About Us

The Digital Media Centre is the New Media department of South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK, based in two beautiful airy rooms overlooking the grounds at the rear of the Georgian mansion house.

The DMC workshop room, housed in the John Nike Suite, is comprehensively equipped with multi-media software and peripheral equiment to offer a versatile production environment for a wide range of projects.

We develop many strands of activity here: software training, creative technology weekends, INSET for teachers, video and animation production work, our own artist network; the Gene Pool and it’s associated podcast, plus live events such as the Sound:Space sonic arts conference and performance event, and a series of curated artist-film screenings including the Xtend: Dance for Screen programme.

Our tutors are all practising artists and professional media producers, with experience of communicating their skills in a educational setting.

digital media lab at South Hill ParkOur philosophy is to emphasise the huge potential for creativity in the digital environment while our small group sizes mean that you are able to progress towards achieving your goals at your own pace. Whatever your previous experience, the appropriate course will lead you towards greater technical knowledge and ability to visualise, plan and create your own desired end result.

Each participant on our evening and weekend workshops has their own dedicated workstation for the duration of the course, comprised of the hardware listed.


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South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA. UK

Apple Mac-Mini 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
2Gb RAM / 320Gb HD
22″ NEC LCD Display
CD-R/DVD-R Superdrive
A5 Wacom drawing tablet
M-Audio MK425 keyboard
Beyer DT150 Headphones
Alesis Active MkII monitors
LaCie 120 Gb Firewire Drive
Canon HV30 HD DV cameras

Large format Epson Stylus Pro 7600 printer.

Adobe Flash CS3 / Dreamweaver CS3 / Fireworks CS3
Adobe Photoshop CS / Indesign CS / Illustrator CS
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Final Cut Pro 5 / DVD Studio Pro 4/ Soundtrack Pro
iDVD / iMovie / iPhoto
QuickTime Pro
Audacity / GiMP / Inkscape / Sketch Up
iStopMotion 2
Unity 3D 3.4.2
XCode 4.0 for OSX 10.6
Eclipse IDE for Android

Annual Reports

Brief summary of our activities running April-April each year.

Digital Media Report 2010/11 (PDF)

Digital Media Report 2009/10 (PDF)
Digital Media Report 2008/09 (PDF)
Digital Media Report 2007/08 (PDF)
Digital Media Report 2006/07 (PDF)