TO help local people get involved in the growing opportunities in the screen industries in the West of Scotland, UWS Creative Media Academy has launched a brand new Summer School where participants can get a taste of TV.

With STV now broadcasting from the UWS Ayr Campus, this exciting new Summer School offers participants the chance to develop their creative and production skills in the TV studios and newsroom at the University of the West of Scotland’s £81 million Ayr Campus.

Covering aspects of digital news gathering, mobile journalism, studio TV production and creative filmmaking, and using industry standard equipment, the one-week course is ideal for anyone at the beginning of learning about television production, whether for fun or as the start of a professional journey.

Professor Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy says: “We’re really thrilled to be offering people in the West of Scotland the chance to develop their skills in television production at this exciting time.

"It’s a unique opportunity for people in Ayrshire and beyond, and a great way to spend a creative and productive week this summer.”

Participants will have the opportunity to learn news reporting techniques, make a short film and work as a member of a studio production team to develop and record programme content for live broadcast.

The Summer School takes place in the University’s Ayr Campus from Monday July 31 – Friday August 4.

To book a place go to Time: 10am – 4.30pm daily.  Cost: £250 per person. Age: This course is open to all ages from 14+.

The package includes teaching, lunch and refreshments.

For more information contact: or Abigail Howkins on 01292 886426.