This is an exciting development for the university and initial reactions from potential students is that it will be a very popular course. The 2 year course will be taught by staff from the university's School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences (CMIS) and media professionals from the television and radio industries. Both the BBC and ITV have been involved in the course development and funding from the South East Development Agency (SEEDA) has allowed UCH to build a state-of-the-art Broadcast Media Centre. This will provide students with access to the latest, industry-standard equipment.
Dr Martin De Saulles, in charge of course development, is positive that the combination of teaching by media professionals and the creation of the Broadcast Media Centre will provide a highly stimulating environment for students. Asked about the rationale behind the course creation he said, "We aim to equip students with the skills required by broadcasters in the 21st century and have designed the course to allow our students to enter a rapidly changing but very exciting new media landscape".