It hasn’t taken long for students on our new BA (Hons) Content Creation course to get up and running with lots of Do It For Real opportunities! In December 2022, a group of lucky students worked the Teenage Cancer Trust, “This is Nottingham” show, and even managed to bag a photo with headline act – and recent MOBO winner – Bru-C!
On Saturday 3 December, we had the great pleasure of supporting Teenage Cancer Trust’s “This is Nottingham” concert at Metronome, spearheaded by the award-winning actress, our friend, Vicky McClure. Headlining the night was city-based drum and bass artist, and recent MOBO-winner, Bru-C. Joined by his support acts and fellow Nottingham artists, Jah Digga and Kingdom Rapper, the three rocked Metronome one after the other in what was a fantastic evening, enjoyed by all.
Four lucky Content Creation students got the chance to support event, capturing photo and video content for social media. They even managed to get a photo with Bru-C and Jah Digga. We caught up with first year students, Ria Reddy, and Aidan Douglas to find out what the opportunity meant to them:
“It was incredible, all of the line up were absolutely stunning on stage, the atmosphere, the vibe, the environment – one word, incredible!
“It was so cool to be able to be part of it and it’s been a great opportunity to practice some skills we’re working on in classes, like exposure (photography), editing and video production.” – BA (Hons) Content Creation Year 1
“I’ve really enjoyed working such a high profile event. It’s been a great learning experience, one which will definitely help with future jobs.
“I got to spend some time shadowing the professional photographer, Tom P. Morley do his thing – he works so free flow and it actually helped make a couple of things sink in for me. Tom gave me some great tips and we also got to work together a bit, it’s really helped me to understand what’s expected of me in the future.
“On the course, we’re learning a lot of prediction skills, camera skills, editing and learning how to brand ourselves as content creators online. It’s really useful that we’re able to take advantage of these work experience opportunities whilst we’re studying.
“I feel like these kind of experiences help me to express who I want to be as a content creator. Hopefully it means that, by the time I finish the three years, I can really hit the ground running.” – Aidan Douglas, BA (Hons) Content Creation Year 1
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Content Creation students on Metronome events. They’re self starters, enthusiastic and really get stuck in. They’re considered with their content, with a strong focus on audience engagement and capturing performances on stage, and they’ve started to build a good rapport with performers and artists at events.” – Sarah Connor, Commercial Marketing and Communications Manager for Metronome
This is Nottingham
The concert was organised by Teenage Cancer Trust Icon, Vicky McClure who speaks passionately about how she feels “music is medicine“. All of the acts donated their time, free of charge, as did we with the venue, and all of the money raised from the event has gone to fund Teenage Cancer Trust’s incredible nurses, youth teams and special hospital units within NHS hospitals across the UK that help get young people with cancer through the hardest times imaginable. Thank you to everyone who has supported this truly worthwhile cause.
Are you interested in attending events and getting hands on experience as part of your studies? Book onto an Open Day to find out more about all the opportunities on offer here at Confetti.