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Make your mark in the

School of Creative Arts We know that you have a big decision to make, so within this newspaper you will find some helpful pointers, open day information and first-hand views from the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.

studio, 3D printing and prototyping space, as well as a range of workshops, audio and computing suites, give our students the skills and experience needed to secure work in today’s industry.

Our industry-standard facilities, highly qualified academic and technical staff, the close proximity to London and the integration of ‘industry’ connections within our courses, enables our students to be successful whilst studying and after graduating.

Our expert staff have spent years in industry, bringing with them a huge portfolio of professional connections. The fact that we’re just 20 minutes from London allows you to develop these important relationships at all stages of your study.

Facilities including our brand new motion capture suite, upgraded Film & Television

Our industry links cover art, design, film, media and music and include major players

such as the BBC, Ted Baker, the Craft Council, Warner Bros., Apple, Sony Music, Framestore and many, many more. Alongside the benefits of studying in a Creative School with nearly 150 years of history, you will be part of a large, vibrant University, ranked in the top 4% in the world and with a 93% employability rating. So come and join us! We look forward to welcoming you soon. Judy Glasman Dean of School of Creative Arts


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Hello from our student reps

Being Creative Arts students in our final year of University has opened our eyes to so many opportunities… The School of Creative Arts has remarkable industry links across all courses, which gives students a chance to gain valuable work experience during their studies. The ‘Exchange Events’ series is fantastic! Networking events like Media Junction allow us to collaborate with other students from different disciplines, whilst the various industry speakers we have inspire, teach and challenge the way we think – as do our tutors! The students here at Hertfordshire are ambitious, driven and passionate about their work. It helps having brand new accommodation (take a look on page 43), the Art & Design Gallery to exhibit our work and our entertainment venue, Forum Hertfordshire, which has hosted Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding. To be surrounded by all of this at the University of Hertfordshire is a huge inspiration. Come and have a look for yourself at an Open Day. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Creative Arts! Ateeq, Sean, Siobhan and Ginny

Why we love being here // Full access to any of the amazing facilities, equipment and space we require // Being just 20 minutes from Central London allows us to regularly exhibit our work and explore the capital // The industry links our courses have offer placements, experience and networking opportunities


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Unbeatable industry links Just some of the hundreds of our friends in industry who support our students year after year‌


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Just 20 minutes from London

All of the benefits, none of the hassle We love London! It is one of the most vibrant, diverse and beautiful cities in the world, and we’re less an half an hour away from it. The Capital is packed with arts and culture, fantastic spaces and unbelievable nightlife. It’s a great place to be! But it can all be a bit much sometimes, with the hustle-and-bustle, high cost of living and constant inter-campus travel can make for an exhausting University experience. At Herts, you can have the best of both worlds: the tranquility, fresh air and safety of the countryside, with unforgettable days and nights out a quick train ride away. Spending time in London can make for a great social life, but it also means galleries, festivals and – most importantly – job opportunities are right on your doorstep!


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Explore the world Spend part of your course studying or working abroad and you will not only have an amazing time, you will also pick up valuable skills and experience which is valued in the industry. Most of our students have the opportunity to spend time studying at one of our partner universities overseas. It is an adventure you’ll never forget, boosting your confidence and independence, as well as meeting new people.

In addition under the Erasmus+ programme, you’ll have the chance to live and study in a number of European countries, where you won’t have to pay tuition fees to the partner university. Don’t worry about learning the language, you can study in English whilst you’re out there, learning the local language alongside as a bonus.

We have partnerships with universities in:

“Cluj Napoca is a wonderful city,

// Australia

// Latin America

offering many opportunities to

// Canada

// South Africa

explore and experience. The people

// Japan

// South-East Asia

are very friendly and helpful and

// Korea

// USA

almost everyone speaks English.” Vanessa, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

“I wanted to go to Montreal because I heard it has an amazing arts scene and a vibrant creative community. My teachers have been amazing, I’ve learnt so much from them.” Roisin, BA(Hons) Fine Art


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Amazing Spaces We’ve invested £8m in our facilities in the last 3 years…


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…including our brand new Motion Capture equipment… …3D Printing technology… …and updated Mac and PC suites and music studios.


