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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 – 25 year olds.  We offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, work experience, training opportunities and holiday activities.

Our after-school groups – Control Alt Delete and Creative Hub – are listed below; they run during term time and are listed below. Our new music programme will be launching soon which includes festival performance opportunities, an annual residential and supports artist development from beginner through to advanced.

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  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. 

Creative Hub
Wednesdays,  5-7pm, term time
Ages 10-16

Jump into creativity or music! Explore filmmaking, technology, gaming, animation and music as you develop your own creative projects and ideas. No experience needed.

Summer Programme 2018

Knowle West Media Centre’s popular summer programme is back for 2018: join us for three weeks of fun and creativity as we jump into music, tech and photography!

This year we’re running a series of creative courses, as well as two special half-day workshops just for girls. Please register here for all activities you would like to book.

Jump Into…Music (FREE, ages 10-16)

24th July, 10am – 1pm: girls only session
25th & 26th July, 10am – 3pm: all welcome

Make music and instruments, create your own songs and perform, have a go at DJing and meet new friends!

Jump Into…Tech (FREE, ages 10 – 16)

31st July, 10am – 1pm: girls only session
1st & 2nd August, 10am – 3pm: all welcome

Explore exciting new technologies including robots, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, Microbits, drones and coding.

Jump Into…Photography (FREE, ages 14-19)

7th, 8th & 9th August, 10am – 3pm: all welcome

Try your hand at studio photography, fashion photography, street photography and photo journalism – and see your work exhibited for family and friends at the end of the week.

No experience is needed for any of the activities. All kit will be provided.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

For more information call 0117 903 0444 and ask for Dot or e-mail


Would Like To Meet…Jump Studios

Knowle West Media Centre's Young People's programme - Jump Studios - would like to invite you to come along to the KWMC Factory and create your own micro-product to take home whilst meeting, engaging and updating with key youth networks in the city. Our theme is: 'Make Something, Share Something' We are asking all youth providers to come with some highlights for the...

February Half Term: girls in tech and Wonder Women!

On 13th February 2018 we kicked off our February half term programme, which saw young people from South Bristol and beyond learning, making new friends and having a great time while doing it! The week began with our sold-out puppet making course led by avid puppeteer Sarah Green. Young people had the opportunity to conceptualise a story and bring it to life using cut-outs and other crafts....

Exploring masculinity and mental health

In February 2018 the Jump Studios team had the opportunity to speak to year 11 students at Ralph Allen school in Bath, UK. Their aim was to open a discussion around men's mental health and perceptions of masculinity. The team are in the process of planning a new programme called 'The Male Room' which will explore these topics further, so engaging with...

Product Design course for young people

Last week we ran another Product Design Course at our digital manufacturing space KWMC: The Factory, this time for young people aged 16+ who were interested in creating original products. The two-day course provided a fun and educational introduction to design and production. The first day gave the group a comprehensive introduction to Inkskape - design software that allows the user to create and edit graphics - and the course participants...

Looking Back on Half Term

As we approach the end of the year, the Jump Studios team have been reflecting on October Half Term. We had an exciting few days, as our creative courses welcomed new young people for the first time and saw young people already connected to KWMC come back for more. Aquarium Photography Course (23/10/17 & 24/10/17) Following on from our sold-out summer Animal Photography Course we took a trip to Bristol...

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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