Film students kick-start careers with industry internships

Film students Lucy and Nathaneal have both landed internships in the media industry thanks to connections they made at Staffordshire University.

Lucy Marshall was attracted to the BA (Hons) Media (Film) Production degree because of the hands-on filmmaking skills taught on the course.

She explained: “I chose this course because it was one of the most practical for media. I managed to make so many different films, work on so many productions and meet so many people.”

Lucy's highlight was making the short film 'Northern Soul: This is Now', a documentary about the popular music scene, which received positive feedback and has had more than twelve thousand views online.

“It was hard work but really rewarding because you get to see your work being screened and being successful.” she said.

Since finishing the course Lucy has secured an internship with Fuzzy Duck Productions as a Production Assistant and Researcher through one of her lecturers and hopes the experience will lead to a job in the industry.

“I love it. It’s been really, really good! It's allowed me to network and meet people.”

She added: “I don’t think I'd have got this far without the support that I've had on this course.”

Nathaneal Hartley, a graduate from the same degree, was also drawn to the practicality of the course.

He said: “I've always been someone who likes to get hands on with things. This course really helps you to do that and build your skills.”

After visiting QVC television studios in his first year on the course, Nathaneal was inspired to work in the TV industry. He kept in touch with industry professionals that me met on the trip and since graduating has secured a five week internship with the shopping channel.

“After the first week of training I will be working as a Floor Manager, running live TV shows. It’s great experience and will hopefully give me a leg up with my career in the industry.”

Find out more about Staffordshire University's range of film courses here.


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