Students visit National Media Museum

National Media Museum trip

Students outside the National Media Museum

A trip to the National Media Museum in Bradford has brought media technology to life for students at Barnsley Sixth Form College.

Students on A Level Film Studies and Media Studies programmes were able to look at the development of media technology over time.

The visit enabled the group to learn about the significance of more recent innovations such as mobile phone devices, computers and the development of the internet and its impact on our lives. They also experienced modern film technology by watching a 3D IMAX film on wildlife conservation.

Additionally, the students travelled to the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield for a special screening for one of their exam case studies ‘Submarine’. After the screening they enjoyed a discussion with a member of the cinema’s marketing team about how independent cinemas work and the process of film distribution and exhibition.

Student Connor Clarke said: “I really enjoyed the IMAX experience, it helped me understand the use of IMAX in the films I have studied and the films that were played were very interesting. I liked learning about the conservation of animals as well as watching the film in IMAX.”

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