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Professional Development and Training

All dMEC staff are experienced trainers who have worked successfully in Devon Curriculum Services (DCS), the LEA advisory branch, in a range of contexts.

dMEC is working in partnership with Film Education to host a major 4 day residential conference on The Moving Image in the Digital Age. The conference is aimed at pushing forward debates around digital media and creativity in the classroom. Full detail of the conference plus a booking form are available at:


Some of our courses.

In addition to the programme of Professional Development courses listed in the DCS Directory and on our website, we are happy to discuss with individual teachers their needs and to design appropriate training.

Supporting GCSE Media Studies - one day editing workshop


We are happy to offer support to schools in any aspect of their GCSE Media Studies work. The following case study indicates one possibility. We are happy to discuss any proposals and tailor them to need.


Watch highlights of a visit made to the centre by 30 students from Chulmleigh Community College to edit their GCSE Media Studies practical work.

Students had previously filmed their material on Mini DV and sent their tapes in to be digitised into the Centre's Vaio laptops. Students were given a group tutorial on how to use the editing software - Pinnacle Studio 8. They then proceeded to edit their material adding titles, music and effects under the watchful eye of their tutors, Colette McEnery-Lane and Roger Crompton of dMEC. The resulting work was then transferred to VHS tapes for submission to the exam board.



We are able to offer provision in any of the following areas:

  • Using digital technology to support teaching in all subjects
  • Using digital video camcorders
  • Using a digital stills camera
  • Digital video editing
  • Digital video animation
  • Digital audio production
  • Making the most of video-conferencing
  • Using Powerpoint to the full
  • Multimedia for the Web
  • Designing and building your own website
  • Desk top publishing
  • Using Flash and Dreamweaver
  • Teaching approaches to GCSE and A level Media Studies



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