Students will also benefit from the full panoply of wraparound activities that the School of Media Arts and Technology offers. The School has an extensive guest speaker programme, and an extensive list of visiting professors and fellows drawn from industry. Our fellows offer masterclasses on various aspects of their craft and the industries in which they work, offering students the opportunity to network with industry professionals.
The course team includes several industry practitioners:
Paul Stevens who currently works as a freelance presenter at Spire FM, Salisbury. He is former chief sub-editor at the Daily Echo, Bournemouth.
John Thursfield who has worked in audio for over thirty years and has done everything from working freelance for BBC local radio to doing sound design on award winning short films. His work has been featured on national radio and television.
Roy Hanney who works closely with local film festivals and has been both co-director of Making Waves (Portsmouth) and a collaborator with Southampton Film Week. In addition, Roy runs the annual DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge, the UK's longest running 48 hour film challenge. Roy also works closely with events management company Big Adventures to provide audiovisual content and live projections. Roy is continuing to develop links with local online content producers such as Southpoint Films, Napier B2B and Koozai who have all contributed to employability events at the University.
There is also a range of guest lectures run within the School which students have the opportunity to attend. Recent visitors have included Walter Murch, Mick Audsley, and David Gamble providing students with their insight into editing and post-production of feature films including The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Shakespeare in Love etc.