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Year 12s get stuck into communication and arts at ECU

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

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ECU's School of Communications and Arts hosted 340 Year 12 students last month to get a taste of ECUs arts, media and digital communication units at the Mount Lawley Campus.

At three one-day 'Intensives' the students enjoyed a day of free lectures and hands-on studio workshops, including the chance to record their own mini film, act as a news reporter, draw portraits with a life model and also construct their own virtual games.

The activities were a great opportunity for students to extend their learning in a tertiary environment.
The students involved enjoyed the experience and when asked what the best part about the workshops was, one student said it was "being able to participate in lots of different activities and get a real feel for how the courses are."

Another student added that he "enjoyed learning new things from professionals."

In the past, the School of Communications and Arts has run two major events with partnership schools - the Arts Intensive and the Media Intensive.

The new Digital Intensive was included in the program this year based on the positive response from previous workshops.

Recognising the ever changing needs in the competitive market, the workshops are designed to offer hands-on experiences for students. Not only do the students get to see what the courses entail, but they also know what is expected of them when they enter the field.

This year, students from nine high schools attended the workshops, including:

  • Ballajura Community College;
  • Churchlands Senior High School;
  • Balcatta Senior High School;
  • Guildford Grammar;
  • Warnbro Community High School;
  • St Marys Anglican Girls School;
  • Bunbury Catholic College;
  • Hampton Senior High School; and
  • La Salle College

If your school is interested in one of these workshops, please contact the School of Communications and Arts through info@sca.ecu.edu.au. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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