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Izaugsme Eiropā mediju mākslā un dizainā
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of Erasmus+ project "Development in Europe in Media Art and Design" is acquiring new skills, proficiencies and competences, which would contribute to students’ personal development, and also increase their employment and competitiveness in the European labour market. The participants of the project will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge, get acquainted with new technologies and facilities in their profession, as well as to improve their foreign language proficiency. The students will master their skills in both vocational schools and internship places. Students’ participation in such projects promotes popularity of vocational education, and also increases students’ motivation and interest in their further professional development.The aim of pedagogical staff Mobility is the transfer of competences and innovative teaching methods. The main task for teachers involved in the project is to research new educational programmes, which are not yet implemented in Riga Art and Media School, but which would have prospects in the local labour market. Also during mobility teachers have to gather information about successful cooperation between representatives of labour market and vocational Training centres, learn more about technical innovations used in other countries and consider the possibility of their adaption for Riga Art and Media School needs. Besides, teachers’ mission includes establishing contacts with new international partners in the EU in both vocational schools and labour market.In the framework of this project, we plan to carry out three activities: 1. VET learners traineeships in vocational institutes abroad; 2. VET learners traineeships in companies abroad; 3. Staff training abroad. The project will be implemented in seven countries: Portugal, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy. The participants include nine Riga Art and Media School staff members and thirty-four Riga Art and Media School students. The internship duration is thirty days, while pedagogical staff mobility is five days. The exception is the internship in the UK which is planned for sixty days, and the internship in Czech Republic which is fourteen days. Four students and one teacher of Media Art Department will learn more about Czech film and photo traditions in FOFITV school (Czech Republic). The students will learn various light, digital colours and sound techniques. In Portugal four students and one teacher of Textile Design Department will get new professional experience in GUDI school. The participants will learn how to use IT programs in clothing design, as well as in making original textiles and patterns. The partner organization “Tempo Libero” in Brescia, Italy will offer internships to six students and new professional experience to two teachers from three different departments. Six more students and two teachers of Graphic design, Visual design and Textile design will learn about education programmes and innovation in teaching methods in Ikaalinen Arts and Design College in Finland. In Hungary the partner organization WEXEdU will provide six students with work placements. WEB design students will be placed in advertising agency “Colour Plus”, Woodwork design students will have their internship in the open air museum in Skanzen, and Textile design students will get a new professional experience in Jelky Andras vocational school and art studio “Atr6”. The teacher will visit various vocational education institutions in Budapest and also will attend the students in their work placements. Four Riga Art and Media School students will get their internship in Armands Balams Joinery in the UK, where they will master their professional skills restoring objects of cultural and historical value and cabinet making. In Spain (Seville) six students of WEB design, Advertising design and Photo design departments will master their professional skills. The work placements available are “Cúbica Multimedia”, “El Golpe cultura del entorno” and “Gigodugo”. The internship and accommodation is provided by the partner organization STEP. The Riga Art and Media School teacher will attend the internship places, get acquainted with labour market trends and requirements to the corresponding trades in Spain, and also will visit vocational education institutions. In the partner organizations the project participants will acquire new knowledge, innovative solutions and practical experience in their professions. Thus, the participation in the project will boost students’ skills and will make them more competitive in European labour market. Teachers will learn new special IT programs, increase their professional knowledge and improve their language skills. The new proficiencies and innovative methods will be adapted for Riga Art and Media School education programmes. The positive cooperation experience will be used for establishing new partnerships and developing new projects.
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