BA (Hons) Broadcast Media and Film Production
Before the degree I was studying at the College. I chose to stay for my degree as I worked well with the lecturers and my classmates, and it’s also easy to get to. There’s a bit of a journey but that works better for me than moving away from home.
I particularly enjoy the practical side of the course. Being able to work with the team, negotiate ideas and work hands-on with the equipment. I’ve learned how to use most of the equipment in the TV studio as well as the Radio Studio and the equipment provided by the course.
On the course we work on a variety of projects, from working in the Radio Studio and TV studio, to going outside and filming on location. We’re able to borrow equipment like cameras, microphones and even larger equipment which means you don’t have to worry about buying it yourself.
The best thing about studying here is the people. Working with my classmates and being able to bounce ideas off each other.
The facilities at the university centre are easy to access and as a class representative I’m able to give feedback on what students want improved around the site. We’ve used the HE Study Space for group meetings and the library to help with assignments. The library has a wide range of books and films for students to borrow.
After the course I’d like to go into cinematography, starting off as a runner and working my way up. On the degree we’re learning about what it’s like to work in the industry. The lecturers are very informative about what we’re doing, they don’t downgrade it, they give you a real perspective. Their feedback is valid and worth taking note of, I’ve especially used feedback to improve not just my video or audio work but also myself.