Free Art & Media Skills Workshop



GET DIGITAL is our FREE short course for 16 – 19 year-olds (or up to 25yrs SEND). Participants get to learn and try different filmmaking, digital and creative skills as they work towards a final project in a safe and supported environment led by professional artists and filmmakers. To give you an idea of what you could make, see our previous projects below!

Join us this summer for our filmmaking-focused Get Digital short course on Thursdays throughout August! Led by professional Director & Scriptwriter Karen Bird, young people will learn filmmaking skills in a series of workshops before making their own short film!

No previous experience is necessary!

Workshops will start at Signal Film and Media, Cooke’s Studios, 102-104 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness but we will be going out on location as part of this course so please be prepared to bring wet weather clothing and sensible footwear! Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle, snacks will be provided.


Thu 1 August | 11am- 4.00pm

Thu 8 August | 11am- 4.00pm

Thu 15 August | 11am- 4.00pm

Sat 17 August | 11am- 4.00pm (film shoot) 

Thu 22 August | 11am- 4.00pm

Thu 29 August | 11am- 4.00pm

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Get Digital with Jack Brown

Our previous GET DIGITAL course was led by professional Artist, Jack Brown. The short course consisted of seven workshops and culminated in the group exhibition, ‘Psychogeology‘, which launched at Barrow Market on Saturday 4th May. Find out more about the exhibition here.

The workshops explored themes of rocks, the land, geology, climate crisis, local history, global futures, personal journeys’, Barrow’s landscape and townscape.

Participants explored underwater filming, using blue screens, making sculptures, hanging artworks down street grids, writing edible poems, collecting rock samples on field trips, digging holes on the beach, baking marshmallows by a fire, chatting, and more!

Jack's Production Blog

See the creation process of Psychogeology!

Get Digital 2023

Get Digital participants created the comedy-thriller short-film, Shock Jock. The film has since been submitted into film festivals around the world and was recently screened at Canada’s Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF 2023)!

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A really fun experience for meeting new people and doing something you love!

Get Digital photos 2020-22

Why take part in GET DIGITAL?


Designed to build up your confidence and technical skills through filmmaking, media and art skills, Get Digital is led by fantastic professional artists and filmmakers. Get Digital has been successfully running for the last five years, working with young people from all across Barrow and South Furness.

You’ll learn brand new skills in filmmaking & creative digital media (or build up any existing ones).

No previous experience is necessary! Just a passion to learn & a willingness to be involved!

Past projects have tackled a variety of different subjects, as students use the medium of film to explore issues young people face around homelessness, mental health, hate crime and autism awareness. Over the past few years Get Digi has brought together young people so we can help empower each other as a team and co-create great ideas and collaborations to produce inspiring short films!

For more details contact: Jo at / 01229 838592

GET DIGITAL short films (2018 - 2022)

Check out the short films below created by past Get Digital cohorts and keep reading below to find out a little more about these fantastic productions.

Feedback from our participants

Behind the scenes on previous years' projects

GET DIGITAL short films (2015 - 2017)


The Get Digital programme is kindly funded by the following...