The first cohort of students at the new University Technical College, opening at the heart of MediaCityUK this September, have been given the opportunity to attend a series of exciting workshops and master classes over the summer, delivered by local digital media experts.
The UTC@MediaCityUK, which will be based in the heart of MediaCityUK in Salford, will offer a digital and technical education for students from 14-18 across the North West who have a passion for shaping digital and creative content. It is situated in a brand new state-of-the-art building close to the University of Salford campus, The Lowry and the BBC. The UTC has facilities such as filming studios, sound and radio recording studios, plus gaming and design labs, all packed with industry standard equipment. Students will combine their technical learning with GCSE and A Levels in core subjects including English and Maths.
The workshops taking place throughout the summer have been designed to give students a taste of what life at the College will be like, and cover the UTC’s four key specialisms: TV and film, radio and audio, graphics and design and interactive media and gaming. Deliverers include video production company Captive North, mobile technology experts Apadmi and special effects make up artist pro Shaune Harrison amongst others. Students can try their hand at animation, graphic design, special effects, app design, radio production, TV production and coding.
Principal Anne Casey said: “Our students will get a chance to learn from top experts in their field and these summer events will be a great taster of what is to come throughout their courses. Applications to join us this year were so strong that we have had to open waiting lists, and these courses have proved really popular too. That bodes really well for our new school and we are al really excited about opening in September.”
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