News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Creative students take a bite out of the big apple

Students from Clarendon Sixth Form College inspired during creative New York City visit.

Media and photography students from the college visited the US’s cultural capital recently, to learn more about the creative and film industry.

During the trip, students visited the prestigious New York Film Academy, which has developed many well known directors’ careers, to take part in a workshop on filming techniques and narrative styles. Starting in the classroom, the group was then able to put the skills into practice using cameras around the city.

They also visited the Paley Centre for Media to take part in a ‘women in media’ workshop, discussing how the role of women has changed in film over time and how it could evolve further in students’ work. The Paley Centre is a major hub of discussion for the media industry and archives films of significant historical significance.

The skills students have learnt during the trip will now be used as a part of their final major projects and help develop their careers further.

Students also found time to see Broadway show Hamilton and take part in a sightseeing tour, to capture iconic images of the city for their coursework.

Amy Sheldon, media teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The trip to New York was truly a once in a lifetime experience for students and they loved every single moment. Exploring a new city and travelling with friends all whilst taking part in incredible, exciting and unique activities is the reason why I planned this trip. It was the perfect opportunity for them to see the breadth of the creative industry for themselves.”

To find out more about creative courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website.