This course balances media production skills with the all-round ability to effectively produce and manage events and exhibitions. The course provides specialist learning in all aspects of the events industry. We enjoy excellent connections with local and national event and exhibition organisations as well as with Birmingham-based events companies. The level of collaboration helps our students when they are searching for media production jobs, with a number of our graduates going on to set up their own events companies and work for a variety of big names such as the NEC Group. What's covered in the course? Our events and exhibitions degree course encourages you to take creative risks and be a 'thinking' media worker, able to adapt to a fast-moving industry and confidently lead change. We nurture your creativity by giving you the opportunity to develop and produce your own event for a real-life client in a professional context, which ensures you are able to put theory into practice. You’ll learn all aspects of the events and exhibitions industry while developing your own management and production skills. With strong links to many influential media organisations, this course offers an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies, and students gain invaluable experience, knowledge, insight and contacts through industry placements. Why Choose Us? We are the only institution in the West Midlands to offer 'Events and Exhibition Industries' as a specialist pathway within a Media and Communications degree. Visiting guest speakers and lecturers from within the industry regularly hold master class sessions to enhance and enrich your learning, and our staff are established events and media professionals with many years’ experience of working in the industry. Events teaching staff still work professionally for a wide range of clients. Creativity and innovation in event production and management lie at the core of the course, encouraging you to develop your own individual portfolio of work. The course is ideal if you want to start a career in the events and exhibition industry. It provides you with the background knowledge and skills to effectively produce and manage the various types of events found across this dynamic and exciting sector. As well as learning the theory and methodologies involved in the industry, you’ll have the opportunity to become involved practically in developing, producing and managing your own events, plus working on events offered to you by real clients.