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A legendary programme of events


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Headlines Events The School of Creative Arts ‘Headlines’ season brings together over 20 events in Hertfordshire and London, showcasing the energy and potential of our graduating creative professionals. The main event is our Headlines Degree Show, transforming our buildings on the College Lane Campus into vast gallery spaces. Our Graduate Fashion Show, Film & Television Visions Festival, Animation Exposé and Sonic Herts Music Festival complement a range of international graduate celebrations in London.

Exchange Events Our ‘Exchange Events’ series comprises a diverse range of talks, discussions and celebration days throughout the year. From Art Talks, Design Talks and Music Masterclasses, to professional development days like Creative Edge and networking events such as Media Junction; there is always something going on in the School of Creative Arts! For a full list of our events, find us on Facebook by searching ‘uhcreatives’. Most of our events are open to the public, so feel free to come along!


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Animation

Fashion

BA(Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling

BA(Hons) Fashion

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w617

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w230

UCAS code: W617

UCAS code: W230

BA(Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media

BA(Hons) Fashion and Fashion Business

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w616

Subject to approval – check website for details

UCAS code: W616

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w230 UCAS code: W231

BA(Hons) 3D Games Art and Design Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w280 UCAS code: W280

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BA(Hons) Visual Effects for Film and TV

Film and Television

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w614 UCAS code: W614

BA(Hons) Film and Television Production Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w601

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Contemporary Design Crafts BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass)

UCAS code: W601 BA(Hons) Film and Television Post-Production Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w602 UCAS code: W602

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UCAS code: W703

Fine Art

BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Jewellery)

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w701

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w100

UCAS code: W701

UCAS code: W100

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w703

BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Textiles) Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w702 UCAS code: W702

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Graphic Design & Illustration BA(Hons) Graphic Design Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w211 UCAS code: W211

BA(Hons) Interactive Media Design

BA(Hons) Illustration

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w285

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w221

UCAS code: W285

UCAS code: W221

BA(Hons) Digital Media Arts Website: go.herts.ac.uk/p390 UCAS code: P390


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Interior Architecture and Design

Music Technology

BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS code: W352

BSc(Hons) Music Technology Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w352

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w251 UCAS code: W251

BSc(Hons) Sound Design Technology Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w391

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Model Design

UCAS code: W391 BSc(Hons) Audio Recording and Production Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w374 UCAS code: W374

BA(Hons) Model Design (Character and Creative Effects) Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w452 UCAS code: W452

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UCAS code: W292

Music Industry Management

BA(Hons) Model Design (Special Effects)

BA(Hons) Music Industry Management

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w451

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/wn32

UCAS code: W451

UCAS code: WN32

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Music Composition & Technology

Photography

BSc (Hons) Music Composition and Technology

UCAS code: W641

BA(Hons) Model Design (Model Effects) Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w292

BA(Hons) Photography Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w641

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w300 UCAS code: W300 BSc(Hons) Music Composition and Tech. for Film and Games Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w392 UCAS code: W392 BSc(Hons) Songwriting and Music Production

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Product / Industrial Design

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w3T4

BA(Hons) Product Design

UCAS code: W3T4

Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w240 UCAS code: W240 BSc(Hons) Industrial Design Website: go.herts.ac.uk/w241 UCAS code: W241


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Animation // BA(Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling

// BA(Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media // BA(Hons) 3D Games Art and Design // BA(Hons) Visual Effects for Film and TV

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Graduates have won Oscars for their work on Inception and Gravity

Our innovative Animation programme is recognised as one of the Top 20 in the world. Working across 2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D Games Art and Visual Effects, our students exhibit extraordinary talent, supported by a firstclass lecturing team with years of experience in the industry.

Providing a frame rate of 360 frames per second, the eight Prime 41 cameras facilitate an accuracy of +/- 3mm which enables superior motion analysis. Our investment in technology allows our students to keep up-to-date with the techniques, skills and knowledge required in the industry.

Students have worked on live projects with high profile organisations and companies such as the BBC, The Mill, Red Vision, Framestore CFC and many others. Our graduates are employed by every major 3D company in the UK.

