Media Centre Day Courses
The Spiral Media Centre offers day services specialising in most aspects of media for adults with learning difficulties. The main emphasis on everything we do here is fun so that our students thoroughly enjoy their days whilst they learn a host of new skills. Students can attend as many or as few days as they want, from Monday to Friday.
Our productions are accessible to people around the world through the internet. Our radio station, "Spiral Wave Radio" has been transmitting 24 hours a day for over 5 years and more recently Spiral TV. Both of these are available on computers, mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
At Spiral you will have the opportunity to gain skills and experience in the following aspects of Media including Radio and TV show production and broadcasting, photography and filming, making music, learning to DJ, creating scripts for plays and shows, producing Spiral comics and magazines, and many computer and communication skills.
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Learn to make Radio Shows
Spiral produces its own Radio station, "Spiral Wave Radio", which transmits 24 hrs a day around the world through the internet. Our students learn how to download playlists and songs from the internet and how to research background information for their shows. People also gain communication skills and learn about planning and working to time.
Learn to make TV Shows & Films
Students will have lots of opportunities to learn all about making TV shows, short films, adverts including comedy, action and training films. People be involved with the different stages right from the basic planning and outlining of a project to creating draft plots, making props, filming, acting and producing and editing. With our Green screen technology and dedicated studios, we are able to let people stretch their imaginations to the limit.
Learn Photography and secrets of the Green Screen
In the photography group, you will learn how to use a variety of still and digital video cameras using different filters and lenses depending on the type of subject for your photo-shoot. You will also learn about lighting, editing and digital publishing.
At Spiral we also use green screen technology as is used in major film studios.
Learn to play instruments and to sing
Our studios are specially treated for sound recording and equipped with a wide array of both electronic and acoustic instruments. Our studios are also used by professional musicians for rehearsal and recording. Hence there are plenty of opportunities for people to experiment and learn an equally diverse range of instruments or to learn how to sing.
Creating Magazines and Printing
Students now have the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of producing both an online magazine and a printed version. This involves learning computer skills and being creative with film, art and creative writing.
The art of DJ-ing & Mixing Music
Many of our students love to be a disco DJ and at Spiral we have the tools, mixing desks, turntables and all the music you need to gain those essential skills. Then afterwards there are lots of opportunities to put those skills to good use at our clubs and parties.