Reginald Woolford – MA Television
Reginald Woolford is a student on the MA Television course at London College of Communication. Here, we catch up with him about why he applied for the course, what it's been like studying at LCC, and his aspirations for the future...
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
Since I was very young I’ve known I wanted to work in the moving image industry. As a child I was enchanted by the magic of film, and it’s always been a medium that I’ve enjoyed. Storytelling in its many and varied forms has always been something I’ve excelled at and in the last 4 or 5 years I’ve invested a lot of time in teaching myself how to write screenplays.
Once I’d identified that I would like to work in television, I scouted the country for Master’s Degrees that were interesting and would give me the right platform to move into the industry. When I came across the MA Television course at LCC I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to apply and once I got accepted I haven’t looked back.
What was your first impression of LCC when you joined?
LCC is a fascinating place to work full of an eclectic mix of students and staff. It’s the type of place that breeds and celebrates creativity at every opportunity. You get a sense of this immediately as you walk in the building.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?
The Major project that this course offers in the second half of the year is really interesting. You can tell the way the course is structured that everything leads up to this project, and that it is the culmination and sum total of the hard work that goes in over the first 8 months of the degree. Students are given almost entirely free reign to make a television programme of our choice. To have this kind of freedom available – along with the facilities on offer at LCC – is truly a fantastic opportunity.
What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?
If you’re unsure as to whether this is the right course for you, come to the taster day that LCC offer. It was only 5 hours long, but it was enough to convince me that this was the right Masters course for me.
And what are you hoping to achieve after you graduate?
I’m hoping to have a built up a portfolio of work worthy of showing prospective clients that would garner future investment in my work. I would also like to have made a programme ready for the television market that will generate enough capital for me to start my own independent production company so I am in control of my own career.