The course team maintain strong connections with the media industry.
Paul Stevens currently works as a freelance presenter at Spire FM, Salisbury. He is former chief sub-editor at the Daily Echo, Bournemouth.
John Thursfield 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 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 audio-visual 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.
Within the school, guest lecturers over the last 12 months 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 and Shakespeare in Love.
Within the degree over the past 12 months guest lecturers have included Matt Wenham (freelance director/producer, BBC, Channel 4, Sky1) and Marie Malyon (White Crow Research).