The Media Creativity Suite
One of the Media department’s facilities is our recently appointed Media Creativity Suite. The suite comprises of a computer lab and a video studio. The lab is kitted out with iMac computers (29 of). These workstations have industry standard software installed, including Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Theory and Practice
Learning the software is only half of the story, one must learn the principles that underlie how we can best communicate through differing media channels.
Students are asked to respond to specific briefs and problems.
A new way of communicating
Through practice and learning the principles that underpin communication, students discover new ways of seeing, hearing and portraying the world.
Through learning new practical skills we can discover new voices, these expressions may be to inform, entertain or persuade.
These new channels can be even more enhanced with combining these practical skills with theoretical endeavours and subjects such as communication theories, global audiences and the effects of technology, as well as many others that media and communication students can study.
Many of the skills learnt with us offer diverse avenues for personal satisfaction and reward. Along with learning valuable professional skills these creative undertakings also promote experimentation and self expression. Realisations that are on-going and can nourish us a whole lifetime.
Students have the opportunity to take part in visits to professional institutions. Sometimes these are based on group visits, other external engagements might be interships.