Busy being creative: HE Creative Week showcases opportunities

17 January 2020 | College News, Higher Education, Student Life

It’s been a very busy week at City College Plymouth as it played host to the Next Steps South West Higher Education Creative Week, which saw students and staff invited to join in with workshops, performances, lectures and activities that showcase some of the higher education (HE) opportunities within the creative sector.

Guest speakers included cultural historian Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, sound engineer Naomi Nash and lighting expert Sam Tozer. There was also a talk given by Spotlight assistant editor Kim Rowell, who was named media Woman of the Year in 2018  and is also a published author, and on Thursday, Amy Kerr, of lighting manufacturer Robe, gave a demonstration to students enrolled on the level 3 Live Events course.

Dance students were also invited to get in on the action and were treated to a session with London-based choreographer Dixon, having given a performance to students and staff earlier in the week.

Game Design students were also involved and took over the library on Tuesday and Friday to showcase some of the technologies studied on the course. They ran a virtual reality demonstration and also showed some examples of 3-D printing.

Film students were given a platform to present their latest work at a film-screening, while students studying music courses were able to quiz developing alt-rock band Haunt the Woods. Media Make-up also got in on the action and were given insight into the world of make-up special-effects and prosthetics  at a demonstration by Bentley Advanced Materials.

Students and staff from across the College helped put the week together, which was overseen by Next Steps’s Mary Coles, and Vicki Pinder, the College’s HE Lead in Creative, Digital and Science Industries.

The College wishes to congratulate all the students and staff involved with this hugely successful week.


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