Creative Areas 2018-19

From one-day workshops in primary schools to longer-term projects with secondary school students, the experiences we offer and the businesses we work with change each year. This rate of change reflects the speed of innovation that takes place, month by month, across the creative, design and digital sectors in our region. Over the last ten years, TICE has worked with over 250 businesses in the North East.

TICE provides real-time, hands-on access and insight for young people into careers and opportunities across the commercial creative, design and digital industries. We bring a unique and invaluable perspective to student learning outside the classroom.

With TICE, young people can explore the worlds of: Fashion | Textiles Surface Design | Music | Photography | Software Development | Graphic design | Illustration | Creative enterprise | Creative writing | Film | Digital Media | Animation| and more...

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FASHION

What brings together Barbie, craftsmanship and vintage clothing? Well, TICE Fashion of course!

This year's TICE fashion projects were centred around very topical issues within the fashion industry today. It was important to bring to the forefront...

Fashion Design, Tech, Trend, Vintage, Sustainability… we had it all.

What is the Fashion Explore Stage? The Fashion Explore Stage brings together all the schools who chose fashion within the TICE programme this academic year....

Fashion Insight Stage II Fashion struts its stuff… careers, trends and more.

This year we had the pleasure of introducing the fashion industry to students from 4 secondary schools across the Tyne and Wear region; Longbenton...

Fashion Create Stage || Fashion Space, Futures and Sustainability

June 2018 concludes the Fashion Create Stage and what an amazing conclusion to a fabulous fashion team. 24 young people made it to the...

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE

Brimming with business ideas and enterprise skills at Gibside School

A lovely warm welcome was had last week with an introduction to the children and staff at Gibside School. This workshop was designed to...

FBM 2019 || Challenge 4 – Marketing Strategies

Ever heard of Business Durham’s annual FBM competition? It stands for Future Business Magnates, and it is a business enterprise competition for schools across...

The Future of Apps || Marden Bridge Middle School

We were delighted to be invited back to Marden Bridge Middle School for another instalment of our Enterprise Days – a 2-hour workshop designed...

FBM Freshers || Year 7 Enterprise Experience

TICE has been working alongside Business Durham to expand the enterprise experience of young people. We believe that it is never too early to...

CREATIVE WRITING

Spreading the word about dementia-friendly screenings at Tyneside Cinema

'Fill your beautiful boots,' Jenny said. And so, I did, which is how I come to be writing this. My Create Stage Blog. With...

Creative Writing Insight Stage || Paper, Pens – and Popadoms?

Armed with bags filled with paper, pens – and popadoms, the TICE Creative Writing Insight Stage this year began with an exploration into the...

When Spooky Stories came to Marden Bridge Middle School

This quote, from Shakespeare's Macbeth, is apt for several reasons."So fair and foul a day I have not seen.", William Shakespeare, Macbeth.To start with,...

Creative Writing Create Stage || How to conquer your fear of the blank page

The things that struck me the most about this, the very first TICE creative writing year, is just how good at writing these students...

ANIMATION

Ladders Film & TV – Cohort 4

The first ladders session in Sunderland Uni Media Centre commenced with meeting mentor Chloe Rodham and previous Ladders alumni, now Northumbria University associate-lecturer, Paul...

Ladders Case Studies || Cameron Craggs

Cameron Craggs - a bright personality and a wonderful talent I was privileged to meet fairly recently. Over a coffee, we discussed his involvement...

Ladders Case Studies || Peter & Sisley – Fandangle Films

When we first piloted the Ladders programme in Newcastle, we were amazed to see so much talent take interest in exploring the Music, Software...

Ladders: Developing Their Projects…

On the 15th November the Ladders students began to embark on their own individual projects, after weeks of learning about their respective fields, Film/TV,...

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Packaged up and ready to be launched!

This year's Graphics projects focused on particularly challenging and forward-thinking industry projects and students had only three days to think above and beyond and...

Discovering Colour and Jaw-Dropping Studios

The Graphic Design industry is constantly evolving, as technology plays a powerful role in making things faster, advanced and more trend-focused than ever before....

Graphics Insight Stage || Inspiration is in Everything

Sometimes it’s the barely noticeable aspects in life that play a significant role in what we enjoy, share and consume. One of those things...

The Future of Apps || Marden Bridge Middle School

We were delighted to be invited back to Marden Bridge Middle School for another instalment of our Enterprise Days – a 2-hour workshop designed...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Exploring new frontiers of space, carbon neutral atmospheres and a nod to Nana

This year's TICE Music projects have been less about using formulas that are working right now and more about what we will be listening,...

Covering Classics and Heading Backstage

What exactly is the dream scenario for an aspiring musician? Many assume it’s the idea of being on stage and touring the world…but what...

Music Insight Stage || The Industry Toolkit

It seems like the music industry never seems to settle. Popstars are fined millions of dollars for stealing the "groove“ of an 80’s track,...

Bonsais, Rattlin’ Bogs & Beetroot Paint || South Wellfield

We always love visiting South Wellfield First School. Without fail, the TICE team always enter a classroom full of enthusiastic, creative young people and...

PHOTOGRAPHY

Explore lunascapes and sub-lunar culture right here…

This year's TICE Photography team took their projects to a different planet...quite literally. Photography mentor, Jennine worked alongside students from Longbenton High School and...

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...

Photography Insight Stage || The Story Behind the Image

Lens caps off, cameras on! TICE Photography sent our new lead mentor, Jennine Wilson, to Longbenton High School and Whitburn CofE Academy for this year's TICE Programme.  The...

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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...

Computer Science Create Stage || code it, create it, make a difference.

TICE Computer Science this year was brought together by 4 schools, Whitburn C of E Academy, Jarrow School, Boldon School and Whitley Bay High...

Computer Science Explore Stage || Meeting the Tech Industry

Here we are, the Explore Stage of TICE Computer Science! The North East tech industry is truly in a league of its own with...

Computer Science Insight Stage || The Secrets of Ethical Hacking

Computer Science is back…with a new twist and a new mentor! This year we have Dani Walsh, Software Engineer at BorgWarner Inc, with heaps...

TEXTILES SURFACE DESIGN

Bonsais, Rattlin’ Bogs & Beetroot Paint || South Wellfield

We always love visiting South Wellfield First School. Without fail, the TICE team always enter a classroom full of enthusiastic, creative young people and...

Textiles Create Stage || Home is where the art is.

2017-18 has seen the launch of two new creative areas within the TICE programme with Textiles and Surface Design being one of them (Creative...

Surface Design Explore Stage || Embroideries, Embellishments & Experiments

Here we are! The Explore stage of our brand new area, Textiles & Surface Design, mentored by the wonderful Charlotte Liddle. Since this is...

Smart Creatives || Bailey Green Primary School

Two of our Artist Tutors, Charly Liddle and Sam Burt, spent a fantastic day at Bailey Green Primary School in February delivering a fun...