TV Presenting for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG14BU
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TV Presenting for 15 - 17 Year Olds


24th July – 28th July | 2023 | Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Nottingham Trent University

This course gives you an introduction to television presenting, ideal for anyone with an interest in journalism and media.

You'll experience studio and on-location presenting, as well as basic voice training and performance coaching, to ensure you to feel relaxed and confident in the role of a presenter.

You'll also be given tuition on scriptwriting for bulletins and experience a multi-camera studio environment.

This course is ideal if you're considering a career as a presenter, broadcaster or journalist and would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to stand out at auditions and screen tests.

You'll receive one-to-one feedback from the tutor on your presentation style and technique.

During the course, you will:

•    experience live and location work including pieces to camera

•    learn interview techniques – live and recorded

•    develop your voice for storytelling

•    read from an autocue

•    critique industry structures and practices

•    plan, design and execute research in a range of presenting contexts

•    communicate effectively and appropriately and improve your confidence!

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to confidently communicate in front of the camera and have a portfolio of writing and reporting scripts.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have an interest in developing your personal approach to presenting and TV.

Where you'll learn: You will be studying in the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, as part of the School of Arts and Humanities on the City Campus.

You will find modern teaching spaces and group study environments to develop your ideas and skills as a journalist.

You'll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can't reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Here's what previous attendees said:

'The teacher John was very engaging and made the course enjoyable' SE

'I have had the best time and have made memories that I will never forget' AW

'I think the course gave a good balance of practical and theory based learning' CF

Tutor Profile: John Collins has spent the majority of his career as a radio journalist, working on local, regional and national stations as a reporter, news reader and sports commentator.

He has also worked as the news editor for some of the UK's biggest commercial radio stations.

He has read the news, scheduled the music, devised the competitions or managed the newsrooms of stations as varied as Heart, LBC, Capital and Free Radio.

John worked as a reporter, producer and football, cricket and horseracing commentator for the BBC in the East and West Midlands for three years, prior to joining Nottingham Trent University in 2014.

John is the Module Leader for the Broadcast Journalism undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and has responsibility for all undergraduate students' industry placements.

Watch John's profile video where he talks about his career and interests.

Need accommodation?

If you're aged 16 or 17 then you can stay unaccompanied with agreement from a parent/guardian.

To support safeguarding, all guests aged 16 and 17 will be accommodated together in the same halls of residence.

The reception and security team are available 24 hours, and there will be a dedicated supervisor(s) during the evenings and mornings, outside of class times.

Guests will be provided with a mobile number for the supervisor(s) during their stay.

If you're aged 15 then you can stay as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?

This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.

DofE participants must book both the course and accommodation on campus for this to count towards your Gold Award.


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