Try something new with UCA’s Creative Masterclasses!
Our masterclasses give students the opportunity to visit a UCA campus for the day to take part in creative activities and speak to current students. The masterclasses are beneficial for students who would like to explore the Higher Education environment and develop their creative portfolio.
Please see the entry criteria for our activities here.
Details of additional masterclass opportunities will be posted here as they become available.
Please register your interest below for future masterclasses.
Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a performance? This masterclass was an introduction to designing for theatre and film exploring character development, narrative, set design, and costume creation!
This masterclass gave students the opportunity to make their own model city! Inspired by the text Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, they designed and developed their ideas in a supportive group setting. They also visited UCA's TrakLAB for a Virtual Reality demonstration.
Branding is a key factor in everyday life. Without realising it we often identify products by the logo or print design rather than the object itself! This workshop explored the use of branding in the world of textiles and fashion. Students designed and produced their own brand logo, creating bold graphic prints which were later applied to a t-shirt using hand-cut vinyl and heat presses. During the workshop students explored their identity and how to portray themselves as a brand, before their final pieces were entered into our YouCreate Alternative Selfie competition.
There are many ways of creating photographs, not all of which include using a camera! During this workshop students experimented with cyanotypes and other camera-less photography methods before creating a zine to display their work. Students were encouraged to think outside the box and their final pieces were entered into our YouCreate Alternative Selfie competition.
During this masterclass students explored fine art techniques by drawing from live owls, working with materials such as watercolour, charcoal, pastel and ink. Students then brought their owl drawings to life by experimenting with different forms of illustration and 3D materials.