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Students Inspired During Creative and Digital Industry Week

Published 07 March
Catering & Hospitality courses,
Computing & IT courses,
Esports courses,
Media courses,
Performing Arts courses

Students from Performing Arts, Media, IT, Esports and Catering have been immersed in a week-long series of career and employer events at the Creative and Digital Industry Week.  

Performing Arts & Media Industry Week

The Performing Arts and Media Department welcomed experts from Screen Yorkshire to share skills and knowledge of the industry, as well as their stories and experiences working within the sector. Throughout the week students were learning about Acting, Camera, Screenwriting, Filming and Editing skills in a ‘Wuthering Heights’ project.

During the project the students worked alongside industry experts Brett Chapman and Nadia Emam. Brett is an award-winning independent filmmaker. Interested in stories about individuals and small communities, Brett’s work often comprises of a mixed-media and collage-inspired visual approach. Having originally trained as a journalist he is also an accomplished self-shooter and editor. Nadia Emam is an actor, poet and director currently on Sheffield Theatres supported artists’ programme. She has worked with companies such as the Royal Exchange Theatre, Take Back and with the Stephen Joseph Theatre as part of Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. She recently co-founded Next Left, a political theatre collective based in Sheffield creating immediate response theatre.

The Industry Week also included visits to The Bradford Alhambra to see the production of A Woman in Black, Screen Careers in Yorkshire at Carriageworks Leeds, the Science and Technology Museum in Manchester and Production Park in Wakefield. 

Computing & Esports Industry Week 

Students from the Computing and Esports department experienced workshops and lectures from companies such as Simon Middleton and Adrian O’Neill from The Growth Hub, a masterclass with Will Hawkins and a visit by the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, looking at how technology plays a vital role in the work they do. Esports students also worked on a live streaming project with Lee Salisbury, an experienced director and producer who has worked on projects such as Emmerdale and Coronation Street. The students also visited the Production Park in Wakefield and the Science and Technology Museum in Manchester. 

Catering & Hospitality Industry Week  

Catering students were inspired by culinary experts such as The Cheese Bar, Class One, The Good Food Story, Coniston Hall, Grantley Hall, Rudding Park, Concord Hotels, Devonshire Arms and the Inn Collection. 

Students also visited the Dakota Hotel and professional chef Jono at the V & V in Leeds. Jono has spent many years training in some of the UK and the world’s best restaurants including Michelin Starred, Noma (Denmark), Quay Restaurant (Sydney) and The Box Tree (Ilkley). Jono is one of the most creative and talented chefs emerging onto the UK Culinary scene, with his appearance on the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 further elevating his profile.  

As well as engaging with experts during industry week, Catering students also regularly work alongside professional chefs delivering their menus in the College’s 3 Peaks Bistro on the Aireville campus, such as Stephanie Moon, a chef consultant and previously Executive Chef at Rudding Park Hotel and John Rudden from Grassington House, Skipton.  

If you are interested in studying any of these subjects at Craven College then applications are open for this September – find out more here 

CateringLevel 1, Level 2
Computing & ICTLevel 2, Level 3
EsportsLevel 2, Level 3
Media StudiesLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Performing ArtsLevel 2, Level 3
Professional CookeryLevel 1, Level 2
Chef de Partie ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Commis Chef ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Digital Support Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Hospitality Supervisor ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Hospitality Team Member ApprenticeshipLevel 2
IT Support Technician (Information Communications Technician)Level 3
Production Chef ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Software Development Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
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Performing Arts (Acting) HNCLevel 4
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