Initiative welcomed by leading broadcasters
Screen Yorkshire has today launched a new group to build stronger and more proactive links between the region’s colleges and the booming TV and film sector.
In a move welcomed by broadcasters based in the region, Screen Yorkshire has established a Connected Campus for Colleges group, whose chief aim is to make the creative industries more accessible to young people from Yorkshire and Humber with a desire to enter the workforce.
This new College group builds on the success of the original Connected Campus group, which has been running for two years and now involves ten of the region’s universities, working hand—in-hand with broadcasters, independent production companies and skilled freelancers.
The four founding members of the new College group are: Wakefield College, Bradford School of Art, Leeds City College / University Centre Leeds, and York College University Centre – all of which boast a wide range of courses related to TV and Film production. More colleges are expected to join the group from across the region in the coming months.