Focusing on creative technology, ICT and film, FACT's Schools and Learning programme works with hundreds of students and their teachers every year to develop innovative and exciting partnerships. We are passionate about the role creative technology and art can play across the curriculum, and offer a variety of educational projects - all of which are delivered by experts with their own artistic practice.
FACT's Schools and Learning team are looking to hear from teachers to help develop their programme. Just fill out the following short survey to help FACT's engagement work and to be in with a chance of winning a year's FACT membership and a copy of We are the Real Time Experiment: 20 Years of FACT.
FACT offers free guided tours for school groups. Let us know
your interests and we can tailor tours and discussions to suit your
party, both at FACT and to our site-specific art works around
We have an extensive workshop offer as part of our Off the
Shelf programme. In addition to this, we run regular
exhibition related workshops, and can also work with you to develop
bespoke sessions exploring all areas of digital art and media.
FACT runs a number of school screenings each year. These can
relate to FACT's exhibition programme or be programmed in
partnership with you and your school.
At FACT we have lots of experiences bringing together schools
and artists to develop projects that enhance the curriculum.
Projects can range from one-day courses, to diploma delivery, to
year-long collaborative programmes.
We have a number of spaces for schools to use including the
Media Lounge as an exhibition space, the Mac Suite in the Media
Lab, cinema screens and our multipurpose events space, The
Film Lecture Series for AS / A Level Students and their
FACT's new Film Lecture season is brought to you in
collaboration with Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores
University. This exciting programme has been designed to enhance
the AS/A Level Film studies Curriculum and to give students a
chance to study with industry professionals in a new environment.
Each screening will be followed by a lecture from Film Studies
staff at Liverpool Screen School. The best bit is that the films
are chosen by you, the teachers!
If you have a group you would like to arrange a lecture for let
us know what film you would like to focus on and many are in your
group. The most popular films will be programmed!
To kick-start the series, Upton Hall School have
selected Tsotsi. To suggest a film for the Film
Lecture Programme, please use the comments tool below or contact
Anna Kronenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 707 4417
Off the Shelf is our workshop offer at FACT. We can
deliver workshops in your classroom or to smaller groups in our
building. Packed full of ideas, examples and hands-on activities,
all sessions are delivered by leaders who are practicing artists or
industry experts with experience working in educational settings -
so you can expect a workshop that explores the curriculum in a fun
and engaging way.
FACT can deliver a full-day workshop from just £350. This
includes a workshop leader, materials, equipment and space
Sound and Audio
Working together, participants will learn how to use sound
recording equipment to document and remodel sonic environments,
helping them to understand how sound is constructed in urban
Students write, direct and create their own stop-frame
animations in this practical, one-day, session. Developing creative
skills in story-boarding, camera work and editing, everyone goes
home with their very own animation!
Shoot and Edit
In this introduction to filmmaking, students gain invaluable
shooting and editing skills while creatively exploring curriculum
subjects. After trying their hand at story-boarding, camera work
and editing, students make their own DVD to take home at the end of
Using photography, script-writing and editing skills,
participants create their own digital stories. We can offer digital
storytelling within intergenerational settings, which is a great
way to inspire students and older people to explore, share and
archive their own experiences.
Participants are given the opportunity to discover and develop
skills in photography and digital imaging, through using a variety
of equipment and techniques. This can also include learning how to
exhibit work, as well as digitally enhancing and manipulating
images using computers.
In this session students experiment with games design,
model-making and movement based activities. Working
collaboratively, the group create a visual language with which to
describe their own thoughts, memories and ideas. Techniques learnt
can be used as a starting point to explore thinking processes in
relation to a wide range of curriculum content.
Here at FACT we understand the importance for students to be
able to showcase their work, and we offer a number of ways to
Off Your Box
Book The Box, our multi-purpose events space, to screen films
and show work to an audience of up to 50 people. Just cover the
cost of the projectionist and an usher.
There are several exhibition walls around FACT that can be used
to exhibit the work students create during projects.
This is the online hub for Freehand, FACT's young people's
programme. A safe digital environment for Freehanders to showcase
their projects from photography and filmmaking to blogging, the
website also offers a space for any young person (aged 13 - 19) to
submit their own work.
Our Exploratory Resource for The Art of Pop Video is available to view at http://theartofpopvideo.tumblr.com/
If you’re a teacher and thinking of bringing your class to see Art of Pop Video be sure to check out our Exploratory Resource first!
We’ve been working really hard to whittle our way down to 7 videos from the exhibition (with there being over 100 we couldn’t focus on them all now could we?)
We’ve chosen a wide selection from Radiohead to Kylie and each video was picked for the themes, ideas or the techniques used. It’s a great introduction to the show for any teacher wanting a bit more information and context before coming along with there students.
It is designed to offer teachers some insight and contextual information ahead of bringing students on a visit. It is packed with ideas for activities, discussions, information and further references.
You’ll also find information about upcoming events for schools and families.
For more information or to book a tour contact
The learning resource for Winter Sparks can still be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.