Activities & events

Creative Industries Saturday Studio


Are you currently studying art, design or media GCSEs?

Maybe you do something creative outside of school, drama, comic drawing or photography?

Are you interested in behind the scenes of photography or TV studios, or how those injuries look real on Casualty?

Any of the above? Or maybe you are just interested in finding out a bit more about creative areas in a hands-on and fun way……

We are offering you the chance to join us on our 5 week, totally FREE Creative Industries Saturday Studios in March.

For each of the 5 Saturday’s in March you can experience a range of engaging activities in a wide-range of different creative subjects, including; 

·         games design 

·         advertising

·         photography

·         special effects make up

·         television production

·         graphic design

·         journalism

·         animation

For an idea of what the event might be like, please see below to watch the video of last year's Creative Industries Saturday Studio, and for a teaser trailer of this year's event.

When: Every Saturday in March, 10am - 3:15pm each day

Where: The Wilson Art Gallery and the University of Gloucestershire's Cheltenham campuses

How to apply: Follow the instructions below on how to apply for a place. If you are worried about coming alone and want a friend to join you, let us know and we’ll see if we can make space for them too

Why take part? Not only will you get to see and use some great bits of kit which are used by those in the industry, the people running the sessions are passionate about their subjects and can give you real insight into those areas.  You get to see what careers in those areas look like and if that wasn’t enough you’ll develop lots of skills to put in future CV’s and applications for college/University.  


Priority will be given to those pupils who meet certain postcode criteria (click here for more information) and who indicate that they are able to attend all scheduled dates. If you do not meet the postcode criteria to book then you will be added to a waiting list and will be informed closer to the time if a place is available.

Please input your postcode above to see if you are a priority learner 

• If you are a priority learner you will be taken directly to our booking form 

• If you are not a priority learner then please complete the registration of interest form to apply and we will be in touch closer to the time to confirm whether you have been allocated a place

Once we have the required information you will be informed as to whether or not your child has a place and if so, you will receive further details as well as a full consent form.

Should you require any further information please contact the GROWS team on 01242 714447 or 

This event is completely free of charge and the GROWS network will cover all costs including food, transport (where offered) and all activities.

Notes for parents:

Your child / young person should be able to attend all dates in order to take part in this experience

All sessions will be fully risk assessed and all staff delivering the sessions have the necessary Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in place, where required.

If getting your child to / from this event will be an issue please let us know and we can look into supporting with this. 

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