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Mac 273 week 1 2013

  1. 1. MAC 273Professional Media Practices and Placement Welcome to the Module
  2. 2. Staff• richard.berry@sunderland.ac.uk – 0191 515 2239• carole.machin@sunderland.ac.uk – 0191 515 3829
  3. 3. Why you are here• Understanding how the media works IS important.• Employers value experience and understanding of what the job involves• Legal knowledge could save your career!
  4. 4. Module Content• Improve professional skills in… – Broadcast Media Compliance – Your responsibilities – Making appropriate content decisions – Finding, getting, keeping a job
  5. 5. Module Content• Libel• Contempt of Court• Broadcast Regulation• Copyright• Audience Trust• Privacy and Ethics• Health and Safety
  6. 6. Compliance #fails
  7. 7. Assessments• MCQ Exam – In May – Law, regulation, ethics, practices, industry• Placement Presentation – 10 minute individual presentation about your placement
  8. 8. The Placement• Must happen before August• Any employer• Aim for 2 weeks (or more)• Tell us where you are going• You can have time off if you need it Start planning!
  9. 9. How to get a placement• Where do want to go? – A place? A business? A production?• Do your research – Who do you need to contact? – Is there a process?• Ask and follow-up
  10. 10. Tips for your CV
  11. 11. What we can do to help you• Facebook Group• Sunspace Pages• One-to-one office and email support• Careers and Employability Service• Opportunities, leads and advice
  12. 12. Where to start• Start now• Are there limiting factors?• Is your CV ready?• Check vacancies• Target employers or personal contacts
  13. 13. I don’t know what the jobs are…• Look at places such as: – Creative Skillset – BBC College of Production – Programme Credits – The Unit List – Media UK
  14. 14. Seminars Tomorrow• Media Centre Room 235• Placement and Career Advice, Support and Guidance.• What would you like to do?• Can you share any advice?• What can we do to help?
  15. 15. Links on Sunspace Now
  16. 16. Topics for tomorrow• What do you want to get from the module? Are there myths to be busted?• Placement – where are you at? Are these questions? Tips? Advice?• Have you got a media CV? What is one and why do you need one?

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