Course sets the stage for media hopefuls


Published Tuesday 11 February 2014


It is lights, camera, action this February half-term, as a new course is setting the stage for young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries.


The series of workshops, which is being co-ordinated by the ArtsConnect collaboration together with Barry YMCA and funded by the Arts Council of Wales, aims to help young people aged 16 - 25 to gain valuable experience in music and media.


As part of the course, the ArtsConnect collaboration between local authority arts services in the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Boroughs is assembling a media team for the SONIG Youth Music Industry’s Young Promoters Network (YPN) initiative, which supports young people to gain experience of putting on gigs and events for people their age.


Participants on the course will have an introduction into composition and cameras; learn how to use a range of cameras and audio equipment, and capturing and editing content both on final cut and on the go, before putting their new skills to use by creating a range of media content for YPN events taking place throughout the next 12 months.


The course will take place at The Hub (Barry YMCA) between 10.30am – 3.00pm from Monday 24 – Thursday 27 February. 


To be eligible for the course, applicants must be aged 16 – 25, live in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf or the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough, and have an interest in creating new media.


Applicants must be available for all workshops, and be keen to create media for YPN events as part of the newly-formed media team.


To find out more, or to register for the course, visit


Registration closes on Thursday 20 February.