New course gets creative juices flowing
Released: Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 15:24
Creativity is on the minds of Sunderland students following the launch of a new part time post graduate course.
The University of Sunderland is offering the Creative Industry Practice course beginning next Thursday (August 30) for a 10 month period. The course has been backed by BBC Newcastle, education technology company NoTosh and design company, Corporation Pop.
Creative Industry Practice will enable students to gain practical experience in the world of the media and also provide an introduction to the industry. Skills such as making your own TV trailer, writing proposals and how to pitch ideas to industry professionals will be included on the course.
Students will also work with professionals and make their own projects as well as networking with people involved in the creative industries. Participants will spend time working on developing their ideas and pitches to briefs, they will then be given feedback on their ideas from the industry.
The University hopes the course will provide part time students with the skills and confidence to go into the workplace ready to achieve what they want in the future. Throughout the course they will attend seminars and conferences to be given a chance to create new contacts and show off their work.
Acting editor of BBC Newcastle, Matthew Barraclough, said: “As the part of the BBC that’s closest to its audience, we’re well placed to find and nurture new talent. We’re really looking forward to working with University of Sunderland on this project – we can give a real-world insight into our industry and its challenges and in exchange we get exposed to new people and new ideas for content.”
The course will consist of 10 weeks contact time at the David Puttnam Media Centre at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus. The deadline for applications is Thursday August 30.
To apply visit the University of Sunderland website (http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/course/1132/creative_industry_practice) or contact Joanna Makepeace on 0191 515 2411 or e-mail her on email@example.com.