You will have access to excellent facilities, including our computer suites within the Leicester Centre of Journalism and your own newsroom, to enhance your practical and professional skills further. Workshops take place in our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios, a custom built facility for high-end media production and development.
The studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials and files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.
Specifically, the facilities include:
- Industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites
- A suite of over 20 High-Definition (HD) video workstations, using the very latest industry-standard HD editing software
- Television studios with HD video cameras, green-screen and virtual-studio capabilities
- Two fully-equipped recording studios, featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring
- Broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems
- Audio and video laboratories with high specification test equipment for signal analysis
- Fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display
- A high-speed, high-definition, data backbone, enabling the integration of audio, video and computer-generated media projects Hybrid technologies, using the best of current analogue and digital media.
The film studios located in the Queens building makes available multi-camera, blue screen and green screen studios for all students on our media courses. The green screen and blue screen facilities enable students to create videos that take advantage of colour keying to merge video with computer graphics, stock video and still images.
The multi-camera studio replicates the most common setup for TV studios and enables students to practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting and sound. The film studios also includes a full lighting setup and a viewing gallery so that cameras and presenters can receive direction from the students taking the role of a producer. Using live graphic overlays students can successfully replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.
Media Production graduate Amy lands a job on BBC’s The Voice
Bagging the prime-time TV job after spending all her holidays at DMU working on some of the UK’s favourite programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.
Amy, who graduated with a first class degree in the summer, will start work behind the scenes as a “logger” – someone who types up everything that is said during recording, as it happens, to help with the editing process.
She explained: “My tutor Simon Walsh organised Monday night guest lectures when he got men and women from the industry to come in and talk to us and then we’d all go to the pub for an informal chat. I was committed to radio, but met a TV director at one of these events and thought “what am I doing? I want to work in TV”.
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