I'm Adam, a recent graduate from BA (Hons) Media Arts now working as an intern in the Campaigns Team at Plymouth University. I'm mostly a filmmaker, sometimes a photographer but full-time into films, television and new media. Anyone who has ever studied media can agree that once you have learned how to analyse a scene or record your own, you can never fully switch off again! In my blog, I'm going to write about my time as a student at the university and my experiences now as an alumnus.
I really enjoyed my three years studying at Plymouth. I made lots of friends and worked on a range of projects, making my own short films and documentaries... I even created my own brand and won awards during my studies (I'll write more about my course and my accomplishments in a future post!). Overall, I'd say coming to Plymouth was one of the best decisions of my life.
When graduation came around, it was a bittersweet moment. Don't get me wrong - the day of my graduation itself was fantastic. The sun was shining and everyone was in great spirits, my family were there to congratulate me and it was the perfect opportunity to thank my lecturers for everything over the last few years. I was proud to receive my degree after all the hard work and long hours I'd put in across my three years as a student but, on the other hand, I was sad that it was finally over. Graduation was the last time that I would see so many of my friends and course-mates again as we move into the workplace. Thankfully, one of the benefits of being a media student was that someone would always have a DSLR handy and so I have a lot of photos and videos to remember everyone by.
I'm proud that I moved straight into course-related employment after finishing my degree, and I'm excited to be working for the university for the next year. My new role lets me see university life from a new perspective and I've been working on some great projects already. I'll write more about the work I'm doing in future posts, so look out for those.
I'm so excited to see where this new chapter of my life takes me and I hope you follow along!
Until next time!