Broadcast Production and Presenting at Chester

Want to prepare for a career in television and radio and gain experience both in front of and behind the scenes? Then our Broadcast Production and Presenting course might be just what you’re looking for. It will give you the chance to produce broadcast-quality work, present programmes, and even participate in professional video projects, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice and prepare to stand out in this competitive industry.

Take a look at our interview with Head of Media Dr Alec Charles to find out what you can expect from the University of Chester.

Does your course offer the range of skills needed for work in the current and future media industry?

Our own research and industry advisors have shown that a combination of production and presenting skills should underpin the success of future media industry professionals. Our  Broadcast Production and Presenting course integrates these complementary skills in both television and radio.

Do your lecturers have knowledge, expertise and connections in the media industries?

It is of course vital that your course gives you access to key skills, networks and knowledge. Our course features regular guest speakers (including our own successful graduates) from the media industry and is taught by a strong team of media professionals whose work is underpinned by our own cutting-edge research. Our Department also offers students the opportunity to take part in an annual international field trip to see how media industries work in other countries. Each year we also host our annual North West Media Showcase at which students and industry guests (and friends and family) get to see screenings and exhibitions of our students’ fantastic work.

Does your course have access to professional media facilities?

It is of course really important that students have real-life professional media experience. In addition to our fully equipped TV studio and our brand-new multimedia suite and gallery, our professionally licensed award-winning radio station gives our students the opportunity to produce and present their own radio shows, which are available through local broadcast and via our website. Our station also hosts its own annual awards ceremony in which our students’ shows are awarded prizes by a panel of radio industry professionals. Our students have full access to our studios, edit suites and Mac Labs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Do students have opportunities for professional projects and work experience?

It is increasingly important that media students develop their own portfolios and curriculum vitae to promote their professional futures in the broadcast industries. In addition to modules in work-based learning and experiential learning, our media students regularly produce projects for professional clients as part of their studies and as extracurricular activities.

Have your students or graduates recently won any awards?

Industry recognition is of course a key indicator of the success of any university course’s students and graduates. In the last 12 months, two of our own television graduates have been recognised by the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s talent scheme – while another of our TV graduates has won his fourth Royal Television Society award. Our radio students have just been nominated for a Jerusalem broadcasting award and our radio station won this year’s Student Radio Association award for Best Training Initiative.

 

Want to know more?

To find out more about studying Broadcast Production and Presenting, as well as all of the other courses within the Department of Media, take a look at our website or contact Head of Media Alec Charles by emailing a.charles@chester.ac.uk

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