Jamie Rushin, a student on the University of Birmingham’s Film and TV: Research and Production MA, recently completed a 10-week internship at Creative Media.
Read on to discover how Creative Media can help the careers of University of Birmingham students on this course.
How did you hear about the Creative Media internship?
The Research and Production MA has a requirement for students to take on a placement. Students are given a list of internships, which included the one at Creative Media.
What has the Creative Media internship done for you?
Unlike some internships, this was a very practical placement. It offered the best experience for technical stuff, like operating camera equipment.
Stuff that I wouldn’t have been able to do on the course, I was able to do on this placement.
What was your highlight from the internship?
Some of the projects I worked on included filming UoB alumni, on-campus interviews and being on-set at a local primary school.
My highlight was a video for the Drama department at the Drama Village. It was a big project and involved two days of filming. Chris and Neill from the film team allowed me a lot of independence to explore the cameras myself.
How will the internship benefit your future career in media?
This placement has really helped me improve my technical knowledge. I also got valuable experience on the admin side, primarily call sheets and directories. I got to learn from a very experienced team.
Also, because Creative Media can offer longer placements, that’s also an advantage on other companies.
Would you recommend the internship for other students?
Yes! If students want technical media experience, this is the right placement for you.
“We are proud of our internship arrangement with the MA course and always strive to ensure students gain lots of practical experience. When they first arrive, I sit down with them and try to understand what aspects of production they are interested in and try my best to ensure they get to explore that as much as possible. We are also lucky that the students really commit themselves to the internship and embrace the opportunity to improve. By the end of their time with us, it is always hard to say goodbye because they have become an important part of our team.”