Addressing the students and mentors, RTS Education Chair Graeme Thompson said: “You are part of a thriving project, which is making a difference to representation in the TV and screen industry. We fervently believe that we reach the parts that others in the industry can’t reach – and that’s fantastic for the diversity of our industry.”
Now in its 10th year, this annual event has become a Southern Centre institution.
Some 200 production-based students from regional universities met around 15 media professionals to discuss TV production, opportunities in the industry and career development.
One of the professionals offering advice at the event was Dean Massey, who in 2014 was part of the first batch of students to receive an RTS bursary. Massey, a graduate of Southampton Solent University’s Television and Video Production course, currently works for Sky News as a camera operator/editor.
The 2019 bursary scheme opened today for application until 30th June 2019, and for the first time not only will applications be open to individuals starting their course of study in 2019, but also to students who began their degree in 2018.
The number of bursaries offered for 2019 will increase substantially with STV funding 10 additional bursaries each year for students studying in Scotland.
The closing date for entries is Friday 20th October 2017.
RTS Scotland launched the Student Television Awards for their twenty-third year in early October. Lecturers and their students from across Scotland were invited to learn more about these prestigious awards and how to enter, as well as to listen to speakers from the industry share their insight and experience.
In a digital age, how we consume content is constantly changing and it has become increasingly difficult to predict the future of content consumption.
At the recent IABM Conference in early December the topic of how under 30s consume content was discussed on a small panel chaired by John Ive, IABM’s Director of Technology & Strategic Insight.
These Masterclasses are open to all students and tutors attending academic institutions, tickets are free of charge but must be booked in advance.
(subject to amendment)
11.00am – 12.00pm Masterclass 1 – Drama
Speaker: Sally Wainwright, Writer and Playwright
Chair: Carolyn Reynolds