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Lights, camera, accreditation – media production course gets the nod from industry body

Date 11.08.2020

Students’ career prospects have been boosted after a prestigious industry body gave the University of Northampton’s Creative Film, Television & Digital Media Production course the seal of approval.

Accreditation of the course by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) confirms it is relevant and responsive to the demands of the industry, and gives employers confidence its graduates are work-ready.

In addition to studying an industry-approved degree, the accreditation means students will have direct access to a wide range of industry professionals and will benefit from a series of masterclasses.

JAMES executive director, David Ward, said: “JAMES is delighted to confirm our industry accreditation for the Creative Film, Television & Digital Media Production course.

“We especially commend the practical industry focus as well as the high emphasis on creativity which both make for not only a rewarding student experience, and but also excellent work prospects.”

JAMES is a collection of industry professionals ensuring that, through accreditation, course delivery, resources and outcome are relevant to a student aiming to work in the music, audio and media industries.

Programme Leader, Nathan Dodzo, said: “This is an excellent achievement for us because it means that our course is fit for purpose. It gives our students the necessary knowledge and skills that are in-line with industry expectation.

“We take pride in getting the accreditation, and want to ensure that we continue to build on this by attracting new industry partners to assist us in shaping future media practitioners. For our students, this means that they can progress into the sector knowing that their course has been approved by a sector specific professional body and that what they have been taught is meaningful and relevant.”

Students on the Creative Film, Television & Digital Media Production course cover hands-on production modules, including short film, TV studio broadcasting, documentary making and creative video production. They develop production skills in editing, directing, script writing, camerawork and sound.

Final year students are encouraged to set up as a freelance creative, social enterprise or company, which will help to equip them for direct employment upon graduation. Students also have an opportunity to produce work for clients, undertake work experience, produce a major media project or develop a script for potential funding.

Find out more about accreditation on the JAMES website.

Find out more, and apply for, our Creative Film, Television & Digital Media Production course.