•   Pre-16 Learners

Discover Tech

Event provider: Hopwood Hall College

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This full day event sees learners enjoy a visit to the Sharp Project digital industries complex in the morning, where they will receive a tour of the facilities and enjoy an industry-focused workshop, before moving on to a Games Development HE subject taster at Hopwood Hall College in the afternoon (please note the AM/PM split may be reversed where necessary, with no effect on the overall running time). Learners and staff will need to bring a packed lunch in most cases.

Subject taster: Learners will interact with relevant technology to understand the underpinning factors of Games Development and Creative Media, giving them an insight into this HE option. Learners will enjoy an overview of software used and its importance to the video game production pipeline, with a brief example of student work being exhibited. This continues with the creation of a 3D Asset, texturing the Asset, rendering the asset, and creating a studio lighting scene within 3DS Max. Learners can take the file home and print off their render, and a similar asset will be 3D printed during the session. There will also be a model Critique and Q&A session.

The Sharp Project: The Sharp Project is home to over 60 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content. It is based in a 200,000 sq. ft. refurbished warehouse previously occupied by electronics company Sharp. Here learners will enjoy one of the following workshops: Digital and Virtual Reality Forensics; Augmented Reality and VR in the Classroom; Coding; Freelance Photography; Logo and Branding Design. Please contact Sam Wade via the details provided to discuss the choice of industry workshops.

Duration: Full day

Event Age Groups IconY9, Y10, Y11

On Request

9:30am - 3pm

Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale Campus; The Sharp Project, Newton Heath

This is an ncop event

This an NCOP activity, it is available for NCOP target schools.

Based on government policy; our programme is targeted using learner postcodes. Support with targeting is available from your hub manager, and more information can be found in the targeting, monitoring and evaluation section. 

Booking info

25 places per day