Daniel's Story

Name: Daniel
Course: MA Digital Film and Television Production
Graduated: 2015
Current role: VP of Media and Operations

Knowing I would have hands-on experience from production to post with the RED's was important

What did you do before applying to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television?

Before applying I was running the production side of the YouTube channel GTChannel.

Why did you decide to do a Masters degree?  

I decided to pursue a Masters degree in order to move my career forward. I wasn't happy staying still and working just in the online space. I wanted to move into television and film, and I needed the skills to make that jump.

Why did you choose the Department of Theatre, Film and Television?

I chose this department mainly for two reasons. First, I wanted to work with current technology when it came to gear. Knowing I would have hands-on experience from production to post with the RED's was important. Second, was the location. I wanted a place that would enable me to immerse myself completely in my studies.  I knew living in York would be key to my learning.

What were you hoping to get out of studying here?

I hoped to get the experience and confidence that I could be thrown onto any set and know I'd succeed.

How did you become aware of the University of York?

I learned of the University of York through my Internet searches. Coming across it both from its ranking but as well as the department’s web site.

What are your career goals?

My career goal is to earn a comfortable living doing what I love to do. I love telling stories in the visual medium and that is what I want from my career.

What would you say to someone thinking about studying at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television?

I would recommend that if you are looking for a great learning environment, instructors eager to teach and give advice, and a community who embraces its members, then this department and the University of York is perfect for you.

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