Chasing a Story

English & Media

Our Media & Communication students got stuck in to the Creative Arts Academy launch with groups of Media Studies, Film Studies and Journalism for Press and Radio students working on individual projects.

Film students had the hard task of trying to create a film in a mere seven hours on Tuesday 3 November. Throughout the morning there were teams of three around the college, trying to capture as much as they could in the time frame allotted. In the afternoon, however, the halls were quiet as the students finished up their filming and retreated to begin editing their final products. We can’t wait to see what their films will reveal.

In comparison, Media students were trying to capture the whole launch event on film, going around the college and filming whatever activities they could relating to the launch of the Academy. Journalism students got stuck in too, interviewing as many students as they could from different disciplines about their courses, the facilities and the Academy in general.

On Wednesday 4 November the fun didn’t end, as Itchen Radio started their eight hour broadcast. It was a huge task for the students, who filled the show with song requests from students, interviews and much more.

Speaking to Media Studies and Journalism students Rebecca, Emmony and Ella-Mai, they spoke about how the Academy gave them an opportunity to ‘develop their portfolios’, something which would be key when applying for jobs in media and journalism, as they all want to go into careers in this area. 

We expect the Creative Arts Academy will give students plenty more chances to express themselves and develop their skills for future careers.