Bournemouth University (BU) has received its British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) accreditation certificate from British film legend, Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE.
BKSTS is a professional body, and accreditation is awarded in recognition of industry-standard teaching on relevant media production courses. Four of BU’s Media Production postgraduate courses received accreditation at the recent Bernard Happe lecture and Society Awards Ceremony; MA Cinematography for Film and Television, MA Directing Film and Television, MA Sound Design for Film and Television and MA Post Production Editing.
Mark Bond, Associate Lecturer of Cinematography for Film and Television at BU, said,
“The BKSTS is a long established and respected professional body, uniquely placed to assure, encourage and support industry relevance in media production courses.
"We are very proud to have been successful in achieving the accreditation of all four courses and recognise the value of the BKSTS kite mark that signifies an assurance to students, staff, employers and parents of a course’s professional relevance.”
Mark was presented the certificate by none other than Sir Sydney Samuelson, co-founder of BAFTA. Sir Sydney worked on David Lean's big-screen epics, was appointed Britain’s first film commissioner and was knighted for services to the British film industry in 1995.
BU will be hosting a range of events this month for both current students and prospective students about the array of postgraduate courses on offer including the newly accredited media production Master’s programmes. You can find out more in the BU events listings.