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HEADLINES

ISSUE 7:

15/16 IN REVIEW


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INTRODUCTION

IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU KNOW…

IT’S WHO YOU KNOW! Welcome to the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. The School thrives through an effective community of students and tutors working together with our extensive network of industry contacts and graduates. Our programme of teaching, school-wide talks, projects and events are based in a cluster of buildings surrounded by trees and sculptures at the corner of the College Lane campus. Each day, students experience the friendly atmosphere which has its own coffee bar, art shop, art gallery and Student Office surrounded by studios, digital suites and technical workshops, giving them the advantage of being focused in a small area with its own community, but also of having full access to the whole of the campus, including the 24 hour library facilities, students’ union, accommodation and sports facilities. All our courses are designed to give our students opportunities to develop their creativity, skills and enterprise; these combine over the period of study to enable them to succeed in employment and make other contributions to culture and society after graduation. What do we mean by ‘it’s not just what you know, it’s who you know’? Of course, our students acquire knowledge about their subject, its materials and technologies: the specifics of the subject in depth and the current and future uses of the discipline remain at the heart of our teaching. Our team of more than seventy teaching staff is assisted by a wide range of industry professionals and visiting lecturers who take special interest in students’ and graduates’ development and career.

We provide dozens of opportunities for our students to meet and learn from professionals in the industry: from live projects with local and international companies, to work placements, to our extensive range of guest lectures and public events, all open and accessible to all students and the public, we are at the heart of a community of students, tutors, researchers and professionals, all of whom nurture growth as an artist or practitioner, and students’ future success in their chosen field.

Our technical staff are second-to-none in their expertise and experience within their respective fields, many of them are artists and practitioners in their own right. The skills, knowledge and expertise our students develop in their time here is among the best in the world.

So many jobs and projects these days involve collaborations across disciplines – for example architects working with artists; composers working with animators; fashion designers working with photographers; and model designers working with VFX artists. Students and staff alike are encouraged to explore other disciplines, and to work across disciplines on assignments, research projects, and independent projects.

But success is not only based on what we know: who we know, and how well we understand the industry and its people are essential markers of success in all fields, but especially in the Creative Arts. That is why, adding to students’ knowledge of their discipline, we enable and encourage them to get connected through developing a network of people during their study. This means other students on the course and other courses, tutors and researchers, and people working in the creative companies which are so dense in the south-east of the UK.

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VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES This newspaper gives an overview of the activities of the School of Creative Arts, its students, staff and graduates in the 2015/16 academic year. Although we can’t include everything, we hope it will serve as a taster of our vibrant, creative and constantly evolving School.

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For a full list of all of our courses, please see page 91.

Judy Glasman, Dean of School

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ARCHITECTURE

AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT LAUNCHES NEW COURSE

Seminal British architect Sir Peter Cook visited the School of Creative Arts in November 2015 to launch the new BA(Hons) Architecture degree at the Hertfordshire Association of Architects Annual Lecture.

“Secondly, our industry partners have indicated that there is a huge demand for students who have recently graduated and are able to work from day one. Examples of this are students who are up to date with the latest software and the latest regulations.”

The new course will act as the primary building block for students who are working towards becoming fully qualified architects. Under the guidance of course leader Dr. Silvio Carta and his staff, new students can expect to be taught the fundamentals of architecture, whilst using the latest in software and resources.

In order for a student to become a fully qualified architect, they will usually undertake seven years of study. This is due to the profession involving a lot of training, as the individual is often legally accountable for all the work they do.

“We have seen a large demand to offer a degree in architecture from our geographic area. You have to imagine we don’t have architecture courses in our county, and so it’s our job to cover that gap,” explains Dr. Carta.

“There is a regulatory, professional body behind all the work we do as architects. We are working with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in order to validate our and structure our course with their approval and guidelines, in order to give our students a head start in the architecture industry,” shares Dr. Carta.

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With excellent transport links to London, students who study architecture at the University of Hertfordshire will have the benefit of having a city rich in design and culture only 20 minutes away by train. Along with local spots such as St. Albans and Welwyn Garden City, architecture students at the University of Hertfordshire will have the opportunity to sample various types of building design that professors stress will only assist them in their learning. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/K100

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PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

TEH DESIGNS HANDHELD WASHING MACHINE

An award-winning international design student has produced a brand new product for the market – a portable washing machine – which he says could transform the white goods market. Teh Zi Chew is a 24-year-old Product Design student from Malaysia. His design Washdy is a portable washing machine that can clean clothes at any time using the power of ultrasonic and negative ions to remove dirt particles from clothing without damaging them. As an active student he was fed up of constantly washing his clothes and having to wait to build up a full load. “This is not only a new solution for cleaning clothes but Washdy is designed to be seen. People hide their large white goods in utility rooms and I wanted to create something that was practical but also aesthetically pleasing” said Teh, who graduated in 2015. Washdy works by putting your clothing into a separate pod and then feeding this into the washing device. It cleans garments by immersing them in a tank of water flooded with high frequency sound waves. And these non-audible

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sound waves create a scrubbing brush action within the fluid. Washdy’s small water tank holds four litres and a washing cycle takes 30-45 minutes. “Life is a journey of exploring and I believe design is one of the philosophies that can enhance the experience of life. I am very grateful that I have been able to come and study in the UK and for the invaluable experience that the University of Hertfordshire has given me. I know it will make me a more successful designer in the future” he added. The Product Design Programme investigates the cultural, technical and commercial factors which influence the development of innovative new products, and it introduces the creative and professional strategies which underpin design.

“This is not only a new solution for cleaning clothes but Washdy is designed to be seen. People hide their large white goods in utility rooms and I wanted to create something that was practical but also aesthetically pleasing” FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/W240

Programme Leader, Richard Adams, said: “I am so proud of Teh’s work and his unique design. He is a really great example of how the University fosters its students to be experimental, explore and challenge their design ideas to push the boundaries on traditional design.”

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MODEL DESIGN

BRETT WORKS UP A FIRESTORM Model Design student Brett Ellis recently secured his dream work experience on new show Firestorm. As part of his second year work, Brett was tasked with replicating a model working from plans. As a lifelong fan of Gerry Anderson, known for his work on Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, he chose ‘The Mole’, a vehicle for drilling underground that featured in Thunderbirds. Tutors on Brett’s course then offered him the chance to work with Gerry’s son Jamie Anderson on Firestorm, a new show based on one of Gerry’s last concepts. Firestorm will be made in Ultramarionation, a unique technique similar to that used in Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. The term refers to filming using miniatures, practical effects and string-less puppets. Brett was one of six students who helped build sets which will be used in the pilot episode. He said: “It was very inspiring being able to work with lots of enthusiastic and talented professionals on this new project. If the show gets made into a full series following the pilot episode, I really hope to be asked back to work on it. I couldn’t believe my luck at being part of this amazing experience.”

FINE ART

GRADUATES HEADING TO THE RCA

The School’s Fine Art programme recently celebrated the success of two final year students who have been offered places at the prestigious Royal College of Art. Jan Agha has secured a place for Painting at postgraduate level, whilst Robin Gosling has secured a place for Sculpture. Michael Wright, Programme Leader for Fine Art, said: “Fine Art at our School of Creative Arts has a great reputation for placing students in postgraduate programmes in London and other major national visual arts programmes, with students going on to study at institutions including the Slade, Goldsmiths, Camberwell and Newcastle. We’d like to say a big congratulations to Jan and Robin and wish them the best of luck with their studies”.

