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What does a Director do?

From directing TV shows, to leading musical productions, to producing radio shows – Directors can have a diverse range of career paths across various industries. As a Director, you would manage media production, ensuring the project meets deadlines and budget. You might also manage the hiring of artistic staff, as well as oversee production strategy, policies and plans. Alternatively, you could be the one in front of the camera or microphone – introducing guests, celebrities, reading the news, commentating on sports or making special announcements.

A Director can also be known as an Artistic Director, Media Director, Creative Director, Media Producer, or Presenter.

Is a career as a Director right for me?

Media Directors are born leaders with a creative flair. If you know how to command an audience and love the arts, you might enjoy a career as a Director. Other skills and attributes beneficial for this role include:

  • strong negotiation skills 
  • good time management skills 
  • confidence and assertiveness
  • strong communication skills 
  • good research and analytical skills
  • the ability to well work under pressure.

How to become a Director

Every journey to study is individual and there are several paths to reaching your career goals. At UniSQ, we offer the following degrees in the area of film, television and radio:
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Last updated August 2023.

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