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Jump Studios

Experiment with new technologies, develop your skills as a leader or media-maker, and enjoy being creative. Jump in!

Jump Studios is Knowle West Media Centre’s programme for 10 – 21 year olds.  We offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, training opportunities and holiday activities.

Our after-school groups – Control Alt Delete, XLR Music and Creative Hub – are listed below; they start back after the summer break on 11th September.

This Autumn we are also launching a range of creative courses and Half Term activities as part of our Digital Stories Season; for 10 weeks we’ll be exploring the art of storytelling: from podcasts and manga to animation and filmmaking.

You can keep up to date with the Jump Studios team on Facebook and Twitter – or by clicking the See It Live button on this page.  If you’d like more details about any of the groups please contact James or Dot or call 0117 903 0444.

Term Time Activities: Weekly

Mondays, 4.30-6pm, term time
Ages 10-16

Jump into technology! Explore new technologies such as robots, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, Microbits, drones and coding. 

XLR Music
Tuesdays, 5-7pm, term time
Ages 11 – 19

Jump into music! Whether you want to try drumming, learn to play guitar, DJ, sing, produce tracks or even start your own band, we have an amazing studio and loads of instruments to get you started. No experience needed.

Creative Hub
Wednesdays,  5-7pm, term time
Ages 10-19

Jump into creativity! Explore filmmaking, technology, gaming, animation and music as you develop your own creative projects and ideas.

Autumn Half Term (October)

We have a range of activities this half term – places are limited so please sign up in advance.

Jump into…Aquarium Photography – Monday 23rd October, 10am – 4pm (£5 plus booking fee)
Jump into…Aquarium Animation – Tuesday 24th October, 10am – 4pm
Jump into…Skateboard Design  – Wednesday 26th (12-4pm) & Thursday 26th October (12 – 4pm) (£25 plus booking fee)

Creative Courses

Wednesdays from 5pm
Ages 10 – 14 / 15 – 21  

Courses this Autumn include:
Jump into Journalism
Jump into Manga
Games Design (coming soon)

Places are limited so sign up in advance – more details can be found on the course pages.

South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo III

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November, 10am – 5pm
Under 19s free / adults £5

Our weekend Expo is back for 2017 and bigger than last year, with more games, Virtual Reality, robotics, manga illustration, anime, fan art, plushie making, Minecraft, and games design workshops!

Looking Back on Half-Term

As the end of the year begins it's imminent approach, we look back on the success of our October Half-Term Courses that saw young people who were already connected to the Knowle West Media Centre and those who were engaging with us for the first time! Aquarium Photography Course (23/10/17) Following on from our sold-out Animal Photography Course we thought we would take a...

Fun and Games at the Gaming & Anime Expo

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November Knowle West Media Centre opened its doors once again for the annual South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo. Attracting people from all over the city and beyond, the event pulled out all the stops, satisfying every gaming enthusiast's taste for retro and modern gaming! The two day Expo included a breadth of games that ranged from classics such...

Jump Studios’ Animal Photography Course

"It inspired my son to be a wildlife cameraman!" Photography and wildlife unite this summer in Jump Studios' latest course for young people. To kick off the 2017 Summer Programme at Knowle West Media Centre we took a trip to Bristol Zoo Gardens with fifteen 10 to 16 year olds from the local area.  Some young people were introduced to photography for the first...

Tech on the Table is a smash hit

"Everyone is just ready to try something new; they are curious and motived” Our Tech on the Table summer activities launched on 8th August with another group of excited 10-16 year olds ready to embark on a creative journey. Two days almost didn't seem enough for a course that included building robots, interacting with At-Bristol's fully functioning NAO robot and the Minecraft...

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Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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