Around 100 young people descended on Dundee and Angus College’s Kingsway Campus on Tuesday to learn about broadcasting as part of a bid by Channel 4 to find future talent.
The participants took part in a full day of sessions about the subject and were given insights into the best ways into the sector’s diverse jobs and careers.
Every year, Channel 4 does Pop Ups across the UK with My Kinda Future in a bid to develop burgeoning media talent.
The sessions are particularly aimed at people without a degree and those looking for their first step into the media industry – as well as being a way for Channel 4 to find rising stars.
This year, the college was on the list, along with five others in England and Wales.
Project manager Julie Craik said: “It’s vitally important for people from the region to get involved with media production and tell not only their own stories but all kinds of stories on all kinds of platforms.
“4Talent and My Kinda Future are doing a fantastic job so that everyone can understand the possibilities and make the most of them.”
Laura Boswell, 4Talent’s industry talent specialist, and the company’s co-ordinator, Yasmin Mehmet, will join Miriam Kidane, who is campaign manager for My Kinda Future.
Laura managed the Rio Production Training Scheme that saw 24 disabled people get their first roles in TV production and 18 trainees joining the team covering the 2016 Paralympic Games for Channel 4.
Tayside and Fife have had some notable media stars in the past, including Oscar-nominated directors David Mackenzie and Michael Keillor, BAFTA winning camera specialist Keith Partridge, and BBC diving camera expert Lindsay Brown.
As the city that created Grand Theft Auto and offered the first degree in games development, Dundee also has a rising reputation for platforms like Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Staff at TayScreen, which helps to find film locations, crew, services, and research in the council areas of Tayside and Fife, are delighted that the 4Talent Pop up will be in Dundee.