The course offers many opportunities for work experience to hone your practical skills in a professional setting. Recent examples include working with CityEye to assist in the organisation and management of the annual Southampton Film Week, filming at Glastonbury and other summer music festivals, creating promotional videos for local charities, and paid placements at Diegesis magazine.
Critical reflections on professional development and work experience opportunities are credited as part of the assessment for the third year unit Professional Practice Portfolio.
Guidance and advice in finding suitable work experience is provided on this unit, as well as in termly course meetings and individual progress tutorials from the first year onwards. Support is also available from the University’s careers service, Solent Futures.
Students also have the opportunity to gain work experience through Solent Creatives and Solent Productions, the university’s in-house creative agency and production company, which help source work experience opportunities (paid and unpaid).