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Digital Play II: an online makerspace for creative arts facilitators

Digital Play: Creative Arts

This 2-hour online CPD workshop has been designed to explore creative approaches to digital learning and teaching in an interdisciplinary space. Appropriate for tutors delivering all creative subjects, you will explore how to repurpose everyday technologies for your teaching.

Our facilitator will inspire and encourage participants to explore digital tools beyond their usual uses and consider how they could be applied in their practice and teaching, without using costly and inaccessible resources. The idea behind this online makerspace will be to dedicate time to generate ideas, learn new techniques and make something collaboratively by the end of the session.

Digital play: Creative Arts will have a different focus to Digital play: Performing Arts for those who want to attend both sessions.

Please note: computer, smartphone and internet access is required to attend this event.

Learning outcomes

    • Identify ways to integrate digital technologies into your curriculum
    • Explore the performative possibilities of everyday technologies
    • Develop interdisciplinary skills
    • Develop strategies to support student exploration of digital learning
    • Develop strategies to prototype exciting new ideas
    • Connect with other like-minded teachers and develop your own practice.

Who should attend?

Ideal for those who teach creative qualifications at the following levels:

  • GCSE
  • AS level
  • A level
  • UAL Awarding Body (Levels 1–4)
  • BTEC.

What you will need to attend the session):

    • Computer access
    • Strong Internet connection via Wi-Fi or ethernet;
    • Access to voice note recording or an app that is similar
    • Access to a smart phone camera to create digital videos of your work
    • Access to an audio-visual editing tool e.g. Final Cut Pro X – see free trial.


If you have any questions about our CPD programme, please email

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About the facilitator

Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth

Stacie is an Artist-Researcher and practice-based PhD candidate at the Institute of Creative Technologies (IoCT) De Montfort University (DMU). Her research explores the role of digital technologies in performing arts pedagogy and practice, with specific focus on post-16 education.

Her PhD study aims to bridge the gap between further education and higher education performing arts training through the design and development of an enhanced teaching framework and online resource that foregrounds digital creativity and interdisciplinary performance making.

Stacie is an interdisciplinary artist and works across areas of performance, installation, visual art and film. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of contexts and in 2019 she was commissioned by Turner Contemporary (with collaborator Bethan Peters) to develop 2 new works for the Seaside Photographed summer exhibition. Other works have been at Big Screen Southend (Daphne in three movements - film triptych - 2018), The National Maritime Museum (Who is the Land - Installation - 2016) and SifDans Festival (Growing in time - Screendance - 2015).

From 2016-2018 Stacie was employed by the University of Kent as a senior research associate on a 2-year Leverhulme-Trust funded project Physical Actor Training: an online A-Z (PATAZ). The project included an in-depth research and development phase, working alongside Professors Paul Allain and Frank Camilleri with 6 trainees from the University of Kent.

The project outcome was to design a pioneering online resource, specifically for Physical Acting that consisted of over 60 films and accompanying materials which Stacie filmed and edited for publication and was published by Methuen Drama Bloomsbury in 2018.

Stacie is a trustee at Jasmin Vardimon Educational Company and is part of the HE advisory board at Digital Theatre+.