Our 3D Computer Animation & Modelling, 2D Animation & Character for Digital Media and 3D Games Art & Design awards are Creative Skillset accredited, ranking them among the best in the UK.

Students have access to our industry-standard facilities including our new Motion Capture studio, the same technology pioneered in James Cameron’s Avatar, which allows for up to 3 actors to be captured simultaneously.


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Contempora Design Craft // Glass & Ceramics // Jewellery // Textiles Learning through making is at the heart of this course, combining critical investigation with the development of practical skills. The course encourages you to develop intelligent, creative and responsive skills, whilst exploring relationships between function and expression, tradition and innovation, handmade and emerging technologies. The course encourages specialist and mixed media approaches in textiles, jewellery, ceramics and glass, which lead to innovative work in the application of form and the use of materials.


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Since winning the New Designers Absolut Vodka Award in 2012 and One Year On Award in 2013, graduate Harriet Riddell has been travelling the world with her sewing machine!


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Creative Media & Digital Cultures // BA(Hons) Digital Media Arts // BA(Hons) Interactive Media Design Our students thrive on the imaginative energies and technological opportunities of life in the twenty-first century. Skilled in a range of interactive, screen-based digital media arts, they will shape the emerging social, cultural and commercial contexts of the modern digital world, delivering content rich creative screen solutions.

Graduates from CMDC offer a range of expertise from future forecasting, interactive storytelling and augmented reality experiences to locative media, web-design, user experience research, mobile applications and games.


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Graduates employed by LG, Samsung, HTC and News Corp


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Fashion // BA(Hons) Fashion

// BA(Hons) Fashion and Fashion Business BA(Hons) Fashion is a creative commercial programme teaching contemporary design processes, manufacturing, brand awareness and promotion. The programme teaches different aspects of fashion design from creation (including traditional and avantgarde methods of 2D and 3D pattern-cutting, design development and manufacturing), through to successful promotion and retailing. In 2014, at our Graduate Fashion Show in Shoreditch, London, students showcased their work to a panel of industry guests including Ted Baker, Ally Capellino and Maria

Grachvogel. They were so impressed with the quality of work that many students were awarded placements or jobs on the night! The new BA(Hons) Fashion Business pathway (subject to approval) will produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to work on the business side of fashion in areas that include merchandising, buying, garment technology, quality assurance, sales, production, communications, sourcing and range planning.


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Students on placement with Ted Baker, River Island and French Connection

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Film & Television // BA(Hons) Film & Television Production

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Our graduates work closely with clients and industry throughout the course, giving them insight into what it takes to be successful in the worlds of film and television. They work professionally in both production and postproduction and are multi-skilled. Nearly all of our teaching staff continue to work within the industry, either as consultants to production companies or through working on film productions. Our industry contacts are second to none. Recently, movie giant Warner Bros. offered a £10,000 scholarship to student Amanda Gardner, as part of their Creative Talent Scheme. She also received a paid placement, business mentor and a series of masterclasses. At our annual Film & TV Visions Festival, student film ‘A Boy and His Dog’ picked up the ITV Award and has since reached over three million views on YouTube.

Students winning awards from the BBC, ITV, Sky, Warner Bros., Elstree Studios, Avid and the BFI

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Fine Art Students, staff and graduates regularly exhibit on an international scale


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The Fine Art programme ensures that all students graduate with both a specialist fine art practice and a high level of transferable skills, allowing them to work successfully as both practising artists and across the creative industries. A key feature of the course is the international level of debate, which is promoted by the staff team, all of whom are successful practising artists with both a national and international reputation. The Visual Arts Group is led by Professor Simeon Nelson, who has produced many major sculpture commissions, and is supported by performance and video artist Professor Marty St James, whose work can be seen in the National Portrait Gallery.


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Graphic Design & Illustration // BA(Hons) Graphic Design // BA(Hons) Illustration Our graduates are highly informed of what it takes to work in the industry. They have the right skills, attributes, attitude and commitment to be successful within the graphic design and illustration professions. This is supported by the many industrysponsored awards our students win and the high-profile jobs and placements that they receive. Graduating students have won the New Designers Virgin Atlantic Award for Graphic Design two years in a row, as well as multiple D&AD and ISTD successes. Nearly all of our teaching staff work as professional designers or illustrators and our industry contacts include some of the biggest design agencies in the UK, such as The Team, The Partners, Taxi Studio, Fitch and Big Active.


