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    A powerful way of looking at the world

    It seems that during this surreal time in our lives, we have found peace in drawing, colouring-in, making art. For instance, we...

    Isolated, yet free with their stories.

    It is remarkable that the animation industry is so prominent in the Northeast, yet very few are actually aware of it. There...

    Changing the world, one story at a time.

    It’s a funny one. Back in November 2019, the TICE team gathered for a trend forecasting meeting which helps shape the annual...

    “I wish I’d had that when I was at school."

    When we describe what it is that we do at This is Creative Enterprise, the response we always get is, “I wish I’d had that when I was at school.” So, what do we do? We work with businesses, schools, colleges and universities to give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within the commercial creative, design and digital industries.

    So, this is us – This is Creative Enterprise – providing students from four to 24 with creative innovation through business enterprise.

    And we love what we do.

    TICE brings a unique and invaluable perspective to student learning outside the classroom. With us, young people can explore the worlds of:

    Fashion | Textiles & Craft | Music Industry | Photography | Software Development | Graphic Design | Illustration | Careers & Enterprise | Creative Writing | Animation | and more.

    We introduce students to current industry trends, perspectives and emerging opportunities by giving the young people we work with the chance to explore in full the scope of the careers that exist within the commercial creative industries. We work to give each student real-time, hands-on access to what’s happening in the world today – so they can think about where they might see themselves in the future.

    From our one-day workshops in primary schools to our longer-term projects with secondary school students, the experiences we offer and the businesses we work with change each year. This reflects the speed of innovation that takes place, month by month, across the creative and digital sectors.

    Both our programmes and workshops reflect the developing needs of industry and, in terms of sector awareness and employable skills, we keep abreast of changing trends. Each of our creative areas taps into trend-driven and innovative provision to support and develop the career decisions of the young people we work with.

    Ladders Film & TV – Cohort 3

    The sessions for Ladders Film & TV began at Sunderland University – impressively they have recently jumped 30 places from 2016 to 2017 in the Guardian rankings. As if it couldn’t get any better, they have their own dedicated cinema room, radio station and state of the art recording facilities. Sounds dramatic but as...

    And it doesn't end there...

    Since TICE started in 2008, over 2,500 students have been involved in the TICE programme. As a result of the experiences, connections and confidence they gain with us, many are now employed in the creative, design and digital industries.

    Ladders Case Studies || Liam Watson

    We were thrilled to hear from Liam Watson who was on the Software Development Cohort for the Ladders Programme. Currently, Lee is working as...

    Bold Wigs and Visiting Space

    The Explore Stage of the TICE Programme intends to take young creatives out of their comfortable bubble and give them a realistic insight into...

    TICE Fashion for #NE1NFW Schools Workshop at Newcastle City Library

    The 9th of May kicked off this year's NE1's Newcastle Fashion Week which has a huge variety of fashion filled events throughout Newcastle City...