Light House aims to increase the enjoyment and understanding of technologically – based media, in particular film, video, photography and creative media and to emphasise their importance to the cultural, social and economic life of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands and further afield. Light House has a varied programme of media courses and educational activities, photography exhibitions, events, film screenings and festivals that develop and support the growing creative industries in the city and region.
“Working with the creative team at Light House gave our students the chance to hone their film-making skills and gain an insight into the world of film production. The support they offered us, from project inception through to completion, was absolutely first class and the culmination of our project, its screening at the London Short Film Festival, was an experience our students will never forget.” Lance Hanson, Redhill School, Stourbridge
Workshops: Light House offers a range of tailored workshops for Key Stages 3/4 and 16+, covering Film, Video Production and Animation and aims to develop a mixture of skills including personal, creative and technical, enabling learners to progress either into the media industries or higher education. Courses are delivered by media industry professionals using industry standard equipment.
Diploma: Light House is a training provider for the Creative and Media Diploma. They are experienced in providing contextualised learning for young people and adults as their training is delivered by media professionals and is delivered in a ‘real life’ media environment. Schools are able to add the Creative and Media Diploma to their curriculum by allowing their students to study for level 2 and level 3 requirements at Light House.
Work experience: Light House is revolutionising work experience with a programme consisting of structured, high quality work based learning for up to 10 students at a time. The programme is for students aged 14 - 16 who want to pursue a career in animation, film/video production, or screen-based media and provides the chance for a more effective week-long programme of work-based learning. The week consists of practical filmmaking/animation and learning about the day to day running of Light House as a cinema, gallery, training provider and business support agency. Due to the unique nature of this training the charges are £50 per student, and schools may send several students if they wish.
Cinema: Light House has a 2 screen cinema and plays host to a diverse range of film festivals and film education events with film discussions and director Q & As. They are the only independent cinema in Wolverhampton and can schedule screenings to suit school requirements and host National Schools Film Week annually.
Light House is supported by Screen WM through it’s Investment Fund with funds from The National Lottery through the UK Film Council.
- Key Stages 3/4 and 16+
- Provider for the Creative & Media Diploma
- Bespoke Film Screenings
- Regular Film Education events
- Media Education delivered by Industry professionals
- Bespoke inset training available
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