COLLEGE STUDENTS LAND BBC MUSIC VIDEO GIG

college-students-land-bbc-music-video-gigTalented students from City of Wolverhampton College are putting their skills to the test after being asked to produce music videos for the BBC.

The college has teamed up with the BBC to give Creative Arts students the opportunity to film promotional videos for BBC Introducing.

The partnership kicked off this week, with a group of 60 students working with Lichfield based band Venkman at Wolverhampton’s The Slade Rooms.

Live sound and events students took charge of the lighting, staging and sound for the performance, media students filmed the promotional video while budding photographers took images.

Footage will now be edited before being sent to the BBC

Curriculum manager Michael Dixon said: ““We are very pleased to be extending our successful collaboration with the BBC which now sees our students producing music videos for the BBC Introducing website. This is part of a collaboration with BBC Introducing nationally but we are working closely with Radio WM and radio Shropshire.

“This project gives our Media and Music students the opportunity to work on real live briefs at one of the top music venues in the Midlands, giving them true insight into the industry that they want a career in and working with one of the biggest names in the sector.”

This will be the first of many videos the students will be working on over the next year. Videos will be used on the BBC Introducing website at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1wDBny9yXDW659kv5Kqsnyj/bbc-music-introducing-maida-vale-sessions-a-z

BBC Introducing was created in 2007 to support unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians. The brand aims to give exposure to the freshest artists across the UK, with music played on local and national BBC Radio shows, broadcast throughout the UK every week.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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