Media Lab Operatives – Open to current University of Worcester students only
The prime purpose of the Media Lab is to offer suitable students from throughout the University the opportunity to gain practical work based experience through involvement in client-focused projects. Media Lab project work to date has largely involved the following areas:
Website development, mobile applications development, video production work, design and illustration projects.
It will be possible from 2018/19 for WBS students to seek credit for their work through the Media Lab in linking projects to accredited Work-Based Project modules as part of the BA/ BSc (Hons) programmes, at both levels 5 and 6.
Contract hours for each project will range from just a few to 100+, depending upon the project in question. However, it is recognised that some students will only wish to join the Media Lab to use the facilities and to learn from others, rather than to be attached to live projects in their own right. The Media Lab will be supportive and inclusive regarding this type of interest and it is hoped that students can still benefit from the guidance, training and support on offer from University of Worcester staff “specialists” who are attached to the Media lab.
At any one time there will be a number of Media Lab projects that are ongoing, and a number that are in the ‘scoping’ phase. We are also expecting that over time students who have developed good commercial knowledge, skills and insight might consider other opportunities available within WBS such as business start-up and incubation support.
Students in the Media Lab may, at some point in their development, engage in some or all of the following depending on the projects they are engaged on:
• Developing and modifying responsive websites.
• Coding related to either front and/or back end.
• General online research.
• Organising and developing content.
• Graphic and new media design.
• Project managing.
• Problem solving.
• Working and meeting with clients.
• Working with others in small teams to problem solve.
• Editing and writing for the web (Media Lab Blog).
• Wireframing and prototyping
• Video and camera work
• Editing and post production work.
• Photography, optimisation and image editing.
• Editing copy for websites.
• Using the Adobe Creative Suite.
• Using various editors and related design software and plugins.
• Developing and customising social media channels.
• Developing and implementing interactive components of websites.
• Undertaking work for charities.
• Attending group or project meetings.