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This course offers students an opportunity to pursue comprehensive study in both film and video/DVD practice; it provides students with a detailed knowledge of aspects of film theory, established industry conventions and new and innovative approaches to production; it has been carefully crafted so that the theoretical film elements complement and underpin practice at every stage of the course; although the emphasis is on practical aspects of content production by drawing on both theory and practice, students are able to explore the subject in depth, broaden their range of skills and improve their overall experience in the various disciplines necessary to be successful in either context: the theoretician with vital practical knowledge, or the practitioner with invaluable theoretical insight.
Year 1: Digital video production; contemporary industry practice; the moving image 1; the moving image 2; camera, lighting and sound; post-production: art and technique. Year 2: Documentary production; recording reality; screenwriting; film movements; TV studio production; placement. Year 3: Identity and difference; directing fiction; dissertation or project; genres; experimental film and video.
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Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyHIGH92%
Graduates who are media associate professionals
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers
Graduates who are functional managers and directors
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic – some parts of the industry have struggled during the recession and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2012, one in seven grads entering the media had a media studies degree) but they’re more likely to be directing, or operating sound or video equipment, or researching.
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