Media Studies student, 19 year old Brendan Behan was one of ten out of 1,000 applicants who managed to secure a coveted media apprenticeship place at BBC Scotland.
Brendan started at the college as a sports student. A huge basketball fan, he entered and won a trip to Chicago to make and promote a basketball video. His experience of working with the film crew in Chicago was so inspiring that he changed his career path to study media studies and production.
The selection panel at the BBC was particularly impressed with the standard of the short film Brendan edited this year for Ayrshire and Arran Tourist Board, which had asked Brendan’s media class to film tourist attractions and accommodation to show at their annual conference, The Gathering. The students produced a 20 minute promotional film, putting a lot of imagination and hard work into the final cut. Brendan especially showed his commitment by being involved in every shot and the final edit.
Brendan said “At the BBC I’ll be working on everything from pre-production to post production, operating cameras and radio production. The college projects really helped and gave me an edge at the interview stage. I had experience of working on everything from camera work, titles, editing, music and my portfolio, so I could offer the whole professional package.”
Interested in media courses?
Using the most up-to-date technology, Ayrshire College courses aim to equip students with necessary skills required to succeed in a career in the media. Live projects include elements of writing, radio, television, journalism, photography, as well as social media and finished film.
To find out more phone 0300 303 0303 or to apply visit http://www.ayrshire.ac.uk
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