MA TV and Interactive Content
Ramon is a truly international student; originally from Malta and having studied for his undergraduate degree in Film Making in Sydney, Australia, he is now studying for an MA in TV and Interactive Content at Birmingham City University.
On choosing to study here, Ramon says that the University had a good ranking and it seemed to have a lot of expertise when it came to teaching media. The course hasn’t disappointed. He is particularly enjoying the lectures and “excellent support” from staff. The fact that the University is part of a network of Government-accredited Skillset Media Academies was also a major draw for Ramon and the content of the course is proving to be exactly what he was looking for. He has been impressed that most of the lecturers have either worked or still work in the broadcasting industry so their knowledge is from real-world experience. He says: “They have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to us students.”
Ramon has already completed a placement as part of his course. He worked for the BBC in Manchester in its Information & Archives Department and, while he already had practical experience from his undergraduate degree, found it was beneficial to see how “the biggest broadcaster in the world handles the biggest archives in the world”. Ramon is keeping in touch with the BBC and intends to work in TV and on short films in the future as this is his primary passion. He will be sad to leave Birmingham City University though as he will miss the “warm welcome” he has always felt while studying here.