Birmingham City University’s Birmingham School of Media, which is a major sponsor of this year’s Midlands Media Awards, is a recognised centre of excellence in providing media education in the UK.
It offers media training of the highest quality and is committed to producing professionals who can lead the UK’s creative industries to the forefront of productivity and innovation on a global scale. As a result many of its courses have been accredited by Creative Skillset, the government's skills sector council for audio, visual and creative industries.
Sarah Jones, who is head of the School of Media, said: “Here we #DoMediaDifferently. Our staff and students are innovative, creative and curious, pushing the boundaries of media practice and research. Through a range of courses, we are redefining media landscapes. Students come to the Birmingham School of Media to study journalism, film, media production, media communication, PR and music industries. They graduate with core media skills, but with an edge and flair allowing them to adapt in an ever-changing media landscape.”
The School offers a range of courses designed to equip undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals with the key skills and recognised qualifications that are in demand across industry, from marketing and PR to communications, new media and journalism.
And because the School is located a city that is brimming with creative energy, it is able to tap into the wealth of knowledge provided by the creative companies and enterprises that are based here.
It also places a strong emphasis on collaborating with businesses and other universities, and part of the “student experience” includes the opportunity to gain workplace experience within creative companies.
Students benefit from a full range of industry-standard facilities, which are based at the university’s city centre campus and at a purpose-built centre.
Teaching staff comprise of specialists in their respective fields, including academics and industry professionals, all of whom are perfectly placed to offer a wealth of experience and knowledge. Birmingham School of Media students also benefit from access to high-profile guest speakers from across the industry.
A dynamic community that is responsive to the changing face of the media industry, Birmingham School of Media is the perfect starting point to your media career.