Media Production Student Quotes
- “I am just making a showreel”
- “It’s not that important a module. It’s only ten credits”
- “I thought it was a joke module until I finished it: then I realised it was probably the most important module on the degree”
- “I haven’t even thought about it yet” “I don’t need to talk to anyone outside Uni. I know what I am doing”
- In 2010 there were 106 applications for every graduate media role (paid and intern). That’s a rise of over a fifth (22.6%) compared with 2009.
- That figure is still broadly the same. In 2008 and 2009 the number of graduate vacancies in media fell by 57%.
- It is only now starting to rise again In 1999, 7,400 students were on undergraduate media studies courses. Ten years later there were 25,400.
- That’s more than triple. That figure is still roughly the same now. 233 days. The number of days before you leave University
What Is A Portfolio
Traditionally, portfolios for entry-level media jobs tended to be videotapes or DVDs of a representative sample of a person’s work with a covering letter and CV that were sent to prospective employers (often speculatively) by post.
- They are now almost never on DVD
- They almost never just show a sample of a person’s work but show evidence of other skills too.
- They are rarely sent in the post to a specific person but are ‘found’ by people in the industry.
Examples of DOP
If you look at the Creative Skill set website, most media production jobs require:
- Communication skills
- Time-management skills
- Networking skills
- Technical and creative skills
Consolidating My Skills
- Skills you already have (still, video, sound) and the evidence for claiming that skill
- New skills you need to carry out your FMP and how you intend to obtain them.
- Skills or further training you need for entry into the workplace.