Creative Apprenticeships in Wales


Creative Apprenticeships provide a high quality, industry-approved route into the creative and cultural sector. Apprentices train on the job, spending time with a training provider to gain industry-relevant skills and training. If you need help with organising an event or project, managing your venue, creating a marketing campaign, supporting a theatrical production, writing a funding bid or general office administration, an apprentice could be right for you. Continue reading

Creative Audiovisual Media – Foundation Degree – Few spaces remain

Newport University has launched a new Foundation Degree in Creative Audiovisual Media (FD CAM) in partnership with creative industries organisations Ebbw Vale Institute (EVi), Hype-On TV and Urban Circle.
The FD CAM is a unique and brand new initiative developed by the University of Wales Newport and designed and run by industry professionals from the world of music production and composition, video production, artist management, marketing and live events. The  FD CAM takes a practical and industry-facing approach to working with music, video, online and mobile technologies.

The FD in Creative Audiovisual Media has been designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and experience essential to developing a career in today’s highly competitive creative industries. By combining music and media production skills, with the latest ideas and techniques in business and commercial practice, students are able to build up a portfolio of specialist knowledge and techniques that will equip them for freelance and creative media employment opportunities.

The best route for students applying is via a direct application:
also available with a downloadable PDF application form:
Prospective students can also phone the main University switchboard and ask for admissions – 01633 432432



BME Offender Re-engagement Project by BVSNW


Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, this month BVSNW has been awarded £243,884.

The aim of the BME Offender Re-engagement Project is to support BME offenders to re-engage with the communities around them, learn basic skills and find purposeful activity to reduce reoffending rates. The project is particularly targeted at offenders that have served short sentences and who therefore do not qualify for support from probation and other services.

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New Literature Wales Chair Announced

Professor Damian Walford Davies, of Aberystwyth University, has been announced as the new Chair of Literature Wales, following the retirement of the previous co-Chairs Dr Harri Pritchard Jones and Dr John Pikoulis.

Damian is Professor and Head of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. He is a poet, literary critic and editor. A Welsh-speaker, he lives in Aberystwyth with his wife Francesca and two young children.

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