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ANIMATION

HERTS IS UK’S #1 FOR ANIMATION

2015 was another incredible year for Hertfordshire’s Animation students, who were shortlisted for a host of awards for their fantastic work. Shortlisted students at the CG Student Awards included Connor Sheehan and Marcel Petras who were shortlisted for the Next Gen Gaming Student of the Year Award; Zakia Abdullah, Aaron Blows, Leo Goldsmith and Rebecca Holdak, who were shortlisted for the Game of the Year Award, and Joshua Thornhill, who was shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award. Hertfordshire was the only University in the UK to have students shortlisted for the Game of the Year and People’s Choice categories, whilst the University as a whole was voted the best place in the UK and 12th best place in the world to study animation in the Autodesk Awards for School of the Year. A student film called Handsome was also shortlisted at Kinofest International Digital Film Festival 2015, whilst Jipello and the Armoured Pig won Online Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Animation at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA).

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“Attending Hertfordshire was a fantastic move for my career. I was able to really find what I am most passionate about by exploring different aspects of Game Design. Combined with the tutorship and advice from the lecturers I was able to hone my skills to be employed right out of Uni doing exactly what I want to do.” Connor Sheehan BA(Hons) 3D Games Art & Design

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

CREATIVE ARTS STAFF NOMINATED FOR 5 VICECHANCELLOR’S AWARDS Across the University, individuals and teams put an enormous amount of effort into realising its values, mission and strategy. For staff of all levels across the University, the ViceChancellor’s Awards (VCAs) acknowledges those who embody these values, the credibility and integrity of their work and their working relationships. This year, the School of Creative Arts is proud to have five staff members nominated for a wide range of awards for their hard work and dedication to the School. The nominees for Creative Arts are:

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Tricia Bryan, nominated for Excellence in Community and Partners Lyndsay Duthie, nominated for Excellence in Education Dr Shaun Borstrock, nominated for Excellence in International Engagement Kim Akass, nominated for Excellence in Research Laith Shewayish, nominated for Excellence in Student Support

This comes following last year’s VCAs, where Creative Arts staff brought home two awards. Lyndsay Duthie, Andrew Parker, Lucy Brown, Kim Walden, Kim Akass, Dominic Fitzgerald, Howard Berry of Film and Television won an award for Excellence in Engagement with Business, Industry and the Professions, whilst Matthew Welch was highly commended in the Outstanding Service in Support of Students (Non-Teaching) category. ACCESS OUR EXPERTISE: UHCREATIVES@HERTS.AC.UK

RESEARCH

SIMEON NELSON WINS WELLCOME TRUST LARGE ARTS AWARD FOR ‘COSMOSCOPE’ Professor Simeon Lockhart Nelson of the School of Creative Arts has been awarded a £150,000 award from Wellcome Trust in partnership with London-based cultural agency Artichoke to produce a monumental sound and light sculpture, Cosmoscope, to be the centrepiece of the Durham Lumiere festival in 2017. The unique sculpture will be researched in collaboration with psychologist Monia Brizzi, the Centre for Biomedical Imaging, UCL, The Ogden Centre for fundamental physics, Durham and the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford. It will be produced in collaboration with Artichoke, composer Rob Godman and software designer Nick Rothwell. Cosmoscope will be a monumental sculptural pavilion that projects animated imagery and sound in loops of patterns in perpetual evolution onto landmark buildings.

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Taking its inspiration from growth patterns in nature and optical instruments, it draws on our ability to look into the invisible - from the infinitesimal to the infinite. It will use the language of maps to explain our place in the universe. It looks at the cell as a unit of life within a wider context through questions such as: How does the molecular physics of the cytoplasm affect the biology of the cell? How is the human body and psyche affected by the cosmos? How has plate tectonics affected the development of life on earth? How is earth and its life affected by our cosmic neighbours? Cosmoscope will be based partly on Simeon’s piece Horns of the Dilemma (2015), pictured above. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SIMEON’S WORK: SIMEON-NELSON.COM

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FILM & TELEVISION

HOLLYWOOD GREATS HONOURED AT DEDICATION EVENT The red carpet was rolled out for a celebration of two film legends at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts.

Brit to direct a Harry Potter film with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire said: “It’s such a blast to be here with Walter Murch, it’s just amazing”.

BAFTA award winning director Mike Newell, and Academy Award winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch, were the guests of honour.

Mike then went on to compare his humble beginnings working within the broadcasting industry, to the potential futures of those who will use the new post-production lab.

The pair were immortalised on campus through two new studios: The Mike Newell Soundstage and Walter Murch Post-Production Lab.

Walter Murch, who used his talents in sound design and picture editing when collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola on films such as Apocalypse Now and The Godfather II & III said: “It’s fantastic to be here in Hertfordshire, where two very important turning points in my career happened. I edited for a friend, Zinneman in 1976/77 on the film Julia and that was the first time I had ever worked not only outside of the United States, but outside my close group of friends.

The evening included presentations and show reels on the careers of Mike Newell and Walter Murch, followed by speeches by the honoured guests. St Albans man Mike Newell, who directed the critically acclaimed Four Weddings and a Funeral and was the first

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“To return (to Hertfordshire) 10 years later to direct Return to Oz, which is based on books that had been tremendously important to me as a child growing up, was also a turning point in my life. So I’m happy to be here now, whilst celebrating the 50th year since I’ve been working in motion picture.” Dean of the School of Creative Arts, Judy Glasman, who attended the December 2015 event, said: “It’s a fantastic occasion to have two pillars of the film world here. “To have people of this stature working with us and having these newly refurbished spaces to be permanently attached to them, it’s great, not only for the School but for the students. “We are very honoured and it gives the students good role models as they develop their own work and careers.”

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POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

STUDENTS SELECTED FOR CANNES

FASHION

HIGH STREET STORE HELPS LILY FASHION HER F UTURE Fashion student Lily Windsor has been awarded a £2,000 bursary from popular high street store Clarks to help with her final year collection. Lily applied for the bursary from the well-known shoe shop with a 500 word statement detailing how she intended to use the money on her project. Clarks liked Lily’s ideas, and awarded her the Fashion and Footwear Bursary to help make her sketches a reality. Lily plans to use the money to buy luxurious fabrics and unique finishes for her garments such as custom printed linings, and will also purchase six pairs of Clarks Desert Boots to accessorise her collection with. She said: “My lecturers, Tony and Jayne, have been very supportive, not only helping me to develop my collection but also teaching me new skills and encouraging me to be experimental and push boundaries. With this bursary and their knowledge, I’m looking forward to creating something that will make my collection stand out and help me on my way to getting a job in the fashion industry when I have finished my studies.” FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/W230

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The Idea Thief, a film directed by postgraduate students, Dani Alava and Juan Lozano, has been selected in the Short Film Corner of Festival de Cannes 2016, one of the most prestigious short film markets in the world. In the belief that animation is a perfect medium to explore visual metaphors, Dani and Juan used the classic analogy of ‘ideas equal light bulbs’. The film portrays the story of a burglar who possesses an unusual pair of goggles which allows him to see other people’s ideas floating in their heads. He steals these ideas for his own benefit but his misdeeds end when he encounters a special child with a powerful and mysterious idea. “We are delighted that The Idea Thief has been selected in the Short Film Corner of Festival de Cannes. The film is a presentation of a concept where you can see inside people's minds and manipulate ideas. As such it is open to several interpretations. It was the final project of mine and Juan’s MA in Animation at the University of Hertfordshire”, said Dani. “Our collaboration on this assignment demonstrated how diverse backgrounds can come together to create a winning team. It also enabled us to show our strengths - whilst the original idea was mine, Juan helped me to develop it and create the characters as well as some of the visual references which form the basis of the film.

