“One of the best things about my degree was learning from professionals who work in TV. We had some interesting speakers who gave us hands-on sessions on subjects like camera skills – it was really useful to be able to pick their brains and get an insight into their careers.
“Having access to a working TV studio was amazing because you learn in a realistic environment and you see the production process from start to finish. You get to experience different roles on the course – from operating the camera to working the autocue – which gives you an idea of possible future careers you might be interested in and shows you how important the whole team is in making a TV programme.
Acting as production manager during my course brought out management skills that I didn’t know I had, and I’m now aiming to become a producer.
Like many people who aspire to work in TV, I have taken several unpaid roles since graduating to build up my skills and experience. This enabled me to get some short contracts with the BBC, initially as a runner, working on Rip Off Britain, Rip Off Holidays and Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners.
I am now a researcher for ITV, based at MediaCityUK. I’m working on a new show –Jo Frost Family Matters – and it’s going really well. I’m still drawing on what I learnt at Edge Hill; it’s great to be asked something and know what I’m talking about because I initially learnt it at university.”
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