Students inspired by BAFTA workshops

Dundee & Angus College’s Gardyne Campus hosted an extraordinary BAFTA Educational Roadshow recently to help fire the imaginations of more than 500 pupils and students.

Mark Dowie
Monday, 25th September 2023, 12:00pm
Students inspired by BAFTA workshops

The event also included a twilight session designed especially for the college’s Esports and Animation students.

Throughout the event, which included young people from primary to college age, distinguished speakers and industry leaders from the worlds of media and game development, who shared their experiences and insights, enhanced by an interactive learning experience.

Jude MacLaverty, BAFTA Scotland director, said: “An integral part of BAFTA’s charitable mission is to ignite and nurture the spark of young people’s creativity. We were delighted to bring our events highlighting transferable skills and creative roles in film, games, and television to the young people of Dundee, especially on a campus that has invested in showcasing the possibilities of pursuing a career in the creative industries.”

The day unfolded with engaging transferrable skills sessions, igniting creativity, and encouraging teamwork. Students eagerly generated innovative gaming ideas, honed presentation skills, and delved into character design for animation, all under the guidance of experts.

Steph Toms, the college’s director of curriculum and partnerships, emphasised the significance of such events.

He said: “The BAFTA Educational Roadshow exemplifies our commitment to providing students with opportunities that go beyond the classroom. By showcasing the immense value of creative and transferable skills, it’s about nurturing talent and guiding students towards fulfilling and dynamic careers.”

The Gardyne Theatre buzzed with excitement during a twilight session dedicated to D&A ESports and Animation students. Attendees were treated to a captivating BAFTA showreel throughout the day offering a captivating glimpse into the world of television, animation, and games. Additionally, students seized the chance to have their photo taken with a genuine BAFTA award.

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