When people think of The Cut they generally think of shows. And it is true that there are a number of events coming up, including some terrific musical acts and art exhibitions. But what you may not know is that there are also a range of courses for all ages at The Cut that can help you learn more, be more creative and develop skills you never knew you had!
Part of the drive behind these courses is Rob Vaughn, a former radio journalist and broadcaster who resolved to pass on the benefits of his experience with young and vulnerable adults, helping to rebuild their confidence through his courses teaching them about various aspects of the media.
A good example of this is the Easter Media Club for children and young adults aged between 12 and 18. This looks at a lot of the aspects involved in media projects, such as storyboarding film projects, directing films and writing press releases to promote them. In a very competitive industry this kind of experience and tutelage can potentially make all the difference, so if your kids aspire to be the next Christopher Nolan or Kathyrn Bigelow this could be for them!
However the courses are not just for children- the Seniors Media Club also allows older people to learn more about various forms of media production, everything from creating soundtracks to making your own adverts is covered so if this is something you’re interested in it is well worth getting involved.
There are also practical courses, offering skills that can help benefit you in a wide array of industries. For example a number of design based businesses require proficiency in using Photoshop- fortunately there is a course specifically designed to help people learn more about how to use in this program effectively and ensuring that your efforts using your program are as professional as possible.
Rob Vaughn is not alone in teaching classes at The Cut- former radio producer Nick Jenkins has been involved with Suffolk Voices, a project aimed at preserving the local dialect and oral history of the region. He teaches a class designed to help people who wish to record oral history groups, ensuring that their recordings are effective and well produced (as well as tips on how to combine voices with sound effect, narration and music).
If you would like to know more about these and other courses at The Cut look at the courses section on their website here.