Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 3:48pm
Forces Media Academy is inviting applications from service leavers, veterans,
and reservists to embark on a free one-year Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Media Production Course.
Academy, which is part of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC),
provides 15 ex-service personnel per year with the training, experience and
qualifications they need to forge successful careers in the media, whether videography,
digital, TV or radio.
accredited first year degree course is run at SSVC’s headquarters in
Buckinghamshire harnessing the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) and
Forces TV, so students work in a live media environment, with award-winning
media teams who understand the military, alongside the programme of lectures.
first intake of students come from a range of ranks and backgrounds from across
all three services, and were selected for their aptitude and passion for the
Joseph, who served
in the Royal Logistics Corps and the Royal Military
Police, has completed her first term at the state-of-the-art Forces Media
interested in the media as a career path when I was younger, but was encouraged
to take a different direction,” said Pamela.
has been incredible. I've been in education recently, having studied computing
at college, but the course and the equipment here are leaps and bounds ahead of
opportunity to create real life content for a real life client is amazing and
the atmosphere on the course is incredible.”
experience and practical skills feature heavily in the course, which includes
modules such as: Camera and Lighting Skills, Film and Video
Editing, Promo Video Production, Contextual
Studies, Research Techniques and Practical Skills for Moving Image
The Forces Media
Academy’s principal charity partner, The Royal British Legion, provides each
student with an £18,000 bursary to assist with living costs, and the free HNC
course is funded by the Chancellor’s LIBOR Fund.
Media Academy Director, Alistair Halliday, said: “Our first course come from a
wonderfully diverse range of backgrounds and the students are already
discovering where their interests lie in the media industry.
“It has been fascinating to see how each
individual has tackled the syllabus – after just one term at the Academy the
students are already demonstrating immense creativity, making great video
content and developing expertise in specific subjects.
are delighted to be inviting applications for the next course, due to start in
autumn of 2018, and we encourage service leavers, veterans, and reservists to
get in touch if they are keen to know more about the unique benefits of
studying at the Forces Media Academy. We remain hugely grateful for the support
of the Royal British Legion, our principal charity partner, for their amazing
bursary, along with a number of organisations who have given support.”
Royal British Legion's Head of Grants and Social Policy, Steven Baynes, said:
"The Academy’s work is innovative and practical, building on the existing
and highly transferrable skills of those who serve in HM Armed Forces. We’re
proud to provide bursary funding to make the course accessible to as many
future media professionals as possible."
Forces Media Academy is open to anyone who has served, whether as a regular or is
serving as a reservist. Personnel with an aptitude for, and keen interest in
media can apply online now for the next intake in September 2018 via www.forcesacademy.com.