Theatrical experience for students

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DIGITAL students from Scarborough have been getting a theatrical insight into the world of work during a successful period of work experience at one of the town’s most famous theatres.

A total of 14 students from Yorkshire Coast College have been given the opportunity to carry out the work experience at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

They are all studying for a foundation degree in Applied Digital Media and have been working with James Drawneek who is the theatre’s design and communications officer on a range of projects.

Keith Wood, the head of graphics and media at the college, said: “The placements have been of immense value to the students in preparing them for the world of work and developing their creative skills.

“They have enjoyed working on an interesting variety of real projects, including advertising, web flyers, posters and photography.

“I would like to thank James and the Stephen Joseph Theatre for their support in providing this opportunity for the students.”

The Stephen Joseph Theatre OutReach department also runs a work experience programme for local schools. Students spend one week at the SJT and work on a specialist project.

They learn about all areas of the theatre and create a project based around the current play – culminating in a final project at the end of the week.