This course allows you to develop your skills in visual media across a range of platforms. You will work both independently and collaboratively to produce a substantial portfolio of work that is informed by current professional practice and innovative methods of research. You will be supported by visits from outside specialists. The course aims to develop you as a rounded media practitioner capable of working in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts. We will also give you the opportunity to gain skills in managing, organising, and realising professional projects, enabling you to take the first steps as a professional media practitioner. If you choose this course you will benefit from: access to industry-standard professional equipment via our Media Loan Shop; teaching staff who are all practitioners or researchers with active profiles in established and emerging ways of working and leading scholarship in their fields; dedicated and flexible creative learning environments designed for the future; the course’s dedicated media spaces, edit suites and industry-focused radio, photography and television studios; links with a wide variety of employers, some established by our own graduates who now work in the media and cultural industries; help applying for professional experience, placement opportunities and live professional projects: e.g. Regional BBC, Creative City, Rolls-Royce, BBC3.