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We offer training in a range of creative media disciplines externally across private, public and third sector companies. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise, including writing press statements, performing in front of a TV camera, interview techniques for radio and television, sports journalism and live commentating. All training can be arranged at our Ayr and Paisley campuses, at your company premises or where appropriate in our seminar room in Film City.

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Media Training

Media training is about getting your key messages across: how to interest news and features editors in local and national media; how to build better relations with the media; and how to perform effectively in front of the TV camera, in a live radio studio interview and in an online and social media environment.

We can run bespoke, tailored courses on media training for individuals, organisations and companies in a wide arena of media scenarios.  Our media training courses are led by UWS journalists who have backgrounds working for BBC News, Question Time, The Herald and The Scotsman, as well as on a consultancy basis for politicians, local councils, cultural organisations and many other private individuals, including Paisley 2021, East Ayrshire Council, Renfrewshire Council and Prince’s Trust.

We offer our premium media training at the University of the West of Scotland’s purpose built £81 million facility in Ayr, featuring two TV studios and six radio studios.

We also offer media training (without the studio  experience) on our campus in Paisley, at our Glasgow venues, or on your company premises.

To request a bespoke quote, contact creativemediaacademy@uws.ac.uk

Honeycomb 'Creative Works'

UWS was a key partner in a new skills and business support programme launched by Creative Skillset targeted at digital content creators across the western seaboard of Scotland, most of Northern Ireland, and the six border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

Financed by the European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-border programme, Creative Skillset was the Scottish lead partner for a cross-border and cross-regional support programme aimed at maximising the economic potential of the burgeoning creative industries sector.

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UWS Creative Media Academy delivered continued professional development in drama and documentary filmmaking, transmedia, music for games, animation, rural innovation with a range of business support activities in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

Equipment & Facilities

The Creative Media Academy offers a wide range of professional TV, sound and magazine design facilities, editing suites, sound studios, two fully equipped TV studios and other facilities for hire across our campuses. These can be for promotional media activities, events, workshops or seminars.

Comprehensive video, audio, radio and music production facilities with industry standard equipment

  • 65 m2 TV studio floor with extensive lighting and Green Screen facility
  • Cinematic cameras, production rigging and post production editing
  • Multiple radio studios with recording and editing facility
  • Music studios with voiceover and surround sound setup
  • Industry experienced staff and students available to support projects
  • Live web stream broadcasting capability from within campus and on location
  • 360 degree filmmaking facilities

Facilities at our Ayr Campus are close to the BBC, STV, and the Hub, and at the heart of Film City Glasgow. They are available for hire on a full days, half day or evenings only basis:

  • Screening Room is available to hire as a training space, meeting room or screening

It includes:

  • Digital projector with screen
  • Seating for 60 as training space
  • Catering services if required
  • Break-out spaces and additional rooms if required

Find out more

To find out more about CPD options, bespoke short course training, or facilities and equipment hire, contact us at creativemediaacademy@uws.ac.uk.

Last updated: 09/05/2018