Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

Talent production

By Marco Cillario - Wed 7 September 2016, 9:29 am

Barking and Dagenham College has acquired a new status as a digital and creative career college for the 2016-17 academic year, the first such institution in the country.

Students will benefit from a professional and technical training designed to equip them with the skills to work in television, theatre and cinema.

The aim is to prepare them for a career in the film industry, as the number of productions based in the borough has been growing in the last few years.

Pupils will be able to choose from courses ranging from 3D design to film making, from performing arts to TV production.

They will be trained in specialist, high tech working spaces, such as iCreate@BDC, an industry-standard 1,000sq m creative hub, or #TheChannel, a real-life newsroom designed to replicate the studios of Sky or the BBC.

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