With help and support from our tutors, we learnt all the animation workflows and are delighted with the final outcome”, continued Dani. “The Idea Thief is exactly the sort of innovative project which we encourage our Masters’ students to produce. We are very proud that the quality of our graduates is increasingly being recognised internationally and that our focus on creativity and interdisciplinary working is helping postgraduate students from the School of Creative Arts to stand out and get noticed,” commented Dr Ian Willcock, Programme Leader, Postgraduate Media. The Idea Thief also received the 1st Jury Award in the Animation Category at the Sand Dune International Short Film Festival 2014 in India, as well as being shown at festivals in the USA, Spain and Pakistan.

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ANIMATION / MODEL DESIGN

GRADS SECURE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD JOBS ON STAR WARS Global blockbuster and all-round record setter Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has not only been a success for Hollywood, but also for two Visual Effects for Film and Television graduates. Miguel Santana da Silva and Josh Thornhill both worked on the post-production side of the film at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM); Miguel as a compositor and Josh as a runner and Animation Technical Director (TD). Miguel said: “When I bunked off school to make lightsabers with After Effects ten years ago, I never would have thought this is where I’d be now. It’s so easy to be cynical about the reality of this industry, but we were all kids with a love of movie magic, and in this case, a dream came true. It’s everything I hoped it would be. I’m so glad that of all films, this is the one to reignite my love for what I do.” Prior to working on Star Wars, Miguel worked as a compositor on a range of films such as Skyfall, Man of Steel and Guardians of the Galaxy, and also won a selection of awards at international film festivals for his short student film entitled Still Falls the Rain, which was made during his studies at Hertfordshire.

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Miguel added: “Studying VFX at Hertfordshire was a great help to me, without a doubt. Our practical lectures were incredibly useful in helping us understand certain tools and concepts, but the most useful aspect of the course is just how much time it gives you to individually develop the skills you’re most interested in.” Classmate Josh was delighted to be asked to work for ILM. He said: “The opportunities that have been presented to be during my time here have been outstanding - I’ve already worked on big name films such as Spectre and the new Star Wars movie. My time at Herts was very helpful in preparing me for the role. The course taught me everything I needed to secure my position at ILM, and I really want to thank the lecturers who gave me the right information and the tools that I use every day.” Prior to our Visual Effects graduates’ postproduction work, graduates from our Model Design courses worked on character design and props for the film, and will continue to work on both the saga and stand-alone anthology films in the future.

“Studying VFX at Hertfordshire was a great help to me, without a doubt. Our practical lectures were incredibly useful in helping us understand certain tools and concepts, but the most useful aspect of the course is just how much time it gives you to individually develop the skills you’re most interested in.” SHOWREELS: JOSHUATHORNHILL.CO.UK MIGUELSANTANA.NET

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MA GRAPHIC DESIGN / MA ILLUSTRATION

ONLINE STUDENTS DESIGN THEIR F UTURES Graduates from our Online MA Graphic Design and Illustration courses are making a mark in their fields with recent successes. Eimearjean McCormack, who studied Graphic Design, recently had some of her work shown at exhibitions in the UK and even as far afield as China. The exhibitions, entitled No Time for Hysteria, Halftone and Impress, covered a range of topics, from printmaking in the postprint age to critical thinking around photography and the visual arts. MA Illustration student Jane Griffiths Jones recently published a beautiful bilingual book entitled Peta’s Magic (or Swyn Peta in Welsh). Published by Gomer Press, Jane wrote and illustrated the most recent addition to the popular Peta Penguin series from her home in Llanddaniel, Anglesey. The story follows Peta Penguin, who discovers a magic secret in the Antarctic one night when he can’t sleep. The book is the third in the series, following 2012’s Peta Penguin and 2013’s Peta Gets Lost, both of which have been bestsellers for Welsh and English readers. EIMEARJEANMCCORMACK.COM JANEGRIFFITHS-JONESART.COM

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TEAM RECOGNISED FOR INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT The Film & Television teaching team won the Vice– Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Engagement with Business, Industry and Professions in 2015. The Film and Television course is continuing to grow its links with industry and build relationships with professional contacts in order to maximise student experience and employability.

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Professional guest speakers have included BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) Ofcom, British Film Institute (BFI) and BAFTA award winning directors, producers and actors. Links have also been formed at Warner Bros Studios to form long-term employability opportunities, as well as a £10,000 scholarship programme for students.

The FTV team were placed top amongst all disciplines in the Creative Arts department for an outstanding DHLE report, which showed 90% of all students engaged in placements with top companies and broadcasters such as BBC, ITV and Shepperton Studios.

The course’s first overseas learning opportunity has been organised – students will attend the Cannes International Film Festival, with plans to go to Berlin for next year. The team have engaged with overseas collaborations, meeting with partner institutions in San Diego, LA and Sydney to develop exciting links to ensure the course is relevant not only in the UK, but internationally.

The course has worked with more than 80 employers over the last year, with 87 students benefitting from 12 inhouse corporate projects with employers including BMW, Grand Chappel Music, Britvic and Monarch.

Programme Leader, Lyndsay Duthie, said: “Through all of the profile building activities, applications are up threefold with over 700 applications for the course, which can only recruit 56 students - a nice problem to have!”

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RTS AWARD WIN FOR SCI-FI FILM A team of Film & Television students have won The Craft Excellence Award at the annual Royal Television Society Student Awards in 2016.

to deliver high quality industry standard films and programmes. We are incredibly proud of these films and all of our students.”

The winners - Jack Thornton, Thomas Metcalf, Amin El-Bekry, and Sam Rayner – were presented with an award for best sound for their entry, titled 322. The film, a science fiction thriller which tells the futuristic story of two captive workers who make a dangerous bid for freedom, was also selected for screening at the prestigious SciFi London film festival earlier this year.

Tom Metcalf, one of the award winners and the producer of 322 added:

The award, organised by The Royal Television Society London Centre, recognises the best in student talent across the region. It was hosted by television news and sports reporter Ore Oduba. This is the second year the University’s Film and TV students have taken home this much-coveted award, having won the prize for Best Drama in 2015, and the third year they have been nominated. Lyndsay Duthie, Programme Leader from the University’s School of Creative Arts said “To be a contender for an award for the third year in a row is a testament to the students’ commitment and the staff team’s dedication

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“We are so honoured to have received the RTS Student Television Award for Best Sound Design. The production of 322 has definitely been the most challenging filming experience I have undertaken and I am so proud of the finished product. We raised £2,500 through our Kickstarter, therefore a lot of the thanks goes to everyone who funded and backed 322 from the beginning.” The winning team also included: Karen Stone, Eirik Matias Bøe, Silje Dragsten Theodorsen and Michael Papadakis. Liyana van der Sijp, Sarah Drage, Ulrik Lyng and Morgan Cooke also from the University of Hertfordshire were shortlisted in the Comedy and Entertainment category for their entry That’s Not Me.

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COMMUNITY

BABS HAS CHARITY WORK COMMITTING DOWN TO A RANDOM ACT A FINE ART

FILM & TELEVISION

Film and TV students have been engaging with a short film programme funded by the Arts Council in partnership with Channel 4’s Random Acts series.

