Youth collective

AGES 16-20 (UP to 25 LDD/SEN)

Love Film? TV? Art? Design? Gaming? Are you interested in a career in the creative industries? Or do you just want to find out more and meet other people who like the same?
Then JOIN OUR YOUTH COLLECTIVE for 16 - 20 yr olds! (up to 25 LDD/SEN) It's fortnightly sessions based on the things YOU want to learn!

The Youth Collective offers an exciting year-round programme of skills workshops, Masterclasses with Industry Professionals, professional development opportunities and much more.

Masterclass with Disney and Dreamworks 3D Animator Ryan Roberts 8/2/22

Here at Signal you’ll get the chance to work with our amazing kit. Supportive & skilled staff who can help teach and support, from Photographers, Filmmakers, Sculptors & Illustrators. 

Choose a programme that suits you & create something that you’re proud to be a part of. 

16mm Cameraless Filmmaking workshop with Julia Parks


Since starting in May 2021, we have already had an amazing array of guest speakers and masterclasses. Here’s some examples of what we’ve covered so far:

  • Creating storyboards with Director & Filmmaker Cassiah Joski-Jethi (Longlist BBC Script Room Drama 2021)
  • Discovering more about the variety of roles in the UK’s Film & TV industry with Director & Producer Judith Chan (DoP & Co-founder of Envelope Films)
  • The Art of Directing with director Richard Clark (Dr Who, War of the Worlds 2, Outlander)
  • 16mm Experimental Filmmaking with award-winning artist Julia Parks
  • Documentary Filmmaking workshop with award-winning indie filmmaker Honey Crespo (Tutor at Liverpool Hope University)
  • Projection Mapping with Graphic Designer Joanna Roy (Manchester Art School)
  • Documentary Photography with #WestCoastPhotoFest artist Phil Green
  • Alternative Landscape Photography with #WestCoastPhotoFest artist Katrin Joost
  • Behind-the-Scenes Filming | #westcoastphotofest VIP Launch Night with Sophie Broadgate (Pikaia Films)
  • Curating Exhibitions: Meet the team behind #WestCoastPhotoFest and review our exhibition tour while learning how it all works
  • Prop & Costume Making with Russell Peet (FBFX)
  • Painting in VR – with Leo & Hyde and artist Kayleigh Eliza
  • Audio Editing & Foley with sound assistant Joe Curley

(16mm Cameraless Filmmaking workshop with Julia Parks)

When and where?

The YOUTH COLLECTIVE takes place on Tuesday evenings (2 x a month – with the occasional daytime session during holidays) during 2021.

LOCATION: Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QR or ONLINE via Zoom.

TIME: 5 – 7pm

Sign up for the collective – and Opt-in to the sessions you want to attend. This is a relaxed, informal programme & we’re here to support you – so just let us know what you need.


  • An adult or legal guardian will need to countersign an application & release form for any under 18’s
  • All staff have enhanced-level DBS checks & have completed  thorough safeguarding training
  •  No previous experience is necessary – just a love & interest in film & media
  • We will be following government regulation around Covid-19 safety guidelines, so please wear a mask unless legally exempt
  • This is designed to flex around YOUR availability & interests

For more information on the Youth Collective email the Project Manager Joanne at

'Projection mapping and video mixing'
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