Starting a career in media, journalism and photography can be challenging. That’s why we have invested millions of pounds in our photography studios, TV studio, editing suites and production facilities for TV, radio and film to give you the opportunities to train and showcase your work.
Recent opportunities have included filming and reporting on live Sheffield Sharks basketball matches, as well as industry placement projects on short films.
We also host regular news days for our trainee journalists, where a working news office environment is replicated for students who are challenged to keep pace with the constantly evolving world of news.
Harriet Massey, photography student and matchday photographer at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
There’s a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!
At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us.
Our qualifications include:
The Yorkshire Film and TV Employer Skills Academy was launched in September 2021 to give our students access to bootcamps, masterclasses and special events with some of the biggest employers around such as Channel 4 and Air TV.
Opportunities for our students include visits to current sets and studios, industry workshops, visiting speakers and reviews of project pitches hosted by Screen Yorkshire and their partners.
All of our creative students can join the Academy to support their studies.
Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:
Our students study at our Hillsborough Campus in our TV studio with lighting rig and audio room, photography studios and editing suite, podcast studio, and Mac suites.
Our media, journalism and photography students are constantly out gaining experience and putting their newly developed skills to the test. When you work in the creative sector, building your network of contacts is really important as these contacts often provide job opportunities. The experience that you build with us is the start point.
Here are some recent examples of the experiences, trips and visits our students have been on:
Many people in this industry are self-employed, giving you loads of freedom to be creative and work in the roles that inspire you most, such as
After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.
Need a hand figuring out your career plan?
Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.
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