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65 national and international awards in the last 6 years


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Interior Architecture & Design We cultivate a learning environment to support independent, innovative and responsible designers with a thoughtful and imaginative approach to existing buildings and space-making. The course pursues a progressive and holistic teaching approach as we consider the design process as something non-linear or sequential (i.e. research first, design later). Students also have the

opportunity to work cross discipline with Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration, Fashion, Product Design and Industrial Design students. As part of our ongoing lecture series, seminal architects such as Sir Peter Cook, Eric Parry and Stephen Hodder (President of the Royal Institute of British Architects), regularly attract over 120 enthusiastic students and industry guests.


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Real-world projects with Jamie Oliver, Smirnoff and Arcola Theatre, London


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Model Desig // Model Effects

// Character & Creative Effects // Special Effects

Our unique combination of three inter-related Character & Creative Effects, Model Effects and Special Effects degrees makes us the leading programme of its kind. There is no other mechanical and physical special effects degree like it anywhere else in the world. We are the only programme of its kind to have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the creative industries. Last year, the majority of our second year students were given work experience on six major feature films (Avengers, Exodus, Macbeth, Peter Pan, Star Wars and Tarzan) at Leavesden, Pinewood, Shepperton and Twickenham studios. Exciting work

placements like these often act as a springboard into a job when students finish the course. Our graduates regularly work with leading figures such as Oscar-winner Chris Corbould and a host of other companies including Anarchy, Artem, Asylum, Berry Place, Crawley Creatures, Creatures Inc. Ltd, Darkside FX, Foster & Partners, Gerry Judah, Madame Tussauds, Merlin Studios, Seymour Powell, Pipers Models and Zone Creations.


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Music Composition & Technology // BSc(Hons) Music Composition & Technology // BSc(Hons) Music Composition & Technology for Film & Games // BSc(Hons) Songwriting & Music Production


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Our music composition graduates are encouraged to pursue their own creative ideas and extend their personal musical language. Our courses place an emphasis on the use of the latest technology, developing relevant compositional skills and the confidence needed to succeed in today’s music industry. Strong collaborative, interpersonal and transferable skills all form part of a graduate’s attributes. As part of the School of Creative Arts, our students work directly with filmmakers and other artists. Upon graduation many choose to work in the film industry or to study further at notable institutions such as the prestigious National Film and Television School. The creative implementation of technology is key to our philosophy, whether you are a songwriter or composer wishing to work in media.


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Real-world experience guaranteed

// BSc(Hons) Music Technology // BSc(Hons) Sound Design Technology // BSc(Hons) Audio Recording & Production

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Our Music Technology graduates benefit from having access to our amazing resources, state-of-the-art SSL studio and the very latest audio software. Our experienced staff and their knowledge of the industry allow our graduates to have the skills they need to be successful. We send all our second year students out on work experience to either a recording studio or record label. You will also be responsible for delivering a live music event in our superb

£38million entertainment venue, The Forum Hertfordshire. In addition to accessing our superb studios, in your final year you will have dedicated studio time in a top-class external facility, complete with engineer, to further hone your skills. We also have an array of guest speakers from mix engineers, to mastering engineers, music producers, to media consultants – many of whom have invited our students to shadow them on their own live projects.

In 2014, Phill Brown (recording engineer and producer) put on a series of masterclass sessions for our students. Phill has worked with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley in the past, to name a few.


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Music Indus Managemen

Our graduates are employed in every sector of the dynamic UK music industry and have won many prestigious industry awards including the Music Publisher’s Association Richard Toeman Prize. Our course is taught by outstanding recognised industry professionals and guest lecturers; it has unparalleled high-level music industry contacts and produces superior music industry

relevant research. We aim to find the best jobs in the music industry to suit each student and use the most current content and materials for teaching. The Music Industry Masterclass series brings in top names from the industry, including Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of The BPI; Korda Marshall, founder and CEO of Infectious Records; Tim Ingham, Editor of Music Week;

Stephen King, Chief International Officer at Believe Digital; and Tom Foster, Head of Licensing for Film and TV at Universal Music Publishing.