Jo Nolan, from creative development agency Screen South, visited the School of Creative Arts to launch the initiative, which encourages young filmmakers to devise and develop “bold, innovative and creative ideas for short films” - the very best of which will be shown on Channel 4. Professor Peter Richardson, Academic Group Leader for Screen programmes at the University, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for our students to get their films in front of a large audience, both on broadcast television and online. With significant budgets and professional support on offer, it will allow our filmmakers to create some truly inventive work.”

Barbara Lander recently raised over £3,000 for charity with a private art auction in the University’s Gallery. Barbara’s auction was supported by the School of Creative Arts, and showcased an impressive collection of ceramic, metal and glass sculpture work, as well as some patchwork pieces. Barbara, who splits her time between her technical role and working in the School’s Art Shop, said: “I had a lot of leftover material and I wanted to do something good with it, so I used it to create pieces to auction for charity. I chose the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted and Oxfam’s Nepal Appeal, because both charities do fantastic

work to help those in need, both locally and worldwide. With the help of University staff and local people, we managed to raise a sum of £3,119 which I know will help both charities continue their excellent work”.

RESEARCH

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WARNER BROS. AWARD £20,000 TO FILM STUDENTS For the third year running, students from Film & TV have been offered places on Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scheme, which gives students £10,000 towards filmmaking and access to facilities and mentoring. This year, our candidates were so good that Warner Bros. awarded Hertfordshire two scholarships, going to Ellie Rawlings and Jon Champion.

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TVAD WELCOMES MELBOURNE-BASED RESEARCHER The Theorising Visual Art and Design (TVAD) Research Group has welcomed Dr Daniel J. Huppatz as Visiting Researcher for 2015/16. Dr Huppatz is Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, where he lectures in design and architectural theory and history and a founding member of the Design History Australia Research Network, DHARN. While at Hertfordshire, he gave a whirlwind tour of the art scene in Melbourne and an account of editing his fourvolume collection Design: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury 2016). During his 3-week visit Dr Huppatz gave insight into his new book Modern Asian Design within an active programme of events for students and staff.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

MUSIC TO OUR EARS

INDUSTRY INSIDER JOINS TEAM Below: Precious. Courtesy of Icon UK. With thanks to Sophie Scott.

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Chris Chandler recently joined the University as Programme Leader for Film and Television at postgraduate level in the School of Creative Arts. Before joining the team, he spent seven years as an independent researcher and consultant working with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector media and arts organisations. Clients included the British Film Institute (BFI), BAFTA, Creative England and 104 Films. His work focused on the development of strategy, business planning and operational delivery. Consultancy and research projects included the publication of a major report for the UK Film Council into low and micro-budget feature film in the UK, and a ground-breaking study for the BFI entitled Opening our eyes – how film contributes to the culture of the UK. Chris was closely involved with the early development of the UK Film Council. He was one of the initial core staff group, and as Head of UK Partnerships managed relationships with organisations including regional and national screen agencies and First Light (now Into Film), a film education charity for children and young people. He also played a leading role within the Film Council on the creation of strategies for nations and regions, diversity, film heritage, film education and audience development. Prior to this he was one of the BFI Production Board’s commissioning executives, as well as several years as part of the BFI Regional Development team. After leaving the University of Kent with a degree in English and American Literature, Chris became a theatre technician and lighting designer (he counts six months operating a follow-spot eight shows a week on the West End production of Evita as both the high and low point of this part of his career - he still occasionally finds himself singing Don’t Cry for Me Argentina in his sleep). Now a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, Chris is Programme Leader for MA Film and Television Production. He is also responsible for elements of the film and television BA programme which relate to employability, business awareness, professional development and industry links with the film sector.

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The University of Hertfordshire has received the prestigious Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) Accreditation for three of its courses - BSc (Hons) Music Technology, BSc (Hons) Sound Design Technology and BSc (Hons) Audio Recording and Production. The assessors found these courses to be highly relevant to current industry practice, applauding them for offering a practical blend of vocational and academic rigour giving students all the valuable aspects of the University experience. The students’ enthusiasm for learning and their relationship with the staff also impressed the assessors. The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire was commended for the insightful structure of these courses and how they integrate with each other, in particular the flexibility that the structure provides to the students in their learning and development. The emphasis on industrial placement options and how these are supported were also praised. Staff were congratulated on how they work together to ensure the smooth delivery of the three courses including their approach to assessment, marking and feedback to students. The University’s expertly maintained and administered facilities were no exception, also receiving much commendation from the assessors on the level of investment.

The Accreditation period is granted from March 2016 to February 2019 inclusive. Students graduating in the years 2016 to 2019 will have completed a JAMES Accredited course. “JAMES is a consortium of exceptionally skilled industry professionals and organisations. I’m delighted that they have accredited our Music Technology, Sound Design Technology and Audio Recording & Production degrees at the University. A number of employers only employ graduates from JAMES accredited courses. This accreditation therefore indicates to them that a very high standard of knowledge and expertise can be expected from a prospective employee who has completed one of our courses”, commented Alex Baxter, Programme Leader, School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. David Ward, Executive Director at JAMES said: “We are so happy that the University of Hertfordshire has joined our exclusive family of Accredited Courses. Historically it has offered some of the very best courses for the Creative Industries. Our expert industry assessors were highly complimentary about this suite of courses and found them highly relevant to current industry practice. We look forward to accrediting more courses in the School of Creative Arts”.

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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Second year Creative Media & Digital Cultures student Sam Sampson has developed an interactive biography of Jimi Hendrix, where users are asked to physically take control of a guitar in order to play through a series of digital images representative of Hendrix’s life. Sam says: “It represents the fact that Jimi Hendrix is still such a big part of the music industry and culture in general, that even though he’s gone, his music and legacy will live through those reproducing his sound and style”. The process works through converting an audio signal created by users on the guitar, to an electronic signal. This signal dictates the ‘live events’ – the projected visuals spanning Hendrix’s career. Sam continued: “This is the first time I’ve done any physical computing, so it’s pretty exciting stuff. It’s definitely something I want to go into, so I’m already thinking about my final major project. A lot of my classmates made games for this self-directed project, but I wanted to take the rare opportunity to be around people (my tutors) who are so specialized in physical computing, who can guide me along – to make the most of their expertise”.

the user input and the background audio, so it’s like you and Hendrix are exploring his work together”. Elsewhere on the course, students have collaborated on live briefs with Absolut Vodka and Cassiobury Park while others are undertaking interships with companies such as The Wasserman Group. Final year students have been working with local business owners, helping them to take their enterprises to the next level. A number of students are working with business owners to develop complete digital solutions, including new websites, online booking systems and digital marketing material, that will allow them to compete with big retailers. Other students have decided to work on a broad range of mobile applications, from an app that can help you monitor your sugar level intake, to casual games such as one that pits you against your friends in a tidying up competition! Tutors on the course have also been keeping busy with international research recognition on subjects such as wearable computing and digital jewellery.

