By Julie Kissick
As one door closes … another one opens. Exposure Radio is done and dusted for this year, and we move on to Exposure TV. This is the first year the university has run this Major Broadcast module for final year undergraduate students interested in television. We’re building on the successful foundations set by the radio course and hoping that the television version will be as challenging, inspiring and beneficial to those keen to work in the industry.
The practical side of Exposure TV will be visible in April as our Atrium students produce a live daily magazine programme. The format will be similar to This Morning or The One Show, although we’ll be offering our own unique take on stories and events from in and around the university as well as the wider Cardiff locality. The planning stages are well and truly under way and there’s a great deal of excitement as we experiment with ideas.
Our preparations were aided earlier in the week with a visit to ITV Wales News. Our production students were given the chance to observe life in the news hot-seat as they watched live programme output from various vantage points in the gallery and on the studio floor. Our thanks to everyone at ITV News Cymru Wales for answering so many questions and making us so welcome.
Next week the students are tasked with producing their first full-length programme. It’s an exciting and nerve-racking time as their capabilities are stretched and they find out how well they can work to tight deadlines. But this is a learning process and they will all emerge from it better equipped to face the challenges of the working world.
Enthralling, challenging, tiring and in some cases, life-changing times are ahead.
Watch out for Exposure TV. Coming soon.