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stry nt Students working on strategy for Sony artists Foxes, George Ezra and Labyrinth “ Music lies right at the heart of a pivotal intersection between technology, innovation and culture, and the University of Hertfordshire has grasped this opportunity with both hands. Lives are enriched and forever changed by musical experiences and these so often begin on campus.” Benji Rogers — Founder and CEO, Pledgemusic


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Students on placement at the BBC, Magnum and St James’s Palace

Our graduates are able to work across a range of professions that include commercial work; client-led practices such as advertising, editorial and documentary photography; and personally-defined fine art photography. In addition, they graduate with a strong understanding of the related fields of employment such as production, picture editing, curating and gallery management. All of our photography staff have great industry links in the specialisms of advertising, fashion, editorial, photojournalism and fine art. Our students are coached on how to set up their own entrepreneurial business to become a freelancer and over 60% of our graduates are employed as freelance photographers.


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Product & Industrial Design // BA(Hons) Product Design // BSc(Hons) Industrial Design In this rapidly-changing world where new technologies are constantly emerging and users are becoming more demanding; product design has come to play an important role in the creative industries. We are proud to have given our students the opportunity to work with design teams at HCL, Xerox and Herman Miller and consultancies including London Associates and Sebastian Conran Associates.

As part of our ‘Design Talk’ series, Sebastian Conran outlined his strategy for gaining customer loyalty through brand. These highprofile talks allow students to look at both design processes and the responsibilities designers have to clients and consumers.


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Our graduates are working with Dyson, Samsung, Toshiba and Monitor Audio


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Postgraduate Studies

in Creative Arts

Our forward-thinking postgraduate courses are designed to develop the most relevant skills needed for a successful career in the Creative Industry. Our tutors are established artists and active researchers, as well as dedicated, supportive and knowledgeable teachers. We offer world-class facilities, providing students with the best workshops, studios and equipment in the industry.

Find our more at: go.herts.ac.uk/capg *Also available as Distance Learning

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MA Animation MA Applied Arts MA Art Therapy MA Contemporary Textiles MA Digital Media Arts MA Fashion MA Film and TV MA Fine Art MA Games Art MA Graphic Design* MA Illustration*

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MA Interactive Media MA Interior and Spatial Design MSc Music Composition for Film & Media MSc Music & Sound Technology (Audio Engineering) MSc Music & Sound Technology (Audio Programming) MA Photography MA Product Design MA Screen Cultures

Foundation Degree in Creative Enterprise The Foundation Degree in Creative Enterprise is designed to provide the essential skills, knowledge and understanding which enable students to enter employment or progress to honours top-up in a wide range of creative disciplines. The incorporation of a range of named awards into a single programme enables students to identify common and crosscutting themes within the creative and visual arts and to contextualise their chosen field. The creative enterprise programme places emphasis on personal development and employability within a chosen field and has been designed with considerable flexibility to allow students, particularly at level 5, to develop those areas which best suit their career aspirations.

By graduation, all students will have developed an individual approach to their subject and have confidence in their ability to succeed in gaining employment or continuing their education. The programme is designed to appeal to students who are school or college leavers and who have successfully completed a relevant level 3 qualification. This may be A level, National Diploma, or other suitable qualification and may include those who have achieved the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. It is also suitable for mature students who can demonstrate an appropriate portfolio of work.

Find our more at: go.herts.ac.uk/cafda

// 3D Design // Fashion and Textiles // Fine Art Practice // Graphic Design // Illustration // Media Production // Performing Arts // Photography


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What do I do next? You can find the UCAS course code for the creative arts course you would like to study on page 11 of this newspaper. If you are thinking of starting your course in 2015 you should get your application in by 15 January 2015. This will ensure you have time to visit your chosen universities and apply for student finance and accommodation. Please note: the application deadline for art and design courses will either be 15 January or 24 March. You can double-check this by looking up your course on the UCAS website.

Once you have registered through UCAS (at ucas.com), we will receive your application and you may be invited to an interview at the University of Hertfordshire. International Students If you are applying from outside of the UK, please visit go.herts.ac.uk/international for more information.