The School of Creative Arts Games and Visual Effects Research Lab (G+VERL) has secured a slice of €1.6million of EU funding as part of the Interreg (North Sea Region) Create Converge Project. The project aims to foster collaboration between visualisation and games technology experts and sectors from architecture to science. It will bring together partners from four countries in the North Sea Region, tapping into their wider networks to deliver on the promise of converging creative technologies (CCTs). Encompassing animation, visualisation, visual effects, virtual reality and games, these tools can be used to explore, interpret and present content and information. Beyond entertainment, they offer applications for all kinds of sectors and markets – medicine, architecture, education and training, service delivery and marketing. Working alongside the School of Creative Arts, partners include Nordmedia, Screen South, Abertay University, Subatomic, Media Evolution, Filmby Aarhus and VIA University College, Denmark. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT: D.TREE@HERTS.AC.UK

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UNBROKEN RECORD AT DESIGN AWARDS Graphic Design and Illustration students have extended the course’s impressive record of award wins. Yu-Chen Lin and Lilian Leung both won pencils at this 2016’s D&AD New Blood Awards, Rita Kirkenes was awarded a pass by the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers, whilst Aiden Moore has been shortlisted for the Batsford Illustration prize. These awards follow on from the successes of students in previous years. Last year, three Graphic Design students won awards at the prestigious graduate show New Designers. Ryan Panchal received the Pentland Award for his project entitled teacHER, which encouraged and promoted women to learn with and from one another. He was also shortlisted for the Student of the Year award. Pentland wanted to find someone who impressed them with material that took them somewhere new. The judges of the award chose Ryan for his creativity, explaining how he had “a very strong idea with a real difference, visually

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compelling and beautifully executed creative direction; a clever use of technology to physically generate the identity and engage the different audiences.” Tessa Noble won two awards at New Designers: the Sky Award and the Webb DeVlam Associate Prize. Sky were on the lookout for the best designer to spend a four week work placement with them. Tessa’s winning work was entitled Get Lucky and was an all-round marketing campaign developed for them based around menswear and underwear. The judges described the winning work as “simple and well executed. A well thought out, 360 degree campaign with lots of depth and great strategy.” Both Tessa and Ryan were also recipients of D&AD New Blood and YCN Award in 2015.

proud of the achievements of all of our talented students and in particular would like to congratulate the award winners, who were rightly identified as outstanding nationally. Our record haul of awards this year reflects the impressive quality of our Graphic Design and Illustration graduates. We hope that in a few years these young people will be among the movers and shakers in the creative industries.” Other 2015 award winners included Tomoko Monno: who won a D&AD New Blood wooden pencil for her film Listen to Kurosawa and Illustration student Roxana Radlescu to was Highly Commended at the Penguin Random House Design Award 2015.

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GEORGE RETURNS FROM AFRICAN ADVENTURE Second year Film and Television Production student George Nock returned to Hertfordshire this year after spending an amazing six weeks in Africa shooting films for a major sports charity. George was offered an internship as the official filmmaker for Buhbesi Pride, a charity that traverses Africa teaching children in underdeveloped regions rugby. Working in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, the charity aims to make a difference to children’s lives by uniting them through sport and breaking down prejudices. “This was my first travelling experience and because of this, it certainly won’t be the last,” explains George. “I enjoyed every minute of the journey. It was an amazing opportunity - I got to travel and see a beautiful part of the world while helping a charity and learning more about filmmaking.” George now hopes to encourage fellow Film and TV Production students to take this opportunity and make films in Africa in 2017.

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MUSIC MASTERS ELIGIBLE FOR BAFTA SCHOLARSHIP MSc Music Composition for Film and Media course has been chosen as only one of nine courses in this field that is eligible for a prestigious scholarship by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Worth up to £12,000, successful contenders would not only benefit financially, but would also receive an industry mentor and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. “We are delighted that applicants to our MSc in Music Composition for Film & Media course could be considered for such a respected and valued scholarship. If successful, the BAFTA scholarship would offer the candidate a springboard to a promising career in the film, television or gaming industry,” comments Dr Roberto Filoseta,

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Programme Leader for Postgraduate Music. “As one of only nine courses eligible in this field, it means that any student enrolling for the University’s MSc Music Composition for Film and Media course, regardless of whether or not they win a scholarship, are assured of an industry-focused programme of studies which will equip all students on the course with the most relevant skills in the current industry,” continued Dr Filoseta. The BAFTA Scholarship Programme supports talented British citizens in need of financial support, enabling them to study a practical course in film, television or games at post-graduate level.

The Interactive Design Institute has been successfully delivering recognised UK qualifications since 2005 and have enabled more than 500 students from 46 countries to develop their creative art skills, prepare for art college, or study towards a career in Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Product Design, Multimedia or Photography. “The Interactive Design Institute has enjoyed a fruitful, collaborative partnership with the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire since 2008. With the School’s support, encouragement and enthusiasm we provide academic excellence in art and design BA (Hons) degree courses through online distance learning.” Arlene Stewart, Director

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SIMONE NAMED FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Up-and-coming fashion designer Simone Hinds was named as Designer of the Year at the University of Hertfordshire’s Graduate Fashion Show in June 2015 for her outstanding final collection. Simone, 23, won the Ted Baker Award for Designer of the Year at the high-profile event, held at The Yard in Shoreditch, and has been offered a work placement at Ted Baker over the summer. Inspired by the African slave trade and drawing on both the Victorian and Elizabethan era, Simone’s stylish collection features narrow waistlines with volume above and below the waist. Simone said: “I’m thrilled to have won Designer of the Year at this year’s Graduate Fashion Show and delighted that my hard work has been recognised, particularly as all of the collections on show were so strong this year. Winning this is definitely the highlight of my degree.”

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Talking about her passion for design, Simone said, “my mum taught me to sew from the age of six – I have always been happiest when I’m sewing and designing, so there is no question that I wanted to pursue this for a degree and a career. I believe that if you really love something you should pursue it and follow your dreams; for me I really love fashion design.” Joanna Latarska won the Ally Capellino Award for Most Directional Collection. Designed in collaboration with Harris Tweed, Joanna has reinvented how tweed is approached and worn, introducing it to young generations. Alison Teare received the Maria Grachvogel Award for Most Innovative Pattern Cutting. Inspired by architecture, sculpture and organic shapes created by a dancer, Alison’s collection combines layering, soft drapery, loose fold and fluid lines to create a light and effortless style. She spent a year working with Preen and Richard Nicoll in her sandwich year.

Talented fashion graduates looking to launch their careers in the industry wowed the audience with a range of cutting-edge designs. The Graduate Fashion Show was a brilliant opportunity for students to network with industry and the 2015 event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the University’s popular BA(Hons) Fashion programme. Programme Leader and show coordinator, Tony Rosella, said: “This year’s Graduate Fashion Show was one of the strongest we’ve seen in our 10 year history, featuring some daring designs with strong themes. It truly showcased the amazing talents of our young designers, who we hope will go on to have long and successful careers in all areas of the fashion industry.” WATCH THE GRADUATE FASHION SHOW: VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES

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REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE IN EXCLUSIVE TV TALENT SCHEME The School of Creative Arts were once again proud partners on the Talent Network programme at the prestigious Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. As the most important date the television festival calendar, the event is where all key decision-makers converge. Three graduates were selected for the Network programme and enjoyed attending masterclasses and shooting programmes ranging from Casualty to Sky News. Josh Potter was one of these graduates. He said of the experience: “I still need to pinch myself to make sure it actually happened. It all started when the Network director, Campbell Glennie, came and gave a talk in one of our lectures. He painted a picture of one of the most tiring and jam-packed four days of your life – it sounded fantastic! I sent off my application, and after two months, I was invited to an assessment day at Discovery House. Amongst 50 other hopefuls, I worked on group tasks, pitched and had interviews to show what I could do. Two weeks later, I was in!

