February/March saw the launch of TDAA’s extra-curricular support page, the Screening Room. With hundreds of visitors to sessions over the past few weeks, it appears to have been a hit.
The space has been designed to provide students with an extracurricular outlet and environment developed to promote engagement and progression, along with supporting the students outside of the curriculum in a more informal way.
Key elements of the space focus upon:
- Adobe have delivered workshops into this space
- Our technical and teaching teams are running skills masterclasses and creative challenges using different CS software each week (photoshop poster sessions, audio editing workshops, grading challenges etc.)
- Exploring other skills programmes too surrounding other industry software used across the department
- We’re holding a bi-weekly film club (using Box of Broadcasts) where we nominate a film each week. Academics provide framework and context for the film at the start of the session and draws upon key themes/clips for discussion. Students and staff discuss this in a live seminar space. This is a really great opportunity to provide cross-discipline discussion and broadening students appreciation for creativity and storytelling.
- In addition we’re asking students and staff to suggest films and animations, share their own projects too.
- Industry speakers – BBC’s Luke Ellis has delivered a session with more to follow.
Training resources and media
- Linking to podcasts, training guides, tutorial videos
- Central link for career opportunities and initiatives for students to engage with.
If you want to know more, checkout the Screening Room page on your Blackboard modules now.
Senior Lecturer, Digital Media Production