29 March 2018
Students from Coleg Gwent and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern were among those who tried their hand at fashion design, under the supervision of lecturer Steven Wright, during the Taster Day at USW.
PROSPECTIVE students have had the chance to test their creative skills during a visit to the University of South Wales (USW).
During the Creative Industries Taster Day at USW Cardiff Campus, the groups from Cardiff High and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern in Cardiff; Stanwell School in Penarth; Coleg Gwent campuses in Ebbw Vale and Crosskeys; Shrewsbury College, and Lewis Girls School in Ystrad Mynach, had a chance to look at the facilities on offer at the specialist building.
Hearing from subject experts, the group spent the morning learning about advertising design, drama, how to manage the lighting at a live event, journalism and ‘fake news’, visual effects, and fashion.
After a lunch break, they then had the chance to hear more about how to get involved in the music business, interior design, illustration, photojournalism, media production, and how to design a computer game.
Mark Jackson, USW’s Director of Design & Digital, said: “At USW we are always looking at ways to connect with those who could be thinking about going to university, and giving them a first-hand look at what the world of higher education is all about.
“These Taster Days show how much is on offer at USW, and how we can give our students the skills needed to secure employment in what can be very competitive industries.
“We have so much here that we can do which will raise their interest, and get them involved in the creative process, and it was wonderful to see the youngsters leave with a new understanding of what they can aspire to in the future.”
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