Media Culture and Practice

student story

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24May2013

graduate story

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09Nov2012

Nick, who graduated in July 2012, is now a videographer and motion artist at a creative agency:

“I primarily do camera work and edit for a whole range of clients. It can include corporate videos, content for digital platforms, advertisements, internal work and anything else that comes our way. I also get involved in the art direction for projects.

After leaving University I did think hard about what I gained from it:

Being surrounded by an overwhelming amount of fascinating reading was incredibly beneficial. The theoretical side of the course helped me understand that there is a rabbit hole of information that can open up a whole world of wonders.

The practical side of the course gave me a chance to get creative. I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words, so the opportunity to learn a discipline and use it to convey thoughts into presentable pieces was tremendously satisfying.

The experience of being around people with so much talent (both staff and students) was encouraging and inspiring. I think this is a point that is often taken for granted.

The course was amazingly helpful and I truly believe without the Intensive Production module, I wouldn't be working where I am now. It made me confident in creating an idea and turning it into a piece of work. When presented with a brief, I get a whole load of ideas based on things I learnt about on the course. Most of all, it made me work hard". 

UWE media students in Fusion with the BBC

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02Apr2012
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The first Fusion Lab collaboration between BBC and UWE where media students and alumni joined forces to develop ideas for innovative second screen experiences in response to live briefs set by the BBC Natural History Unit and radio producers.

Over a period of three months four interdisciplinary project teams have been exploring new formats for the development of second screen experiences to accompany and extend audience engagement with established BBC programme material. The programme strands explored were 'How Life Works', 'Spring Watch Unsprung', 'Deadly' on CBBC and 'More Than Words' Radio 4 Bristol Festival.

This project was developed and delivered though a partnership between the BBC Academy and UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre.

See the UWE Media Flickr site for more pictures.

graduate story: the Passion of Malé

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18Feb2012
Maria Alejandra Lujan Escalante (Malé) graduated in 2008. She has just finished her MA Media Practice and Culture (also at UWE). The photos below are of her final project, installed at the Pervasive Media Studio last week, which draws on Santeríaa syncretic religion of her native Venezuela.


graduate story

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09Feb2012
George did a joint honours degree with Film Studies. He now runs his own production company:


http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/creativeindustries/aboutus/studentviews/alumni/george.aspx

graduate story

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09Feb2012
Cat, a recent graduate, describes her experience of the degree:


http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/smj/aboutus/studyinghere/studentprofiles/catspooner.aspx

graduate internships

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04Feb2012
Hear Max, a recent Media graduate, talk about his experience of graduate internships supported by UWE:

graduate story

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24Jan2012
Jonathan Spencer, who graduated in 2010, now works for Soho Runners, an agency which supplies 'runners' to post-production houses to assist in editing and other aspects of post-production. He says 'my knowledge of technical processes and software such as Final Cut Pro from my production modules has enabled me to stand out amongst the crowd. My  experience on the work placement module, where I worked as a radio journalist, really gave employers the impression that I can handle the high pressure that comes with working in the media industry'.

graduate story

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05Dec2011
"I've been working at Ape Creative as an Account Executive for nearly 3 years. Ape is a graphic design and marketing consultancy in Brighton who've been running for over 5 years and specialise in premium food packaging, creative strategic thinking and identity. My daily tasks vary from briefing designers, scheduling campaigns, presenting ideas for creative projects, assisting the art directors at photo shoots, taking photos of products and eating freebies like Fudge Kitchen fudge and Prosperity Brownies.

Other than studying web design and photography at UWE (which comes in handy everyday) one of the key skills I've taken away from Uni is the ability to manage time and projects effectively whilst working with different types of people. This really is an invaluable skill. Sadly my time at Ape has come to an end but I've recently taken a job in as an Account Manager at a Social CRM company in Soho, London with clients like Topman and Wii, so who knows where I'll be in a years time!"


Jasmine, Media & Cultural Studies 2008

graduate story

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05Dec2011
"I am currently working full time as an in-house graphic design assistant for worldwide clothing brand, Motel Rocks. I create pages for their website, HTML mail-outs to a 170 thousand strong database, create look books for print and web, and also have a strong involvement with social network outputs, especially Tumblr. In my spare time I DJ for a all female bass music collective, Dutty Girl, promote various nights and run the blog, which is currently having complete re-design due to launch before Christmas. I gained skills at UWE that I now practice within my 9-5 and in my social life".

Amy, Media & Cultural Studies and Journalism, graduated 2010
Hi Seth, I am totally fine for you to refer to...