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I flew up on and saw the beginning of four days of experiences I will never forget, the highlight of this being working on an episode of Holby City with executive producer Oliver Kent, producer Jane Walbank, writer Jeff Povey, director Jermain Julien, and of course, the actresses Chizzy Akudolu and Niamh Walsh, to write, direct and edit a 5-6 minute episode in a total of 20 hours. The Network as a whole was intense and slightly stressful but an incredibly rewarding experience where I have made friends and connections that I will never forget.” Programme Leader Lyndsay Duthie says: “Being part of the Talent Network gives our students a great advantage to get their careers kick-started. The access to top industry personnel that the Talent Network brings is second to none. We are proud to be part of the initiative and to see our students succeed.” FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/W602

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INNOVATIONS IN 3D PRINTING If you want to see how 3D printing is changing the teaching of design at the University of Hertfordshire, there is no better demonstration than the world’s first ‘print out’ of a garden city. “It is a complete digital surface of the city, so everyone’s sheds, houses, trees, everything, is on that surface,” says landscape architect, Dr Paul Cureton, who is a Senior Lecturer in Design Software Skills at and a member of the 14-strong Digital Hack Lab. He used the School’s 3D printer to create a powder print of Welwyn Garden City, measuring a metre by a metre-and-ahalf. After a large investment, the University of Hertfordshire is one of few universities in the country to have a large three dimensional (3D) industrial printer. Academic Group Leader for Design, Dr Shaun Borstrock, says everyone in the School of Creative Arts can now pursue their own design interests and improve their students’ experience. “The primary objective is to ensure that all of our students, when they leave the school, are up to date with the latest industry-standard teaching, that they are confident in their abilities and that they understand that we, as tutors, are ahead of the game,” says Borstrock. For Cureton, the use of this technology is something that forms part of range of skills taught to students. He believes it is important to combine traditional techniques and methods with developing technologies in order to establish a relationship between the two. John Beaufoy is Senior Lecturer on the Product and Industrial Design degree and is also a member of the Digital Hack Lab. He is researching the potential of 3D printing in the home environment after observing a lot of quirky products with little function being made. His initial scepticism towards the 3D printer has changed with his research. “I thought, all this stuff is just plastic and it is just creating a lot of waste - a lot of novelty products. Half of the stuff looked like it should to be in a lucky bag that you get in a shop. It was all rubbish. It looked like Kinder Egg kind of objects. That doesn’t intrigue me in the slightest. In fact, it puts me off 3D printing.” Inspired to craft something that was functional and innovative using the 3D printer, John challenged himself to make something for the home. “I gave myself a project and my project was I am going to pretend I am a member of the general public. I want to experience what it is like to try and make a useful product in one day.”

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With a bulb, a socket and plug, Beaufoy created a table lamp within 11 hours. The idea behind his initiative is to excite people to be, what he has termed, ‘citizen designers’. John likens 3D printing to the birth of home computing and says that it is vital students are familiar with its possibilities. “The whole world of product design could change beyond recognition, because we could see the general public becoming more involved,” he says.

“I think it is hugely important that our designers not only have a good appreciation of 3D printing, but that they actually have expert knowledge of the possibilities, because they are going to need to be right at the forefront of this in the next ten to fifteen years. Some people refer to this as the next industrial revolution and quite rightly so.” John Beaufoy, Senior Lecturer

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The MODECLIX project is the latest leap forward for the fashion industry as the project has successfully developed 3D printed garments that are uniquely customisable and wearable. Shaun Borstrock, Associate Dean for Business and Innovation, is the architect behind the project, which has been created in collaboration with 3D specialist and designer Mark Bloomfield (electrobloom). Until now, more elaborate, sculptural couture 3D ‘prints’ have graced the catwalk for designers including Iris van Herpen, Chanel and Noa Raviv. One of the biggest challenges with 3D Printing technology to date has been how to make it wearable. This unique project addresses that challenge by ‘printing’ textiles that are flexible with movement that mimic traditional cloth. The complex design process involved in making these revolutionary garments represents a breakthrough for garment technology and 3D printing. The project focuses on an interpretation of weave, stitch and knit. The initial prototypes are 3D printed as pieces of textile that have enough movement to ensure that they are fluid and represent a ‘fabric’ that can be used to make a garment. Featuring eight dresses and two headpieces this collection is the first to make 3D concepts wearable and can be customised to any size and shape either before printing or after, by adjusting the intricate links to fit by hand. They can also be dyed in a spectrum of colours. MODECLIX is produced in the School of Creative Arts workshop on an industrial 3D printer, the EOS Formiga. A white nylon powder is fused together a layer at a time with a laser. The process is called selective laser sintering. The printing time varies depending on complexity; printing enough components to complete a complex dress could take 62 hours. The printed components are then cleaned, vibro finished and hand dyed. The garments are constructed using traditional techniques using a dressmaking stand to drape and form the pieces, linking panels together to create the final form.

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BAFTA WINNING SOUND EDITOR JOINS TEAM Adele Fletcher recently joined the Film and Television Production degree as a lecturer in the School of Creative Arts. Her role is focused on post production sound. Adele not only brings with her industry expertise but an enthusiasm to learning. She wants to inspire the students to a sonic world that will enhance every film they make. Adele is passionate about sound. She also works as a freelance sound editor in film and television and is involved in many other aspects of sound such as art installations, audio walks and radio interviews. After graduating with an MA in Sound Post Production from the NFTS in 2005 she began her career at Art4Noise, a boutique post production company in Soho. While working there she learnt to work under immense pressure to tight deadlines on high profile films. Following five successful years at Art4Noise, Adele went on to become a freelance Dialogue and ADR Editor, working in Berlin and London. She has gained over fifty film and television credits, working with directors such as

Anton Corbin, Terry Gilliam and Roger Michell. Adele enjoys working with actors and directors as much as with sound. To her, creativity is as important as technology and she cares about communicating the story as much as delivering the soundtrack. Adele has been invited to speak at an event at the British Film Institute this summer. Titled Breaking the Sound Barrier, this one-day event focuses on women’s role in the development and production of sound in Britain and Ireland as an integral part of the cinema and television experience.​The event takes place on the 18th June and is organised by the Women’s Film and TV History Network-UK/Ireland, in collaboration with BFI Southbank and supported by MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network. Adele is thrilled to be a part of the event which includes many well respected women who work in the sound industry.

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SECRETS AND SONGS Two album cover designs by Level 5 illustrators Holly Chambers and Charlotte Tisdale made it into the Secret 7” album cover exhibition this year. Secret 7” is an annual event where the organisers take 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style. The resulting 7” vinyls are then sold to raise money for a selected cause. This year’s event was in support of Amnesty International. From around the 7000 submissions received, only 700 make it into the final selection. Holly illustrated the Etta James track At Last (left), whilst Charlotte’s design (right) accompanied Jack Garratt’s Worry. VIEW THE FULL SELECTION AT SECRET-7.COM/GALLERY

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STUDENTS SECURE £4,000 BURSARIES TO SUPPORT FILM PROJECTS

Film & TV students are delighted to have won four bursaries worth a £1,000 each to support final year films. The bursaries are for Creative Skillset tick accredited courses and supported by Creative Skillset, British Film Institute (BFI) and the National Lottery. Winning students and their projects are: Kieran Dower (Two of a Kind), Freddie Frantos (A Place Called Havana), Tina Playle (What’s Next) and Daniel Francis (Lights Camera Urban!).

