Having completed his second year on BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering, Alex Snell has taken a year out to work for Ericsson Television in Hedge End. Alex found the placement through the Media Technology programme’s industry network and Solent University’s SMPTE chapter.
The 16th May 2016 saw the end of year poster day come to the Southampton Solent conference centre for the media technology students. Students presented their projects for the year, showing off their research as well as the things they’ve built. The event was an opportunity for employers looking for fresh graduates to come in and take a look at who’s doing work relevant to them, as well as people with an obvious passion for their work.
The Solent Live Event Society took charge of a gig at the Turner Sims Concert Hall on the University of Southampton’s campus last week, setting up and running both the sound and the lighting for the event.
Southampton Solent University was visited by renowned Sound Engineer and Designer Dennis Baxter on the 19th of February 2016. Dennis is a broadcasting engineer legend who has been responsible for the sound of the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, the World Cup, and NASCAR, earning him five National Television Emmy® Awards for sports audio.
Studying media technology based courses at Solent is not just about learning how equipment is used, we also need to have some understanding how the equipment functions and works. This involves learning basic electronics. Electronic labs are conducted with both lectures and seminars, with the key theoretical information being delivered via lectures which are followed up with labs, helping with hands-on understanding and bringing the theory and practise together.
The “Three Rs” Challenge for Media Technology Education – Recruitment, Resources and Reputation
Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 18:15 to 20:45
Southampton Solent University
Lecture Theatre 1
East Park Terrace, SO14 0YN, Southampton, United Kingdom