23/02/2021

Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

Thinking about the future isn’t always easy, particularly when it comes to planning your career. You are expected to know what career you want to have from a young age with teens as young as 13 choosing subjects to study that will shape their future learning and job prospects. While some people have their heart set on a specific job, others don’t know what they want to do. So, how do you begin to plot an effective route up the career ladder?

Identifying Your Career Options and Understanding Your Skills

Before you can assess the various courses out there, you need to do a bit of self-reflection. Put together a refined list of career options by evaluating your skills, interests, and values through self-assessment. Once you understand your characteristics, qualities, and goals, you will be better placed to find a suitable career.

Taking a University Course in Media Production

Graduates of media production courses tend to enter careers in media, creative, and cultural industries. Areas of work include video, film, radio, television, publishing, journalism, computer games, digital media, media practice, and PR.

If this sounds like the sort of career that would appeal to you, it is essential to think about your university and degree choice carefully.

Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?

From creative writing to video production courses; there are many different areas of specialism. You can choose to hone in on a specific area of the media, such as film and video, or you can choose a broader and more comprehensive course that enables you to figure out what part of the media you want to work in.

Students should think about where they want to be in 10 years and then work backwards to determine what digital media courses will be suitable.

Does the University Offer Good Industry Connections and Employment Support?

Not only do you need to assess the course syllabus, but you must consider the university itself and the lecturers who will be teaching you. Do they have any industry links that can help you to propel your career? What percentage of students find employment after completing their degree? How does the university assist with placements, work experience, and securing a full-time job in the media?

Why Study Media Production at the University of Bolton?

Studying one of the University of Bolton media or film production courses, such as the BA (Hons) Film and Media Production, is a significant first step in achieving your dream career. We rank highly in all the areas above including being recognised as No.1 for Teaching Quality.* We’re also proud of our diverse and friendly culture. Bolton, Greater Manchester, and the surrounding areas are very multi-cultural, with one-quarter of our student body coming from ethnic minority backgrounds. These are just some of the reasons why we are recognised as a Guardian Top 50 UK University and have been named No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years**.

Get in Touch

If you are looking for accredited media production courses and a supportive university where you can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe while getting started on your career in media production, look no further than the University of Bolton. Based in Greater Manchester, we have an excellent Student Services Team to answer any questions, whether you want to know more about funding, finance, disability support or anything else that is on your mind.

There are many ways to find out more about our digital media courses. You can check out our Media Production Courses page, call our friendly team on +44(0)1204 900 600, or send an email to enquiries@bolton.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

**Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019 – North West Region

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