Media is a subject that opens many different and creative opportunities, which is what I find
most appealing about the subject. What's interesting about media is that it's a part of our
everyday lives and comes in many different forms such as television, radio, social media,
newspapers and many more, showing the variety of opportunities that a degree in this subject
could lead to.
Although I am still undecided on a specific job role, I know what I am passionate about, and that
media is the correct career sector for me. With good time management, a creative mindset,
trustworthy attributes, an overall positive attitude and relevant work experience I thoroughly
believe that I can be successful in the industry with whichever role I later decide fits best for me.
The more relevant education and experience I gain from university would certainly benefit me
more and get me the help I need to start off a successful career.
From my creative media course at college, I have been able to explore the different crew roles
needed to create certain projects which has helped me learn more about myself, such as what
roles I excel at and what I find the most interesting. My course has also taught me a lot more
about the industry, how to create a pitch, all the research and pre-planning that needs to be
carried out before a production, different camera techniques and how to use editing software's
such as premier pro, photoshop and aftereffects to put my work together. Some skills I have not
learned but developed from my course, enhancing my skills such as script writing and creating
Over the summer of 2021 I completed two virtual, work experience courses with Springpod,
each lasting two weeks. I completed one course in Journalism and one in TV and Film. During
these courses I gained a sound understanding of the inner-workings and concepts related to each
industry, the skills needed to pursue a career in these industries and the ability to successfully
apply knowledge gained by completing quizzes and interactive tasks. I also completed a Virtual
Bitesize University Summer School from the 23rd of August to the 26th of August 2021 to learn
more about the University application process, student finance, student life, subject taster
sessions and other important aspects of university, while also interacting with my team in group
challenges and quizzes.
Due to my keen interest in music, outside of my time at college I spend a considerable amount
creating band photography for some small local music groups for my own portfolio and for their
social media accounts. Also, during October of this year I started work experience at a company
named Meash Media where I get to learn first-hand about the industry and what is involved.
With this company I get to shadow the professionals as well as creating my own content using
their equipment and guidance, experimenting more with my photography in a professional
setting and using software's like Canva to create promotions for company’s where Meash Media
manage their social media accounts. Also, during my time in education, I have also had part time
jobs working at companies such as Primark, Tesco and Domino’s Pizza as well as volunteering
for the Royal British Legion. Although these jobs are not relevant to my course, they have helped
me to excel in other areas. As part of my volunteering, I was stationed in their shop in Newcastle
where I had to greet and help customers, take donations, put out stock and deal with card
transactions for the higher priced items. All roles were customer-facing and helped me develop
my confidence, because of this I gained the ability to network with more people. For example, I
independently reached out and visited Sunderland Empire during hours that it was closed to film
for a segment of one of my documentary projects, as well as networking with several different
local bands for my photography. Also, with my peers at college we organised a charity
fundraiser where lecturers and other students could pay to enter with the chance of winning one
of our several games, we raised over £50 which was donated to an animal charity.
With my eager and passionate attitude for the industry as well as the many different
opportunities the media sectors will bring, a degree linking to it will certainly help me with my
future as well as increasing my chances of being successful.