Green light for Digital TV Studio after £100,000 funding award
A new TV Studio with the most up-to-date digital equipment has been given the go-ahead at Havering Sixth Form College, Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, after funding was awarded from the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Programme.
The industry-standard studio, complete with video cameras, sets, microphones, lighting rigs, monitors and a sound proofed production control room, will mainly be used by students on the Creative Media Production BTEC Diplomas and A Level Media Studies courses.
The project is estimated to cost £100,000 and half of this will come from the winning bid for the Mayor’s funding.
It is hoped the new studio, which will be designed and housed in an existing Creative Arts & Media room, will be completed for the start of teaching in September.
Creative Arts & Media Faculty Leader Brian Martin said: “This will be a fabulous addition to our facilities. Students will be able to record programmes, film in the studio using the latest digital cameras, edit and mix in the control booth – just like in a real TV studio.
“The project will transform a traditional classroom into a space that inspires, challenges and develops the employability skills of our students as they experience first-hand an industry-standard studio complete with the latest digital technology.”
The TV studio will also benefit younger students in Havering who visit the College on Taster Days from local schools.
Assistant Principal Sue Bannocks, who submitted the bid for funding, said: “This is an exciting development for our creative media courses. The new studio will enhance our facilities and will inspire our students to learn new skills and achieve success.”
Photo shows a TV Studio created by T&B Contractors at Guildford College, similar to that planned at Havering Sixth Form College