Don’t forget our institution code

HERTS H36 when you apply


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After applying, you may be asked to come in for an interview…

How to prepare Your Portfolio

Your Interview

Your portfolio should contain a well-presented selection of your work. We are particularly interested in the processes that you have undertaken, so please include work that shows the ‘journey’, not just your final pieces.

The interview is normally conducted by one or two members of staff and they will take it in turns to talk to each applicant individually about their work. The interview is your opportunity to explain your way of working and to highlight the strengths in your portfolio.

Within your portfolio we will be looking for worksheets, ideas sheets, storyboards and samples, as well as final pieces, sketchbooks and notebooks that document your visual interest and thinking.

We will ask you to talk about a selection of work from your portfolio and we will also seek to judge your aptitude though questioning your overall interest in the discipline, including exhibitions you may have visited or practitioners you admire. Remember that your portfolio has already been reviewed and, as such, we are looking to confirm our initial thoughts about your strengths and potential for the course.


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The Forum The University’s stunning £38m entertainment venue has an impressive reputation for great gigs, classic club nights and stylish socialising. The Forum has a large restaurant with a wide variety of food, cool café with Wi-Fi and a very convenient shop. With a wide range of club nights and live gigs, there is something for everyone at the Forum Hertfordshire. Choose the Balcony Bar for relaxing, the Main Room to party with a state of the art sound system and large stage, The Attic which plays host to live shows or smaller club nights or the funky Style Bar for some classy cocktails. The EleHouse pub is more down to earth, with hearty pub grub, a games lounge and a friendly atmosphere.

The heart of

Student life Students’ Union

Join the breakdancing society, go see a live band or meet for drinks after lectures. Your Student’s union is here to help you get the best out of University life. Societies, club nights, volunteering, finding a job or needing advice; the SU is here to help! Sometimes you wish your friends shared your love of astronomy, roller-skating and Kanye West, all in one. The SU runs a wide range of clubs and societies for you to meet people who share your passion, whether it’s chess or chocolate, films or faith, motorsport or midwifery. And if there’s no society for your particular interest, why not start your own?

However the SU isn’t just all studying and partying. They provide lots of volunteering opportunities as well as the SU fundraising initiative RaG! Not only will this give you that positive feeling that you’re contributing to society, but you’ll also be developing vital skills that will make your CV stand out. The Student Union represent all students to make their voices heard. You’ll have the chance to become a student rep or elected Officer. You can also get involved in media; through writing, editing, photography or broadcasting. Any issues on accommodation, money, can also all be made easier by a cup of tea and someone to help.


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The best of both worlds An historic Art School with all the benefits of a University Your new Home Our Creative Arts courses are all based on the College Lane Campus, home to our brand new student accomodation; it is the perfect location to live. 2,500 new bedrooms were recently built, including huge common rooms with informal learning and social spaces for students to relax and make friends.


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Arts on campus The University has a lively arts scene with our very own theatre and galleries drawing in fantastic productions and creations from all over the world. The ÂŁ3million state-of-the-art Weston Auditorium on the de Havilland Campus has welcomed internationally acclaimed performers from across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Japan and Africa. We also organise art, craft and design exhibitions at our Art & Design Gallery, which is the best in the region. As well as Margaret Harvey Gallery based in St Albans, where both showcase renowned artists, events and student exhibitions.

Sports Village Whether you’re a complete beginner or a serious competitor, getting active and playing sport is a great way of keeping fit and making new friends. Our £15m Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus has some of the finest university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country with a twelve metre high climbing wall, huge eight lane swimming pool and state of the art 110 station gym. As part of the ongoing campus developments we also have a brand new second gym, floodlit 3G pitch and tennis, basketball and netball courts on the College Lane Campus.


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Upcoming Open Days 21 March 2015 6 June 2015

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Come along and meet us!

Register at go.herts.ac.uk/opendays The best way to find out everything you need to know about the School of Creative Arts and our amazing courses is to come and see us at one of our Open Days! You’ll be blown away by our incredible facilities, expert tutors and stunning redeveloped campus. You’ll meet students and staff, tour the University, be treated to the best of our students’ work and have all of your questions answered!

Join us online

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