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INDUSTRY DEBATE FUTURE OF MUSIC October 2015 saw one of the regular fixtures of the University of Hertfordshire’s student induction week, The Future of Music debate, which took place at The Attic Bar at The Forum Hertfordshire. A showcase event for the School of Creative Arts’ Music Industry Management (MIM) course, this is the 5th successive year that The Future of Music debate has been held and, as always, it was full to capacity. The event was moderated by music industry veteran and MIM lecturer Andy Saunders and this year’s panellists were: Lohan Presencer - CEO of Ministry of Sound, Keith Blackhurst – Founder of Deconstruction Records and Malcolm Dunbar – President of PledgeMusic. The lively 90 minute debate covered such topics as the changing face of A&R, the role of major labels in the contemporary industry and the challenges and concerns surrounding digital music streaming, to name but a few. Questions from the floor were, as always, incisive and intelligent and all the panellists remarked on the quality of the enquiries. Andy Saunders said: “Once again The Future of Music proved to be a fascinating and invaluable insight into the modern music business. Our guest speakers participated in a robust debate, which covered a number of important topics and which provided students with clarity on some

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Lohan Presencer said: “I always enjoy coming to the University of Hertfordshire. There is always great energy on campus, the students are fully engaged and they ask great questions.” The Future of Music debate is just one event in the School of Creative Arts’ high-profile Exchange Events lecture series, with speakers representing all areas of the creative industries. Previous guests have included design gurus Jonathan Barnbrook and Sebastian Conran, influential film-makers and animators the Brothers Quay and Tim Ingham, Editor of Music Week. WATCH SNIPPETS FROM THE DEBATE AT VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES

“I always enjoy coming to the University of Hertfordshire. There is always great energy on campus, the students are fully engaged and they ask great questions.”

The British Higher School of Art and Design was established in 2003 in Moscow to teach and train students according to the highest international standards. Since then the School has gained a reputation as the most important educational centre in Russia within the spheres of Art and Design. BHSAD works in close partnership with the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and offers franchised degrees from the School of Creative Arts in the following areas: BA(Hons) Fashion, BA(Hons) Fine Art, BA(Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration, BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, BA(Hons) Photography), BA(Hons) Product Design. “BHSAD are proud to work with the School of Creative Arts, we value the partnership & link with the University of Hertfordshire. We wish the graduates success in the end of year show & their future careers.” Alexander Avramov, Director

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PROPELLING STUDENTS INTO INDUSTRY Second year Graphic Design and Illustration students under the new design consultancy scheme will now work with real clients, allowing students to experience the challenges and rewards of commercial world before graduation. One day a week, students on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Illustration courses engage in live commercial projects with real clients as part of the Propeller agency. The agency is run by Nick Lovegrove, Principal Lecturer in Graphic Design and Programme Leader in Graphic Design and Illustration, and he emphasises that the scheme aims to prepare students for the reality of working in the industry after graduation. He says: “This line of work means really tight deadlines, and the scheme provides these just like they do in the commercial world. We try and squeeze as many projects as we can into that one day a week.”

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Rather than having students work on fictional commercial projects, real-world clients contact the University and following negotiation, work is either set as a project to students with the winning idea rewarded with a prize, or distributed to excelling students with monetary incentive. On occasion, staff are commissioned to do the work themselves, which allows them to maintain their professional expertise and explore new ideas and projects.

All project work will be collated into an archive of past projects, so students can access previous briefs and design developmental work. Nick stressed the reasoning behind the scheme’s launch: “Prospective employers, such as design studios, respect genuine commercial work in students’ portfolios.”

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The scheme has also been beneficial to graduates. Despite the activity being relatively new, paid freelance work has been distributed to graduates, which proves extremely beneficial, allowing graduates to gain the experience and networking with real clients they require to enhance their employability. “The agency has proved an overwhelming success,” says Nick. “The students are fully engaged and the clients are really impressed.”

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CREATIVE ARTS WINS BIG AT STUDENTS’ UNION AWARDS Students and staff from the School of Creative Arts were recipients of the top accolades at the 2016 Hertfordshire Students’ Union Awards. Final year BA (Hons) Fine Art student Siobhan Ledden took home the Student Impact Award for her dedication to fellow students. Siobhan has worked tirelessly with student representatives from the Visual Arts, Postgraduate Studies and others across the School in her role as School Student Representative Organiser (SSRO), a post she has held for two years. Fellow SSRO, Photography student Gabrielle Guy, was also nominated in the Student Impact category. Dr Ivan Phillips, the School’s Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), commented: “It’s fantastic to see so many dedicated, generous and enthusiastic students from across the University being honoured in this way. We’re especially proud of Siobhan and Gabby, of course: they’re a real credit to Creative Arts and we thank them for all their hard work on behalf of the School and its student community.” Staff from the School made up over a quarter of the nominees in the ‘You’re Awesome’ category, recognising the work of University employees in their commitment to providing an outstanding student experience. Barbara Brownie, Lyndsay Duthie and Ivan Phillips were all nominees, with Jak Kimsey being highly commended and Maria Thomas receiving the top award.

Maria, who has stepped in as acting Programme Leader on the BA (Hons) Music Industry Management course, was recognised for reducing the impact a change of leadership can have on her students and for her dedication to their development and wellbeing. Jak was highly commended for his work in enhancing communications between the School and its students, specifically via the Creative Arts Toolkit, an online resource which provides students with easy access to School-level information including student and academic support guides, maps and information about facilities, and events listings throughout the year.

Insight Music, founded by alumnus Stefan Baranowski, has released its latest compilation album, Encompass. Released in January 2016, the latest album features 14 tracks and showcases the talent of the underground music scene. Stefan said: “As the first album of 2016, we are releasing a limited run of 500 CDs to celebrate a fresh start to a new year. We are really proud of Encompass and the platform it provides to some of the most promising, upand-coming artists”. Insight Music is a digital label, which incorporates chilled, ambient, electronica and other sounds, focusing on both releasing and promoting great music. Stefan graduated with a BSc(Hons) Music Technology 2014, and is dedicated to showcasing the talent and art buried within the underground music scene. The album is available on all digital outlets such as iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. LISTEN ONLINE AT SOUNDCLOUD.COM/INSIGHT-MUSIC

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TEACHING LANDSCAPE CHANGES FOR A-IAD FILM & TELEVISION

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In early November, Film and TV’s Technical Support Specialist Matthew Welch attended the official intensive Gold Steadicam training workshop at the picturesque Latimer Place, just outside Chorley Wood. The aim of the six-day workshop was to immerse the delegates in the professional operating of high-end Steadicam stabiliser equipment in a fiction-based filming environment. With instructors all currently working as Steadicam operators in the industry, their credits span blockbusters such as Thor, Skyfall, Eyes Wide Shut, Harry Potter, and Shaun of the Dead - to name a few. Using cutting edge rigs and technologies supplied by Steadicam, their expert guidance is unparalleled in the industry. The training Matthew received from this team of professional experts will now be passed on to the students he supports in the many bespoke technical workshops designed around the equipment the School of Creative Arts has at its disposal. ACCESS OUR EXPERTISE UHCREATIVES@HERTS.AC.UK

In 2015 the Architecture / Interior Architecture and Design team welcomed two new members of staff. With extensive knowledge and pioneering research in the field, Eva Sopeoglou and Dr Eray Cayli showcase what they bring to the School. EVA SOPEOGLOU Eva joined the Architecture: Interior Architecture and Design (A-IAD) team in September 2015, bringing her expertise into the curriculum with a focus on technologyrelated modules and projects, including construction technology, fabrication and physical and digital making processes. Eva’s research explores the concept of comfort in architecture as a multi-dimensional quality of inhabitable space, place and the environment. She is currently completing a practice-based PhD on comfort and the fabrication of architectural enclosures at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her research considers the expanded notions of comfort, which include the tectonic, aesthetic, environmental and social-cultural definitions of comfort, contemplating on their implications in architectural design. Eva’s work applies a multi-disciplinary approach to the concepts of the enclosure, considering the overlaps between architecture, textile design and fashion. Eva is

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currently teaching Design Studio and Technology modules across the A-IAD programme. She has previously taught at Central St Martins and the Architectural Association, and is affiliated with institutions in the UK and Greece. DR ERAY ÇAYLI Eray also joined the A-IAD programme in September 2015, bringing his extensive knowledge of Critical and Contextual Studies to the programme. With a focus on theory and the history of design and architecture, Eray’s teaching methods allow students to fully engage with the contextual studies in interactive lectures and seminars in a creative and innovative learning environment. His research deals with architectural anthropology, which he believes helps bridge the gap between notions otherwise thought as irreconcilably separate, such as the past and the present; discourse and materiality; the built and the natural; design and use; construction and destruction. For Eray, it is the relation between each of these ideas that renders architecture important. He studies this relation through ethnographically grounded analyses of designed spaces and objects. Eray continues to teach at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL History of Art department, and Syracuse University School of Architecture (London programme).

