UWS hosts master classes for western Sydney's talented young artists

Date: 22/09/2009

The University of Western Sydney has invited the region's most gifted high school students to participate in the 'UWS Digital Master Class' - an advanced digital arts and convergent media workshop.

A select group of year ten students from schools across Greater Western Sydney will spend two-days at the UWS Penrith campus from 22-23 September 2009.

Rachel Bentley, from the UWS School of Communication Arts, says the aspiring young artists will work with current UWS academics and students on a range of video production and photography projects.

"The School of Communication Arts at UWS is equipped with broadcast quality animation, television post-production studios, design production facilities and cutting-edge computing and photographic labs," says Ms Bentley.

"Using the state-of-the-art media production facilities, the students will be able to get hands-on experience creating a television program; as well as explore the realms of their own creativity using film, animation and static images."

Schools from all over Greater Western Sydney were invited to nominate their most gifted year ten students to participate in the UWS Digital Master Classes, with an elite group of twenty-two being selected to participate.

The UWS Digital Master Classes came about as a result of the University's role as a sponsor of ARTEXPRESS - an annual exhibition which showcases the best works of art completed by HSC students from government and non-government schools across NSW.

For the duration of the UWS Digital Master Classes, a selection of works from the ARTEXPRESS 4D travelling exhibition will be installed at UWS to inspire the year ten students as they prepare to begin the HSC.

Ms Bentley says hosting the Digital Master Classes demonstrates the University's ongoing commitment to providing the best possible higher education to young people in Greater Western Sydney.

The UWS Digital Master Classes are supported by the University's School of Communication Arts in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and Training and ARTEXPRESS.



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