Film and TV Production: What’s it like?

Hi guys, for today’s blog I’m gonna talk about the course I am currently studying within the media department, and some things that you may not know if your thinking about doing this or something similar.

Type of material studied: Film and TV production is at its core a creative subject so you know that there will be lot’s of practical work throughout the course, but what you may not know is that there is a fair bit of theory behind the material as well. This is down to it being an honours degree so there has to be an element of theoretical understanding behind what you are studying. Now, I honestly can’t say I loved all of it! But, it’s definitely not all bad and some if it is pretty interesting and in some aspects can feed in nicely to your York Passunderstanding of the production side of things.

Travel opportunities: If you are interested in trips away then there are things available, this year there was a placement opportunity in Greece if that interest’s you. Closer to home last year we went to York for the annual film festival which is a neat day out.

Events within the University: The Festival in a day is a big one for the media department as they get in different speakers from various roles within the industry, there are also raffles for work placements as well. Speakers can also come in at other times of the year to give masterclasses and are usually free to attend if you are a student, most recently David Yates visited, the director of four Harry Potter films and both Fantastic Beast’s features. These events are definitely something to look out for if your thinking of, or already are studyFestival in a day postering at Edge Hill!

That’s all for today, any question’s let me know and thanks for reading!

Jordan

My Personal Experience on a Campus Tour

Hello everyone, in my last blog I talked about the various ways you can visit Edge Hill if you are looking at studying here next year as a student. Following on from that, in this blog I will talk about my own experience on a campus tour and how it helped me to choose Edge Hill.

Coming from Northern Ireland it was always going to be more difficult to come visit as in my case it would involve getting a coach then a plane and then trains from John Lennon airport. Because of work and college commitments at home I was unable to make an open day or an applicant visit day which was a real shame so I set looking at finding out other times to visit. This was when I found out about campus tours that run every month.

After booking on to a tour I still felt worried I wouldn’t get to see anything specific to my chosen course in Film and TV Production, So I emailed Think Edge Hill and asked them if there was a possibility, that a lecturer could maybe come talk to me more about the course. Thankfully the university were very helpful and on the day, one of the senior lecturers showed me around Creative Edge as well as answering all the questions I had on the course which was really helpful to me. After this I went on the planned campus tour where I got to see more of Edge Hill like the SU and the library as well as other important things like student accommodation. The guides were really helpful and did there best to answer everyone’s question’s. 

I left Edge Hill that afternoon, after spending only a few hours on campus, feeling certain that I was going to choose Edge Hill to study at, so in my experience even though I missed the other visiting events, I still received enough information and insight to make an informed decision which at the end of the day is what your main aim should be when visiting universities.

Open Days

Hey all, I hope you’re doing well.

If you’re looking at coming to Edge Hill, one of the best things to do is come to an Open Day so you can experience the campus and talk to who will be teaching you. We have a few different Open Days throughout the year, the next ones will be on:

  • Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am-3pm
  • Saturday 18th August 2018, 10am-3pm
  • Saturday 6th October 2018, 10am-3pm
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10am-3pm
  • Saturday 24th November 2018, 10am-3pm

When you’re looking at Universities, the websites and prospectuses are your first port of call usually to get an idea of the course you’re interested in and what the University offers, but you can never truly get a real feel of some things. For example, I liked the look of the campus and the modules they offered on my course, but when I actually arrived on campus I fell in love with Edge Hill! The atmosphere and speaking to my teachers helped me realise that this was the University I wanted to go to.

So, if you’re able to make it to one of the Open Days, that’s great! However, I realise not everyone is able to. This isn’t a problem, don’t feel worried if you can’t make one, it’s always about what you need to help you with your application. But if you can’t and you’d still like to speak to your teachers, for example, you can get in touch with them through email. If you email the Course Enquiries team, they would be more than happy to put you in touch with the teachers: study@edgehill.ac.uk