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Signals Media Arts Centre

We are a local charity that provides opportunities for everyone to get creative and involved in film making and media production.

General Information

Signals Media Arts Centre is a base for independent filmmaking and education. It actively supports digital production and media understanding through a variety of products and services.


Awards
*Film Nation: Shorts Awards 2010 Best Documentary winner for 'Phoenix'.

*National Youth Disability Awards 2010 Best Documentary winner for 'Phoenix'.

*'The My Hero Project' Film Festival 2010 - 2nd Place Animation Student for 'Wonderful World'.


Upcoming events

13
th
Feb

Cutout Animation (7+)

10:00am - 1:00pm | £25
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make your own mini movie with our art materials and animation software. Devise a story, cut out your characters and animate! In an animated film, anything can happen – if you can imagine it, we'll help you animate it. Then, we'll add music and sound effects to really bring your film to life.
16
th
Feb

DIY Robotics (9+)

10:00am - 3:00pm | £35
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Learn to code and build your own remote control car! Then, face a series of obstacle challenges before finally entering the ring and see who's robot is the last one left standing. You’ll be experimenting with the micro:bit board, learning how to code both the car’s motors and the controller.
03
rd
Apr

Video Game Making (7+)

10:00am - 1:00pm | £25
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make your own 2D video game using Scratch – the easy to learn game design software. Scratch is the perfect way to learn the basics of coding, and is used in schools all over the world. During the workshop you’ll make simple 2D arcade games and at the end you’ll share them online (via the Scratch website) or pop them onto your own USB to take home.
04
th
Apr

Stop Motion Animation (9+)

10:00am - 3:00pm | £35
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make miniature sets and characters, and animate your own short film. If you can imagine it, we’ll help you animate it! Using a range of artist materials such as card, paint and modelling clay, you will create a short animated film with animation software and miniature cameras.
05
th
Apr

Game in a Day (11+)

10:00am - 3:00pm | £35
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make awesome 2D games using Construct 3 and learn the basics of game design theory. Design, prototype and play test your very own 2D game all in a day, under the expert guidance of our game design tutors! Construct3 is a powerful game design engine that allows you to make games for phones, tablets, computers and games consoles – so presents a fantastic opportunity to take your game design skills to the next level.

Opening hours

Day Time
Sunday 7:24am - 7:24am
Monday 7:24am - 7:24am
Tuesday 7:24am - 7:24am
Wednesday 7:24am - 7:24am
Thursday 7:24am - 7:24am
Friday 7:24am - 7:24am
Saturday 7:24am - 7:24am

Contact

Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Colchester
CO1 1HF

  01206 560255