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TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS

The National College Creative Industries Ltd, at home in The Backstage Centre Purfleet, offers specialist technical production and creative industry courses through its partner, South Essex College. Courses are designed to give students the skills and hands-on experience required to progress to further study or employment in backstage or off-stage careers and the wider creative industry sector.


In addition. the National College Creative Industries Ltd offers specialist technical production and business support apprenticeships through its partner, Access Creative College. Training is designed to meet the staff development needs of creative and cultural industries employers supported by experienced Industry practitioners, and to give new entrants to the sector the skills and hands-on experience required to progress in their career.


ABOUT THE PROJECT

TEACHERS’ TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP – PERFORMANCE AND STREAMING


Throughout the day of inclusive/entry level workshops, teachers will enjoy practical sessions to support the development of skills, knowledge and understanding of lighting, sound, audio-visual technology and streamed content broadcast. The purpose is to develop a wider understanding of use of technical equipment for performances at schools and colleges to support workshops, performances and presentations. This will help widen teachers skills when producing school productions, internal assessments and includes guidance for using Vimeo, YouTube Live and associated software for streaming content. Workshop facilitators are specialists in the entertainment industry, as well as
practicing educators.


SUITABILITY


This workshop is designed to support teachers of KS3 upwards, when delivering practical sessions in Drama, Dance, Music and the creative arts.


DATES, LOCATION AND FORMAT


Friday 4 March 2022,10.00am – 3.00pm,The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park, Purfleet.

The workshop will be hands-on, so we recommend you wear suitable clothing for a practical
experience.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Teachers will:

• Develop a wider understanding of lighting, sound, audio-visual technology and streamed content broadcast
• Understand the impact from health and safety legislation applicable to performances, workshops and presentations
• Understand legal responsibilities for Live Streamed broadcast
• Build confidence with equipment and how to engage students in learning more about the practical installation for performances, workshops and presentations • The experts will expose why myths, colloquialisms and using the ‘correct’ terminology when working with equipment or preparing a production can create an environment for potential bullying and developing low self-esteem
• In addition, the workshop will provide examples for embedding English language, mathematics and ICT

CROSS-CURRICULAR LINKS


The workshop links to other areas of the
curriculum across KS3 upwards, including:

• DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: working with sets, designing for performance
• HISTORY: contextualisation of historical legitimacy in performances. Accuracy for costume and prop-making
• MEDIA INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: IT-based systems for show control, 3-D visualisation, integration of visual platforms for performance and streaming


TEACHER COMMITMENT AND TRAINING

Teachers are expected to provide details of their current workshop and performance spaces, as well as to bring with them a schedule of equipment and other relevant resources to assist the industry specialists in providing the best advice. Any equipment without a specified make or model can be photographed and these provided instead. The workshop involves practical activities as well as inclusive discussions on relevant themes. Teachers are welcome to provide information for future development of ideas at their own schools and if the National College for Creative Industries can assist them further.


WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END?


The workshops will provide teachers with the opportunity to provide analytical and reflective feedback for future workshops, plus open wider engagement with the Backstage Centre and the National College for Creative Industries. All participating schools will be enrolled on our Creative Industries Schools Engagement and Enrichment programme. This includes opportunities for students to engage in further practical workshops.


RESOURCES AND SUPPORT


A full resources pack will be included on the day and links to local industry providers for
equipment and scenic/costume hire.


COST


£75 per teacher


RECOMMENDED

This offer could complement the following:

• National Theatre: Let’s Play

• Creative Blast: Drama in the Curriculum CPD


‘…The course has really helped me prepare; the teaching is very much hands on and involves a lot of problem solving. Rather than being told what will work, we are encouraged to try things out.’

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