Reasons To Study With Us
Here are our top reasons to choose the Birmingham City School of Media.
1. Industry-Standard Facilities
Use facilities that don’t just look like those in the media industry, they are used by industry. From TV Studios, photography and radio studios, industry-standard edit suites and cutting edge software, all supported by knowledgeable and friendly technicians, creating your projects will be a hugely rewarding experience.
2. Real World Experience
With at least two industry placements to take part in throughout your studies, you’ll gain up to date, relevant experience in a whole host of media and cultural industries. Previous placements have included the BBC and other TV production and broadcast companies, The NEC, newspapers, magazines, PR companies and radio stations.
3. Industry-Standard Staff
Your teaching staff don’t just know the media industry, they are the media industry. They hail from it. Let them show you, teach you and open up a world of opportunities for you with industry links, live projects and invaluable work experience placements. There is a thriving and inclusive research culture at the School. This includes academic staff who are research active, and UG and PG students too.
4. Sky Scholarship
Making your mark and building contacts within the industry, could be the key to your success. As part of our commitment to employability, you’ll be able to apply to take part in the Sky Scholarship scheme. This annual programme could offer you the chance to gain two weeks work experience with the broadcaster in their Content Services department, opening your eyes to a wealth of broadcasting roles.
Employability and becoming industry-ready is at the heart of everything we do at the School of Media. With numerous work placements, guest speakers, industry projects and competitions, you’ll be well prepared to take your place in industry upon completion of your course.
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6. Second City Location
We are a part of Birmingham’s economic and cultural renaissance. A city with an international reputation that could help you get to wherever your imagination desires. Its friendly population is what makes Birmingham a dynamic, multicultural city – and also one of the largest cities in Europe offering a heady mix of galleries, music, restaurants and bars.
7. Earn While You Learn
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
8. Nine in 10 Graduates Are In Employment Or Further Study
Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 97.4 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16).
9. Enhanced Career Prospects
We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad.