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Year 12 Creative Digital Event, Weds 11 April

Interested in Art? Design? Digital technology? Virtual Reality? A career in creative digital could be perfect for you. If you're in Year 11 and considering your options for Sixth Form, find out more at our Year 12 Creative Digital event on Wednesday 11 April, from 5pm.

Find out more and register below. 

5.00 – 5.30pm: Virtual Reality experience - VR Cave and KCOM Digital Lab/Exhibition stands staffed by creative digital employers including C4DI, Sonoco Trident and Sowdens

5.30 – 5.45pm: Presentation from Sarah Pashley (RDUTC Principal)

5.45 – 6.00pm: Presentation from David Keel – ‘Careers in Creative Digital’ 

6.00 – 6.15pm: Presentation from Lynn Collins (RDUTC Creative Director) – ‘RDUTC Creative Digital Curriculum’ 

6.15 – 7.15pm: Student Workshops - select from one of the below workshops to take part in on the night

6.15 – 7.15pm: Parents: Opportunity to meet RDUTC staff/tour of RDUTC/tea and coffee


Please select one of the following workshops:

1. Web Design  

This workshop gives you an insight to the possibilities of the world of digital design. Explore (hands-on) website design and create a page exactly the way you want it, from your initial idea through the design process and finally publishing your creation. The skills learnt through this process are one of the core units of OCR Digital Media Level 3.

Our employer sponsors understand the skill-set needed within the digital sector and know that the ability to communicate through design and technology is highly prized and very much in demand! A variety of challenging and creative roles for people with digital skills awaits, include games design, animation, web and interactive design, TV and film – so get the edge and see what you can achieve!

2. Art and Design - Concept Art

BTEC Art and Design covers a broad range of art specialisms, examples of which are Fine Art, Product Design, Textiles, Fashion, Graphics, Photography, Computer Art, and Three-Dimensional Art & Design.

This BTEC Art and Design taster workshop, will offer you an insight into the world of Concept Art and the opportunity to ignite your imagination! A concept artist invents and designs things that do not yet exist. They create illustrations to be developed into games, animation, film, VFX, comic art, or other media. Through an initial introduction to automatic mark-making and Surrealism, you will follow a process through sketch, research, design, render and visual realisation to produce an original and unique character suitable for VFX development. The skills learnt through this process are key to many of the units of BTEC Art & Design Level Three.

Our employer sponsors recognise that the ability to think creatively is a highly sort after and a much in-demand skill. As creative industries expand, the demand for creative practitioners increases – so get the edge and see what you can achieve.

3. 3D CAD and 3D Printing

A chance to use cutting edge 3D modelling software to create and shape different geometry which can be rendered to near life like quality. See how 3D printing is used in industry to create prototypes, models and bring plans to life.

Our cutting edge technology is ahead of the curve and many of our employer sponsors are crying out for young people with the skills and experience to introduce 3D technologies into their business.

Need more info?

Get a flavour for the school by watching our video, downloading our prospectus here or get in touch if you have more questions.

Have all the information you need? Ready to apply? You can now apply to start Year 10 or Year 12 in September 2018

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Our specialisms of Digital Technology and Mechatronics have been carefully chosen by our key employer sponsors because these are the skills that local industry is crying out for.


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