Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

Top Producer Advises UTC Sheffield Film Students

On Monday 23rd October Post-16 students who are studying Creative and Digital Media at UTC Sheffield City Centre had the chance to quiz film producer and Joint CEO of Warp Films, Mark Herbert, on the art of film making.

Mark, who has credits on such films as Four Lions, This is England, Submarine and Dead Man’s Shoes took students through the ‘anatomy of a scene’ as well as giving lots of top tips on creating their own films. The session was particularly beneficial for Year 13 students who are currently working on a unit in Film and TV Production.

The session concentrated on the production of one of Warp’s well-known films, Four Lions, where many of the scenes were filmed in Sheffield and the surrounding area.

Commenting on the session, UTC student Chloe said, ‘It was really helpful getting lots of tips from Mark today, I found the tips on using storyboards really useful. He also gave us advice on scenes such as strangling to make it look realistic but ensure that it is safe.’

Abi said: ‘I found the session interesting, I’m going to use the tips he gave us about angles and locations when making my short film.’

Matt said: ‘It’s great to get tips from an industry expert, someone you know has done it before and has real experience, you know what they are saying is useful and will help you in the future. It’s great to know how scenes are really filmed, not everything is always what it seems.’

Mark Herbert, Joint CEO of Warp Films, who delivered the session said: ‘I really like the ethos and philosophy of UTC Sheffield. The creative and digital industry is booming and I think it’s important young people know that before university, and UTCs help to share that information. I chose to concentrate on Four Lions today because many scenes were filmed only a hundred or so metres away from this building. It was a tough film to make, it took a lot of preparation and lateral thinking to solve problems. I think it’s useful to share this information with those that want to go into the industry and get them to start thinking creatively.’

Mark will continue to work with our Year 13 students throughout their projects and will provide critique and feedback on their final short films.

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