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Be a filmmaker, documentary filmmaker or radio programmer from day one of our film and media undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
You'll cover the key skills required in the film, media and broadcast sectors on all of our courses, with the option to concentrate on your desired specialism.
You can pick a course focusing on theory, creative production or technical knowledge. Best of all, you can transfer to another degree if your first choice doesn't suit your career goals.
Whichever path you choose, you'll learn through practice in the best possible environment. Our £11.5 million Cadman Studios feature our production and post production facilities and include a fully kitted out TV centre with control rooms. You'll also learn from lecturers with film and broadcast industry experience, who can give you the insights you need to get an edge over the competition when you graduate.
Our diverse courses and experienced lecturers can help you to a career in Film and Media
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You'll use our HD Television Centre, which is equipped with broadcast standard technologies, green room, vision gallery and a comprehensive racks room.
You'll be trained on and use pro-standard portable location camera and sound equipment throughout your course.
You'll also have a large dedicated green screen compositing studio, a 3D motion-capture studio a large post-production edit facility.
Three professionally equipped radio studios house a range of specialist news production and music scheduling software (Burli, Myriad) and professional hardware (Sonifex S2 mixing desks, ISDN units).
You’ll have access to industry leading 4K film camera equipment and you’ll spend the majority of your time working with it on location.
Throughout your studies, you will have access to the very best cameras, both top end digital and film.
We have over 50 industry standard editing suites for you to perfect the edit, colour and sound mixes on your productions.
Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career.
This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Alongside your studies, it will give you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.
From live radio and TV broadcasting to industry projects and commissions, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical knowhow. Imagine the thrill of pitching ideas to industry professionals, or seeing your work screened at London's National Film Theatre.
Thanks to enviable industry links, our students are often able to secure incredible work placements. Some join Unique, our in-house production company, while others work for leading names in film, TV and radio.
Thanks to our graduates and industry professionals, we have links with companies such as:
Our graduates have secured work in a wide range of creative, technical and administrative positions in film, television, radio and new media.
You'll find lots of career options open to you. Our graduates work as directors, camera operators, cinematographers, producers, presenters, scriptwriters, documentary makers, and studio floor managers on prestigious projects, including:
A number of our awards are accredited by the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) and the Sector Skills Council, Creative Skillset. Our students' work has also received recognition from the British Film Institute and the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI).
The quality of our students' and graduates' work is globally recognised, with an Oscar winner among our alumni. Others have awards from: UK's Royal Television Society, New Zealand's Uni Shorts, the Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinema, BAFTA, Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, and the Budapest and Melbourne Film Festivals.
Our graduates have found employment in these roles, among others:
Thanks to Staffordshire University, I felt I could connect, converse and engage with professionals on a level where I understood the film industry terminology, production process and to showcase my knowledge of the industry standard software and equipment.
I’ve worked on everything from TV dramas like Call the Midwife, all the way up to larger feature films, the most well-known probably being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I’m currently aerial camera assistant for Steven Spielberg on Ready Player One.
They understand what the film industry wants, in terms of technique, quality and accuracy. It's these skills that clearly helped me when entering the Virgin Media awards. The equipment we get to use on the course is great and prepares you for the real world of film making.
I just wanted to make a film that says it's ok to be different. My lecturers were completely supportive throughout the course and really helped me make the film I wanted to.
I didn't know I had this in me until I came to Staffordshire University. I started writing on the course and really enjoyed it. I've had fantastic support from my tutors, they've really encouraged me.
Stephen’s teaching centres on broadcast programme histories and media performance, especially acting on television. His research interests include broadcast light entertainment and comedy, television drama, and children's programming.
Polina is a Lecturer in Media/Film Production.
She is a hybrid artist, researcher and lecturer, and currently the Director the Interactive Filmmaking Lab at the School Computing and Digital Technologies of the Staffordshire University. Throughout her career, she has worked in the creative industries, as freelance creative professional and in academia, teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate level on the areas of Film, Digital Arts and Design, while she joined the School of Computing and Digital Technologies of the Staffordshire University in September 2017 as Lecturer in Media/Film Production. Additionally, she is an affiliate member of national and international organisations for the creative industries and the new media arts.
Rachel is a Lecturer in Film Theory & Production, and as well as being a Lecturer, she is also an active Filmmaker and Writer.
Her expertise lies in Script Writing, Film Directing, Film Producing and Film Theory. She is also currently studying for a PhD [Representation of Women in Film].
Colin is an approachable Course Leader who’s dedicated to helping his students do their best work. An active film and video production practitioner with over 500 productions under his belt, Colin brings his ongoing practical knowledge and experience directly into his teaching.
Peter has more than 25 years experience in the film industry and in 2011 was co-founder of the spin out company Grand Independent – a film production and distribution company based in Staffordshire.
He began his career as a reader working for Hollywood studios including Universal and Columbia pictures and has sold original screenplays to the major studios as well as working as a writer on feature adaptations.
He moved into producing with recent credits including Associate Producer on feature films The Perfect Burger (2009) and Soulboy (2010). He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and The British Kinomatograph, Sound and Television Society.
Sam and Nicole launched a production company since meeting on their degree course.
Filmed in London, graduate Helier’s first feature film production, Kaufman’s Game, is the first ever student film to be released in Savoy and Odeon cinemas.
Freelance videographer Phil has worked on projects ranging from corporate videos to music and wedding videos, which landed him an internship at PR agency, HROC.
Natalie has her dream job working for Hollywood visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic as a Production Coordinator on major motion pictures.
Sophie now works as a full-time camera assistant on television dramas for the BBC.
An interest in cameras since school age, took Carl to university and a career working with the biggest manufacturers, providing expert advice to film makers.
Andy’s first roles after graduating were with Granada TV and the BBC. Since then he has moved into photography and now works under his own brand.
Graduate James has turned his dream of working with Hollywood’s biggest names into a reality thanks to the skills he developed during his degree.
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