EDUCATION & TRAINING

CURRENT EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES (BBO)

Providing free access to creative digital media training across Furness & South Lakeland in 2020 for people not already in work/placements (16yrs and up)
Get between 4-8 FREE sessions in specialist training in digital media or use us as a creative work placement to brush up or build on your existing skills. This programme is designed to flex to suit your needs & schedule.
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REGISTER ADVANCE INTEREST

If you'd like to hear more about our upcoming courses and workshops, log your interest in advance here. You can also sign up to our general newsletter here too.
Provide us with some contact details and we'll only get in touch as and when we have activity connected specifically to your interests.
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We provide open opportunities for people of all ages to receive education and training at a variety of levels, delivered by our highly-trained staff & through bringing in professional mentors.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Seeing the North with Sankey | Photo In Focus Online Exhibition

Seeing the north with sankey: PHOTO IN FOCUS From 1895 to 1965, father and son team Edward and Raymond Sankey photographed Barrow-in-Furness and the wider area of Cumbria and Lancashire. The 15,000 images they took captured day-to-day life and some

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West Coast Photo Festival | Labouring the Landscape

LABOURING THE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AND EXHIBITION © Marie Broaders: Image Courtesy of the Artist Labouring the Landscape is an ongoing photography course running over two sites: Barrow-In-Furness and Whitehaven. Photographer Robert Parkinson is working with 20 local people, covering a wide

Get Digital

GET DIGITAL ONLINE Filmmaking & Media Skills for 16-19 Year Old’s GET DIGITAL IS NOW ONLINE! We provide free training in filmmaking and creative digital media for young people aged 16-19 through Zoom workshop sessions. Designed to build confidence and

Cooke’s Crew

COOKE’S CREW ONLINE Filmmaking workshops for 11-15’s FREE | Sessions run weekly on Mon / Tue Cooke’s Crew is now ONLINE!  A creative rolling filmmaking course for 11-15yr olds. It gives up to 15 young people the chance to work

Signal Starters

SIGNAL STARTERS Free ONLINE Filmmaking & Animation classes for 8-11 year olds NOW RUNNING AS FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLINE MINI WORKSHOPS! Send us an email to: sophie@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk to find out more! Signal Starters, now in its fourth successful year, gives 8-11 year

West Coast Photo Festival | 2020

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY + DIGITAL ART Postponement DUE To COVid-19 It is with great sadness that we have postponed West Coast Photo Festival’s upcoming exhibitions and associated programme due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our staff, artists and audiences safety

Building Better Opportunities

BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES DELIVERY PARTNER PROVIDING FREE ACCESS TO SPECIALIST CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA TRAINING OR WORK PLACEMENTS If you’re 16+ and not currently in work, education or training and interested in refreshing or updating your media & office skills, come

Seeing the North with Sankey

SEEING THE NORTH WITH SANKEY We are thrilled to announce that we have been offered National Heritage Lottery Fund funding for ‘Seeing the North with Sankey’ a two-year heritage project which will conserve and connect people across Barrow and Cumbria

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Support Our Youth Programmes!

SUPPORT US! Help Support Our Youth Filmmaking Programmes to Run Year-Round! We want to offer FREE youth training and education in filmmaking and creative digital media throughout the year instead of single, annual workshops / programmes. We want to help

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

STEPPING UP TO ART DIRECTOR

5-day practical training course in Jan 2020 for those looking to progress to Art Directing in HETV & big-budget features with 3 - 5yrs experience in the film & tv industry
5-day intensive Continuous Professional Development workshops supported by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries.
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RUNNER READY

FREE film & TV training programme in Feb 2019 for underrepresented budding young filmmakers age 17+ looking to get a start in the industry through set & production running.
5-days of intensive workshops aimed at early-level candidates with min. 1yr experience in the industry, supported by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries.
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