ITV Studios is looking forward to supporting the University of Central Lancashire with its new fast track degree in Continuing Drama. We understand the importance of closely connecting industry to Higher Education, enabling future talent to gain access to the best advice, knowledge and contacts whilst also giving colleagues an understanding of how skills are being taught. Working under our Northern Lights initiative we will help UCLan to develop students in to the future stars of our industry.”
John Whiston - Managing Director Continuing Drama & Head of ITV in the North
I’m really excited to be involved with UCLan’s innovative fast track degree in Continuing Drama. To offer students such unique real world experience and the opportunity to actually produce a continuing drama alongside industry specialists is a fantastic offering. Having worked with UCLan on a number of projects, like Soap in a Week and Drama Bites, I know that this degree will offer students a new pathway into the industry and one which will support and nurture fresh talent.”
Robbie Sandison – Former Head of Production – Coronation Street
This Soap in a Week project is really exciting for us at ITV and one we’re delighted to be doing with the University of Central Lancashire. The facilities here are fantastic; the new set is amazing and it will be such a great educational tool to help students come out at the other end with practical industry knowledge.
Phil Collinson, ITV Development Producer