Out there, there’s a world outside of Yonkers

Out there, there’s a world outside of Yonkers

Working in the Media Industry is our final ‘theory’ unit for second year Media Production at Bournemouth University. This unit is designed to help us get out into the real world and discover what opportunities there are when we graduate.

The unit will cover how to write and tailor a CV towards a prospective job in the media, interviewing skills and techniques, and the challenges workers face in specific departments and sectors in the media industry. There’s a lot of excitement for this unit as it teaches us the preparation needed before entering the media industry.

Our first task is discussing what is waiting for us when we finish third year.

What opportunities are there for us when the class of 2015 graduate Bournemouth University?

Our course is like a buffet – it offers a nice range of different practices such as script writing, website coding, radio production, filmmaking, and theory. And as the course progresses, you begin to narrow down and focus on the discipline you like and want to work in. Therefore, the course offers you many skills vital for going into such a changing environment – the media industry.

As such, opportunities that may be available would be working with sound, and from that could stem Foley, Sound Design, ADR, Boom Operation, Mixer, Live Audio, Studio Audio, audio for fiction, audio for factual just to name a few. The point is, we will be both versatile and flexible when it comes to working.

For this task, our group listed many jobs that someone could do by starting with a broad term, like audio, and branching out to the specific disciplines that are in that sector.

It did raise a few concerns. Namely, that our course does not focus on such disciplines but only gives you a taster. Like script writing; we have one unit covering how to write a script, while there is an entire three year course devoted to writing for film and television. I point I made though, if you are really passionate and really peruse the area you want to work in, then it will pay off.

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