The Institute of Media Arts produces graduates with the potential to shape the future of Britain’s media and creative industries. We offer our students the opportunity to gain real-life experience through our partnerships with the media industry.
A formal partnership between the University and BBC in the Midlands offers students the opportunity of industry experience in real conditions.
This currently takes three forms:
Students gain valuable work placements at a range of Midlands based Production Companies, Public Relations businesses and Radio WCR FM.
Students recently took part in an outside broadcast of the Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2 show at WCR FM (pictured right).
Students frequently engage in production briefs commissioned by employers.
Clients have included:
(Pictured right: students undertake a survey of residents on Wolverhampton City Centre developments.)
Our students are regularly nominated for awards. In 2009 BA (Hons) Video & Film Production students were nominated for the 'Best Drama' in the prestigious Royal Television Society Student Awards.
And in 2008 our students won a hat-trick of awards at the same awards, including BA (Hons) Video & Film Production graduates winning the Best Drama Award for their comedy-drama "My Two Best Friends".
Pictured: From left to right: Steve Evans, Michalis Michael, Rahela Jagric, Matt Bennett and Pete Benfield - RTS award winners 2008.