Young Professionals UK – Media & Communications
Introduction to future careers in the global media
13-16, 16-18 year-olds
The Media & Communications stream of Young Professionals UK aims to introduce students to a career in the film or TV industry. Through a combination of theory lessons and practical workshops, students develop a critical understanding of global media, explore production processes, study marketing and its relationship with media, and develop a grounding in media ethics.
In practical workshops, students have hands-on experience with cameras, lights and microphones and learn techniques like storyboarding through projects such as creating a video advert to market a new product. Students also enjoy media-focused day trips such as a workshop at Harry Potter Studios to learn how studios make movie graphics to gain insight into future careers and inspire a continued passion in the topic.
2 days inc. Study-in-Action
B1 (lower intermediate)
Hands-on experience with filming equipment
Young Professionals requires an intermediate level of English (B1)
The age range for students on Young Professionals is 13-18
Ideal for students interested in working in the TV or film industry, or pursuing a career in marketing. In maximum classes of 11, students receive a combination of classroom theory-based teaching, as well as practical sessions. Each week, students go on a ‘Study-in-Action’ excursion, to a destination related to their chosen career.
Off-site activities include ‘excursions’ and ‘study-in-action days’.
Excursions are a relaxed way for students to visit famous landmarks and attractions with the whole group.
Study-in-action days have a larger academic element, as students visit destinations within that provide real-life experiences relating to their chosen subject area.
Sample Study-in-Action, Excursions & Activities
Natural History Museum London
Walking tour of Oxford
|Wednesday||Intro to Subject Theory |
Subject Theory 2
|Thursday||Study In Action Excursion||Study In Action Excursion||Film Night|
|Friday||Subject Theory 3|
Subject Theory 4
|Project Preparation 1|
Subject Practical 1
|Sunday||Subject Theory 5|
Subject Theory 6
|Project Preparation 2|
Subject Practical 2
|Monday||Subject Practical 3|
Subject Practical 4
|Skills Elective 1 |
Skills Elective 2
Dates & Fees
|Length of Stay||Location||Age Range||Dates||Price Per Week|
|2 to 5 week courses available||d'Overbroeck's||13-16||7 July - 4 August||£1,700|
|2 to 5 week courses available||d'Overbroeck's||16-18||7 July - 4 August||£1,700|
Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.