The Lowry will be getting a new neighbour in September – a University Technical College at MediaCityUK. Here, it’s principal, Anne Casey, talks to us about their upcoming open evening on Monday, 27 January.
UTC@MediaCityUK is a new University Technical College coming to MediaCityUK, Salford this September to students going in to Years 10 and 12. The UTC will provide qualifications and technical skills to students interested in all things Creative & Digital.
There will be four specialisms for students to choose from, these are:
- TV & Film
- Graphics & Design
- Radio & Audio
- Interactive Media & Gaming
Students will study their chosen specialism in a project based ‘hands-on’ way, and would also study for core GCSE’s or A Levels alongside this. You would be gaining technical, industry-ready skills as well as work experience with our employer partners, and will leave us fully prepared for what ever next step you chose. That could be going straight to work in the creative and digital industries, starting an apprenticeship, or continuing on to University.
Our next open evening is taking place on Monday, 27 January from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, at: The Egg, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST.
Come along for a chance to try out some of the purpose built equipment that will be similar to the facilities that will be available in our state of the art building, currently under construction. I’ll also be there along with representatives from our sponsors to answer all of your questions about what daily life at the UTC would be like, and more importantly what you’ll get out of it.
I hope to see you there.
Anne Casey, Principal of UTC@MediaCityUK