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Freelance opportunities allow students to apply the theory learned in the classroom to professional situations. Students learn first-hand what the workplace looks like in the media world. They also have the chance to practice their networking skills and gain important contacts.
Over 500 of our students have freelanced for television networks such as ABC, NBC, ESPN, VH-1, Turner and Fox. These networks have flown students all over the U.S. and even overseas. Asbury University also signed a contract to provide television production students for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as the annual equestrian Rolex Three-Day Event. Now that Asbury has a professional level HD production trailer, the opportunities are increasing. When networks rent our trailer, they almost always hire some of our students as well.
Students have freelanced for places such as the U.S. Department of Justice, NASA, and Walden Media.
Since Kentucky is increasingly attracting films to shoot in the state, this has also increased the opportunity for our students to freelance on film locations.