Outreach Activities

The Institute of Media Arts has developed a wide range of innovative media lead projects.

Children and Young People

"Be Heard!"


A Mediabox project funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

In partnership with Wolverhampton City Radio and the Beacon Centre for the Blind Youth Group, this innovative project enabled blind and visually impaired young people to produce their own magazine style radio programme called "Be Heard!".

Topics included guide dogs for the blind, audio description at the Arena Theatre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, dreams, friendship, a visit to Penn Hall School, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"Be Heard!" was broadcast on WCR FM to the whole of Wolverhampton.

Make Your Own TV

Funded by Leicester Council, primary school children learned how to be citizen journalists by exploring issues within their community.

The young people made a remarkable 30 minute news programme from script to screen..

Media Taster Courses

A range of taster courses offered to schools and colleges, from Iranian cinema to using chroma key in video production.

Working with business

Insignia PR Ltd - Innovation Voucher

This project involved research into the Media Crisis Management surrounding news coverage of the Swine Flu out break. After successfully completing the Innovation Voucher, further research and conference papers are now in development.

NHS Media Training: Working with a local Primary Care Trust

This bespoke programme of training was delivered to senior management and health professionals. Scoring top marks in staff feedback forms this looks set to be an ongoing relationship.

Lifelong Learning Network

3D Stereoscopic Viewing / Video Journalism / High Definition Practice and Theory – Working with local industry to develop ‘up to the minute’ curriculum for undergraduate courses and continuous professional development.

Sign Media

The Institute is currently seeking funding for this project which will team up with the University's Interpreting (BSL/English) and Deaf Studies department, industry and Higher Education partners across Europe.