Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

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

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

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

Creative and Digital Media student collaborates on music collection with friends during lockdown

Year 13 student, Oscar Blakey, is passionate about studying the Creative and Digital Media specialism at UTC Sheffield City Centre, as he enjoys the sense of freedom he has when working on projects.

Oscar joined the UTC after attending an open day, where he felt it was a positive learning environment and was keen to be a part of the community and work alongside other creative individuals. Oscar said: “The UTC has given me a great sense of acceptance, as I feel like I can be myself here and no one will judge me.”

Oscar is currently working with some friends to produce several songs using ‘Ableton’; software for music production and creation. Alongside this work, he is enjoying using a VHS camera to produce visuals, where he records moments in his life. He uses this footage in his A Level projects, to produce a radio show and numerous short films. Oscar commented: “The course has helped me to develop huge amounts of confidence and creativity skills. I have loved learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop to create and edit videos and photos.”

The Creative and Digital Media specialism motivates students to not only develop technical and creativity skills, but to also build on their social skills and confidence. Alicia Payne, Curriculum Director for Creative and Digital Media said: “ We encourage students to share ideas with others and push them out of their comfort zone, to help them learn new skills needed for industry.”

Students on the course are given a project or task that is based on a brief, and it is up to their interpretation to produce their own artwork. Oscar commented: “The UTC has made me enjoy education, as the teachers make it exciting, fun and interactive.”

Oscar’s biggest achievement has been working on projects involving music, including creating his own CD and magazine cover and producing a short documentary about the Sheffield music scene. The UTC has given him the confidence boost to pursue his dream career in the creative and digital industry. Oscar is keen to put the skills he has learnt at the UTC into practice, in his Electronic Music Production course in Leeds.

For more information on the Creative and Digital Media specialism, visit: https//city.utcsheffield.org.uk/curriculum/creative-digital/

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