Sunderland Media Arts Program
Join the largest media school in the Northeast of England to study media. Courses at the University of Sunderland are based in the £12m David Puttman Media Centre, but students will also work on location in both London and Edinburgh, exploring, sightseeing and putting together great content for broadcast.
The Summer Media Program lets students choose from two exciting options:
- SPARK FM – recognized as the Best Student Radio Station in the World at the New York Radio Awards for its unique multi-platform production model and quality of output , for which students create, develop and produce content for a range of live media platforms, whether it be TV/documentary production, news, sport and entertainment journalism or live presenting and broadcasting, or
- Amazing Live – home to the UK's biggest source of new independent music, 'amazingtunes', and the UK's only dedicated national radio station to new and emerging artists, 'amazingradio', in a four week course designed to provide amazing opportunities in music television, video and live radio. During the course with Amazing Live, students will attend live gigs, produce a live music TV show and visit music and performance venues in London and Edinburgh .
Students participating in either program will spend five days in London exploring the capital city and researching their chosen subject.
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Language of Instruction: English
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ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded 15 University of Sunderland credits (3-4 US credits, ultimately determined by the home institution). Assessment will be in the form of a practical project and presentation.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Students must have completed at least one year of university-level study in any discipline.
I-to-I applicants who are not native English speakers must submit a minimum official TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
Additional options are available for semester programs. See the Membership Directory for details.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students will be housed in single rooms in an on-campus residence hall. They will share kitchen and bathroom facilities with fellow students. Heating, electricity, bedding, and WiFi Internet access are included. Meals are not included, but fully equipped kitchens are available for students to use.
Students will receive an orientation session upon arrival to introduce them to the university and the city of Sunderland. This will include campus and city tours and an introduction to all of the services available at the university. Field trips may include a visit to Hadrian’s Wall to find out how the Romans lived, a trip to Alnwick Castle dating from the 11th Century—which is also featured as Hogwarts in Harry Potter—and a day out to a local art gallery. Social evening activities may include a trip to the cinema or theater, ten-pin bowling, and a welcome and farewell dinner—all included in the program cost.
The University of Sunderland is a dynamic, modern university with a growing reputation for teaching and research. The university has recently been named “The Best New University in England” for the quality, quantity, and range of its research. It has also been voted one of the top five campuses in the United Kingdom.
The workshops on this program will mainly be delivered in the David Puttnam Media Centre, which is one of the United Kingdom’s most advanced centers for training media students, with facilities that often match or even exceed standards in the media industries worldwide. Built at a cost of £9 million and opened in 2003, the university has recently invested a further £1.5 million to keep its facilities at the cutting edge of technology. Students’ work will be screened in CitySpace, Sunderland’s brand new £12m sports and social facility.
Sunderland is located in the Northeast of England, an area renowned for its history, culture, and beautiful countryside. It’s home to numerous abbeys, castles, stately homes, and a picture perfect coastline. With a rich and fascinating heritage, Sunderland has a superb array of places of historical interest to visit and explore. Sunderland is the location of Washington Old Hall, which is the ancestral home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Sunderland is also known as the “City by the Sea” with a compact city center offering great shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.