Film Studies students got to grips with the many careers available to them in the world of TV and movies during a visit to Birmingham City University.
Students from Years 9, 12 and 13 visited the university to experience the Arts Connect TV and Film Careers Fair. Whilst they were there, they enjoyed a presentation on the film and TV industry, hosted by Into Film, the UK's biggest film education charity, and also one of Highfields' partners in the upcoming Young Wolf Film Festival, details of which will be revealed soon.
Throughout the day students also enjoyed the opportunity to network at the event's 'marketplace' where they spoke to representatives from the BBC, Channel 4 and many more. They even had the chance to have prosthetic injuries applied by an Oscar-nominated makeup artist. Finally, they attended workshops on screenwriting and filmmaking, hosted by industry professionals who have previously worked on Eastenders and Casualty.
Film Studies teacher, Mr D Cooper, said: “Students took lots from the day and gained a valuable insight into how to get started in one of the UK's most profitable, yet competitive, industries.”