Sheffield College students visit Journalism

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:27:00 GMT

Sheffield College students Visiting a campus is the best way to make an informed university choice, and so we welcomed Year 12 and 13 students from partners Sheffield College to the Journalism and Media facilities.

During a Focus Day event they had the opportunity to experience our Journalism courses via workshops supervised by our academics.
All the workshops took place in our high-tech classrooms, with the industry-standard equipment contained in our £4m Journalism department.

The workshops consisted of a page layout session (working with InDesign software as used in the newspaper and magazine industry), radio (putting together news bulletins using real breaking news which is fed into the department and reading the bulletins out on air), video editing (working with the AVID editing software that is used in TV and Hollywood), and on Social Media (how reporters use this rich source of news for their newsgathering).

The students also had a talk about the Film Studies courses on offer.

The visit coincided with Graduation Day, so they got a feel for the buzz and excitement as graduates in their cap and gowns wandered around the campus with their proud families.

They also got to see how our facilities are actually used in the industry, as professional work was going on at the same time in our TV studio. A production company was simultaneously working in the studio, making a programme for MotorsTV about the British Supermoto Championships, so our college visitors were able to see the studio being prepared for a professional recording.

Interested in video editing, Joseph, a Sheffield College student said:
“We did some video editing. I’m planning on producing the beginning of a social realism film for my project so it was very helpful to have a look at the editing software and see how it works.”

Adiva and Xanthe worked on magazine layout and here is what they said:
“We designed a magazine cover with the desktop publishing software.  It was good to work on the professional equipment and become familiar with how it can be used and the terminology.  We’ve only done the theory so far at college so it was good to see how it can be applied.”

‌At the end of the day they all took part in a media quiz, winning chocolate!

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