Amy Campbell

Graduated BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television - 2010

Current Profession Researcher for ITV

EHU293 Alumni AmyCampbell002

“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.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television.