Pervasive Media Creative Producer Course – 19-23 July 2010, University of West England, Bristol, UK

A Digital Cultures Research Centre Summer School
“A great producer creates an environment where extraordinary things seem possible – necessary even.”

Developing the necessary skills and confidence to become a producer can be hard. Managing creativity and business across different media can be especially challenging. This intensive five day course at the Pervasive Media Studio, run by the UWE Digital Cultures Research Centre, is aimed at those who have some experience working in digital media and want to explore using context aware platforms to deliver a project. Taught by
established practitioners from interdisciplinary cutting-edge research and practice, it comes with the opportunity to work with creative media companies linked to the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.

The programme will be based on developing your project idea into a compelling media proposition, looking at it from different perspectives throughout the week. There is an emphasis on developing your own skills as a producer and manager of the creative process. You will also look at creating a sustainable business from your idea.

The course will be a blend of personal and project development, using individual and group sessions to cover different aspects of pervasive media production; developing an idea, project management, making a sustainable business, pitching to clients and funders.

The course will be largely taught by DCRC staff with specialist input from producers, agencies and developers established in the field, giving an overview of a range of current possibilities in pervasive media.

To apply, send an A4 outline for a project idea that you would like to develop during the summer school, along with a 250 word resumé and short CV.

Cost of the course is £300 but bursaries are available for those unable to meet any or all of the cost. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a full or partial bursary in your application.

Ffi contact
Please send applications to

Digital Cultures Research Centre: University of the West of England @ Pervasive Media Studio
www.dcrc.org.uk/
www.pmstudio.co.uk/