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Creative Media Academy

UWS Creative Media Academy is one of only 3 such institutions in Scotland to be endorsed as a centre of excellence by Creative Skillset. Part of the School of Media, Culture and Society, the Academy brings together students, staff and practitioners within the subject groupings of film, television, radio, music, performance, journalism and digital art.

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UWS Creative Media Academy offers everything from training opportunities to knowldge transfer, consultancy and equipment and facility hire.

Creative Media Academy Engagement & Enterprise Students | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Engagement & Enterprise

We work with public, private and third sector organisations to develop and deliver innovate creative and cultural projects.

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Explanation of PG Certificate in Conference Management Course | University of the West of Scotland

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

From Virtual Reality projects to builds large-scale interactive and immersive media projects - we can help your company grow.

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Professional Raising Their Organisation’s Profile | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Short Courses & CPD

We offer training in a range of creative media disciplines externally across private, public and third sector companies.

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UWS Students on Creative Industry Partnerships | University of the West of Scotland

Creative Industry Partnerships

From local television partnerships to creating bespoke education progammes, we can help your company develop.

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Creative Media Academy Student Receiving Media Training | University of the West of Scotland

Facilities & Equipment

We offer TV, sound and magazine design facilities, editing suites, sound studios, & two fully equipped TV studios for hire.

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Paisley Pearls Digital Art Project

Digital Art & Transmedia

We have created novel digital art and digital third space projects, and 360 degree Virtual reality films.

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Professor Nick Higgins Director of UWS Creative Media Academy | University of the West of Scotland

CMA Leadership

Professor Nick Higgins is the director of the UWS Creative Media Academy. Nick is also Professor of Media Practice in UWS's School of Media, Culture and Society. An award-winning filmmaker, Nick’s practice-based research has resulted in 6 short form and 4 feature length documentaries that have received numerous awards.

Paul Tucker is the deputy director. Paul is Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at UWS's School of Media, Culture and Society and is based at our Ayr Campus. With international experience, Paul is a freelance television producer and director and has worked on a range of TV shows including a BAFTA award winning show.

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Creative Media Academy

University of the West of Scotland
Ayr Campus
University Avenue
Ayr, KA8 0SX
Scotland, United Kingdom

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