During the second year of the programme students will study a work-based professional studies unit. This unit is mandatory and requires students to have gained a minimum of 210 hours of work experience.
This may be either full-time in the summer or part-time over the course of the first year. Students studying on the placement year option are supported to find work experience by the course team and the University’s employability service.
Students are also offered a range of internal opportunities. For instance, during the second year, students are have the option to plan and deliver an Oscars themed event for the third year students. This includes the procurement of sponsorship and the logistics of booking and entertaining VIPs. Event students have also worked on SMILEfest, the University’s annual music industry conference. Past speakers included Marcus Russell, Oasis manager; Andy Coping, Vice President of Live Nation UK; and Rob da Bank, Bestival organiser.