“Are you gonna be a reporter after you graduate?” As a media student, I’m asked this question a lot. While that might be a career a pursue in the future, there are so many other paths available to media graduates. The degree is giving us with essential skills to survive in many different industries – here’s my top three.
We are able to choose modules that are related to business, such as marketing and public relations. It really depends on what you want to study; the course is very flexible! Last year I chose modules in marketing and business enterprise. In the business enterprise module, we were required to create and operate a business as a group. We are also given the opportunity to pitch our idea to real business people, and therefore gain hands on experience and feedback from professionals. Therefore, the media degree is an all-round programme that allows students to fit into different roles in the real working-world.
We are taught how to use graphic design and photo-editing software as part of the course. All our editing takes place in Culture Lab – the on-campus hub for digital and creative studies. The facilities in Culture Lab are superb and really user-friendly. It’s also where the student radio station and TV studio is located. But the studio is not open 24/7, so make sure you spend your time wisely!
As media students we are interested in everything that is happening around the world – from business or product launches to politics and current affairs. Our lecturers always use the latest events and news for in-class case analysis. We are also encouraged to read local news every week in order to keep track of everything.