Written by gales
The Media School at Bournemouth University is proud to have a wide selection of professionally media based courses that prepare our graduates for industry.
For the past 30 years the Media School has been producing successful graduates who have gone on to achieve phenomenal success within the media industry and beyond, most recently taking the film industry by storm.
Over 60 Bournemouth University graduates worked on the visual effects for the popular film Gravity, which has recently won seven Oscar awards.
Gravity’s success extends further than the Oscars, with the movie also picking up several high-profile awards at this year’s BAFTA ceremony. BU graduates involved in the BAFTA win also received widespread local coverage. MA TV Production graduate Ben Mallaby was also nominated for a BAFTA this year in the Short Film category for his work directing the film Island Queen.
Gravity was not the only Oscar-winning film to have involvement from a Bournemouth University graduate as Vanessa Salas Castillo was part of the Disney team that worked on the film Frozen, which picked up the Best Animation award.
At least one BU graduate is also currently working on visual effects for The Hobbit trilogy – which was nominated alongside Gravity in the visual effects category at this year’s Oscars.
During Prime Minister’s Questions on 5 March 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying, “Bournemouth University has excellent courses that have helped to build up the British post-production and facilities industries, which are busy helping to create blockbuster films. It is very good news not only that are we winning Oscars for British films but that British studios are full to bursting point making movies.”
Furthermore, a Bournemouth University TV Production graduate has won a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Award.
Beth Lamont won the Best Entertainment RTS Southern Student Award, for a cookery programme she created in her third year of the BA (Hons) Television Production course at BU.
The show, Mini Munchies, is targeted at pre-school children and their parents, and aims to encourage them to cook and eat healthily.
Beth says “I’m delighted to have won and the film has already opened doors for me by helping me secure an internship at Disney this year, which has so far been a brilliant first step in to the industry.” Read more on the story here.
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