College students get hands-on with award winning production house

City of Glasgow College’s new partnership with Glasgow-based Arteus Post Production is working well for its media students.

The industry connection between Arteus and Scotland’s largest college is delivering a variety of professional post-production courses and development opportunities for students and staff within the college’s Creative Industries Faculty.

HND TV students, Jamie Murray and Joe Sharpe, are the first to gain work placements with the company who provide a range of services across film and television.

James Wilson, Curriculum Head: Industry Academy and Youth Employability, City of Glasgow College, said:

“It's great to see Jamie and Joe benefit from our relationship with Arteus. We've got the technical expertise and infrastructure to deliver a world class learning experience in television, but there are so many nuances and inside working practices you only really begin to understand when you're on the ground with the people doing the job. Joe and Jamie are working with some of the best in the business putting together the programmes we all know and love.”

Caroline Gorman, Client Services Manager for Arteus Post Production, said:

“We are thrilled to offer these work placements to Joe and Jamie. We are one of the largest production and post production facilities in Glasgow, home to a number of award-winning TV and Film broadcast projects.

“From all the impressive applications received, Joe and Jamie’s stood out. They displayed a real sense of motivation, enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry - gained from both their studies and previous work placements. Their sense of ‘get up and go’ and ability to bring skills into an established team is exactly what we look for in new recruits.”

Jamie Murray, 19 from Rothesey on the Isle of Bute, said:

"I applied because I'm trying to immerse myself in the Scottish television industry and Arteus is a really well-respected post production house where I'm getting really valuable experience. I was excited when I heard that I'd been chosen and I'm grateful for Arteus for opening their door to me."

Joe Sharpe, who is originally from Dingwall, said:

"I've been on many work placements and worked as a runner in different sets and locations but this is a really good opportunity to get behind the scenes and see what happens in post-production. Caroline gave a talk to our class which was really inspiring and I'm happy to be part of the partnership between City of Glasgow College and Arteus."

The relationship between Arteus and the college builds on previous creative collaborations and, as well as delivering professional courses, the in-kind sponsorship is supplying:

  • 6 x 60 minute guest lectures on a range of career skills and specialisms
  • 2 x 3 day work placements for students per academic year
  • Opportunities for staff members to join Arteus for in-situ refresher training in specific areas of expertise and interest.