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Pathways @ Leicester College: October half-term ‘Create Your Future’ workshops

  • event date Date Mon 18 Oct -
    Wed 20 Oct 2021
  • time32 Time 9:30 am -
    4:00 pm
  • map pin Location Various Leicester College campuses - please check before booking

Thinking of studying a creative subject at higher education and beyond?

The ‘Create Your Future’ taster workshops will give you an insight into studying creative subjects at higher education level. These practical based workshops will give you the opportunity to explore more advanced techniques and skills related to your chosen creative subject. Working with experienced Lecturers and Industry Practitioners, you will gain an understanding of what it like to study at a higher level. Whatever your style or artistic ambitions, this is an opportunity for you to pursue your interest in the creative industry.

We will provide a range of creative workshops across the creative industries for you to choose from, so book your place now!

When: October Half Term

Who: Sixth Form Colleges Year 11, Level 2 and 3 students

Where: Leicester College campuses (various – please check which campus is stated with the workshop you would like to attend)

Objectives: During each half-term club students will have the chance:

  • To understand individual creative skills and how this can be applied to future progression.
  • practical work as a record of skills and self-development.
  • To help the students become more aware of themselves and their creative skills and encourage open speaking throughout the workshops

REMEMBER- Please only sign up for ONE workshop, this will need a commitment to both days (Photography is a One-day workshop)

If you have any questions, please email reach@le.ac.uk.


Workshops on offer:

  • Fashion & Footwear (St Margaret’s Campus)

Monday 18th October: 09:30 – 16:00 & Tuesday 19th October: 09:30 – 16:00

Day One: Fashion Design, Retail and Illustration workshop.

Day Two: Footwear Design, Retail and Illustration workshop.


  • Graphics and Digital Media (St Margaret’s Campus)

Monday 18th October: 09:30 – 16:00 & Tuesday 19th October: 09:30 – 16:00

Day One: National Space Centre. Visit the National Space Centre’s Immersive Academy Lab and learn the basics of 3D modelling and Augmented Reality.

Try out the cutting-edge equipment and learn from industry professionals

Day Two: Digital Illustration and Character development. Exploring illustration techniques in digital formats.


  • Photography (St Margaret’s Campus)

Tuesday 19th October: 09:30- 16:00

An introduction to Commercial Photography techniques and opportunities in higher education.


  • Artistic Make up and Special Effects (Freemans Park Campus 3.21)

Tuesday 19th October & Wednesday 20th October 09:30-16:00

Day One: Introduction to prosthetics, sculpting and mould making for trauma and casualty effects. Briefs are based on Emergency services scenarios (Casualty simulation).

Day Two: Prosthetic run and application from previous day mould making, application and colouring using professional products and techniques. Digital Portfolio images included.


  • Music (Technology & Performance)

Tuesday 19th October & Wednesday 20th October 10:00-15:00

Day One: Session in the recording studio at Abbey Park Campus, where, you will learn how to mike-up and record a band considering different techniques and processes.

Day Two: On day two you will then take those recordings and mix them into a format suitable for sharing via mp3/streaming Day two could also use a Mac Suite to allow each “guest” to mix their own version.


  • Acting (Abbey Park Campus Theatre 0.04)

Tuesday 19th October & Wednesday 20th October 10:00-15:00

Day One: Develop your skills in PHYSICAL THEATRE in this practical workshop for performing arts students. This high energy workshop will explore devising approaches, movement, voice and creative tasks as the building blocks of creating physical theatre.

Participants are requested to wear sports / practical kit for this highly physical session. Bring water with you.

Day Two: Develop your skills in SCREEN ACTING in this practical workshop for performing arts students. Our experienced tutor will guide you through on-camera acting exercises with instant playback. During the day you will gain skills in; screen rehearsal technique, approaching scripts, creating a character and use of body and voice.

Participants are requested to wear a black top and loose bottoms. Bring water with you.


Link to Booking Form: Students can book themselves on to the half term workshop by Clicking this Link: Booking form

Deadline to apply is Wednesday 13th October at 5pm


Feedback from our previous half-term art club’s:

“It has given me new ideas and new careers that I could take if I explored certain routes and worked hard”

“It has given me a boost of confidence and motivation as I was lacking motivation to do the things I love”

“The club has given me a pause to rethink what I want to do because I was introduced to more careers and I have realised what I am good at and what I am not good at”


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact reach@le.ac.uk


If you as a teacher/school contact have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch

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