UK: Lecturer and Course Leader in Media Studies


Alan Taylor. Full time roles and responsibilities at the North Oxfordshire College, now Oxford and Cherwell valley College:

Course Leader & Lecturer, National Diploma
•Lecturer – Higher National Diploma
•Subject Leader in Film Studies,
•Media Studies & American Studies

Student enrollment, tracking, career advancement, course innovation, faculty communication, modular design and EDEXCEL inspection.

This National Diploma course covered understanding the Media, Research Techniques, Media Skills Workshop, Professional Practice, with specialist units in Production Management, Professional Brief, Pre-production Video Techniques, Understanding Video Technology, Photography & Meaning, Shooting Single Camera Drama, Writing for Television & Video, Film Studies, Factual Programme Production Techniques, Experimental Video/Installation, Audio Production Techniques, Sound on Screen, Music Video Production, TV & Video Studies.

Practical work is based in the media workshop, which consists of digital video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities.

All students followed a Key Skills programme and worked with specialist tutors on live practical projects. Visits and guest speakers were integral parts of the course.

Specialist Courses taught by Alan Taylor:

•Working Practices
•Preproduction, Video Dramas, Animations, Documentaries
•Writing for Television & Video
•Film Studies
•Photography & Meaning (Photography National Diploma)
•Critical theory (HND)

Students worked on a series of individual and group assignments covering the above subjects, with completed outcomes in Documentary, Fiction and Animation formats.

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