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Creative Short Courses – Nottingham Trent University – TV Presenting for 16 – 17 Year Olds Residential – July 2023

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!

You’ll study in NTU’s Centre for Broadcast and Journalism, an award-winning education resource that provides practical training in news journalism across print, digital, radio and television.

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 our 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.

Need accommodation?

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

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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