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CREATIVE ARTS TOOLKIT SUCCESS LEADS TO NEW RESOURCE FOR DIABETES CHARITY

The ongoing success of the School of Creative Arts student-focused Toolkit has caught the attention of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. JDRF approached the School’s in-house design agency, Propeller, to produce a similar website aimed at supporting university students living with type 1 diabetes, and to provide important information to friends, flatmates and staff about the condition. The School of Creative Arts Toolkit (catoolkit.herts. ac.uk) is aimed at providing students with a variety of resources including study skills guides, maps of the School, information about our facilities and guides on employability and undertaking work placements. The Toolkit was developed in response to the changing needs of today’s students. The Toolkit averages 3,500 page views per month, and JDRF are hoping to replicate this success with their own bespoke version. It will be promoted nationally with the support of universities and students’ unions. The University of Hertfordshire will be piloting the Toolkit with its own students in October 2016. The JDRF Toolkit is being produced by the School’s Design & Media Officer, Jak Kimsey, and Graphic Design graduate, Matt Cherry. Graphic Design and Illustration Programme Leader, Nick Lovegrove, who manages Propeller, says: “A project like this is a great way for us to support recent graduates like Matt in developing their portfolio. We try to help our students find employment however we can, even after they’ve left the University. The fact it’s helping to support a worthwhile cause is an added bonus and I hope the toolkit is a great success.” FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JDRF AT JDRF.ORG.UK

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CRAFTS / PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

NINE SHORTLISTED FOR DESIGN MUSEUM AWARD Nine students from the School of Creative Arts have been shortlisted from the Design Factory competition at the Design Museum in London.

The nationwide competition brief was provided by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, a nominee for the Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year’ 2015.

Charlie Thynne, Rebecca Fox, Nabeel Jan, Dominic Atkinson and Victoria Fashanu from Product and Industrial Design along with Heather Curven, Amanda Charles, Gulun Raif and Miles Hathaway from Contemporary Design Crafts have been invited to contribute to the symposium.

The theme was sustainability, and the challenge was to ‘design a novel system of making that would result in different ways of consuming, using or disposing of designed objects’.

The experience includes a cross-institution brief for students, with talks and contributions from the Design Museum’s 2016 exhibitors. Some of the outcomes appear on the Design Museums website and students will receive a certificate of recognition.

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Course tutors Polly Palmer, John Beaufoy and Antje Illner organised a group visit to the Design Museum and encouraged the students to enter the competition with tutorials, group work and lectures around the subject area. To have nine students on a shortlist of ith a shortlist of only 40 (that’s nearly a quarter!) is an amazing achievement and a testament to their skill and hard work.

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EVA WINS SURFACE DESIGN AWARD Eva Sopeoglou, Lecturer in Architecture, and Interior Architecture and Design, was the recipient of the 2016 Surface Design Award for a recently-completed built project Summer House in Halkidiki, Greece. Eva’s research, academic and professional expertise is in performative and environmental processes, exploring and expanding the definition of comfort in architecture as a multi-dimensional quality of inhabitable space, place and the environment. The project is an exploration on the relationship between a building’s exterior and interior spaces with regards to the concept of the architectural envelope and the provision of human thermal comfort conditions. This innovative house design involved the fabrication of a 1:1 customised metallic cladding using

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cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies. The design aim is offer a variety of comfortable inhabitable spaces. Digital fabrication is used as a tool to creatively engage the designer, the fabricator and the user in collectively producing a playful mix of manufactured and handcrafted environments. Digital design and fabrication extends from the production of architectural objects to describing a design process and a learning paradigm. The project was awarded for best ‘Light and Exterior Surface’ and was also nominated in the ‘Exterior Housing Surface’ category for the same award, which was presented in a ceremony at the 2016 Surface Design Show, The Design Centre, London, UK.

STUDENTS LAY CARDS ON THE TABLE TO SHARE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

The School of Creative Arts is working with students to look at methods of learning from a new perspective. Through conversations with their pupils, staff identified key verbs which captured how students work in Creative Arts, before designing visual cards to represent each. These words and phrases included “reflection”, “risktaking”, “playing” and “breaking boundaries”. Students were then encouraged to select an image from this pack of cards, and use the phrase on the card to inspire a new version. Whether a drawing, photograph, object, piece of sound work or moving image, students kept the message on the card but translated it to visually represent their own experience of learning in their discipline. The cards were entered into a competition to win up to £50 in Amazon vouchers, with the most innovative entries revealed at the Exchange event in February 2016.

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SCOTT NAMED ONE TO WATCH Acclaimed magazine Ceramic Review has selected Contemporary Design Crafts graduate Scott Carter Wilson in their Top 10 Emerging Artists to Watch list, to be published in June 2016. Since graduating last May Scott has continued to develop and refine his practice in ceramics. Scott’s current work aims to create a contemporary language that communicates between the piece and the viewer while also investigating the balance between sculpture and function. Creating hand-built vessels, he is inspired by the juxtaposition of streamlined forms and the contrast of rough, rustic textures.

With Scott’s new body of work he has successfully gained one of the few places at this year’s New Designers: One Year On exhibition at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. He is also currently working on new pieces which will be exhibited at Art in Clay 2016, held at Hatfield House in August. WATCH OUR INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT AT VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES FOLLOW SCOTT ON INSTAGRAM @SCWCERAMICS_

Due to the power of social media, people all around the world have seen Scott’s work online on Instagram. His pieces are now stocked in galleries around the UK, and he has recently exhibited work at the Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell, London.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PICTURE THEIR FUTURE

photographers conceive and realise their ideas. They followed an A-Level brief and responded with imaginative photos, capturing both conceptual and figurative forms. Four areas were set up for students to use specialised photography equipment and techniques in each area, from double exposure, where 2 shots are overlapped, to light painting using torches, darkness and slow shutter speeds, portraiture using specialist lighting, and high speed photography, where movement can be captured.

In March 2016, students from Highfield School enjoyed a packed day using the School’s Photography facilities to produce innovative work to add to their professional portfolios. The workshops were run by Technical Specialists Reggie Bartlett and Danny Cubitt, giving students the opportunity to experience a professional environment in which

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By working in these areas, the students manages to create some truly magical pictures which can be used in their professional portfolios when applying for work or study. Gill said: “We had such an amazing day (at the University). It was one of the best trips we have done and many of the students said so. One of the comments was “can we come here every week?””.

FILM & TELEVISION

LYNDSAY TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE Film & Television Programme Leader Lyndsay Duthie recently visited the East Coast of the USA to attend a series of conferences, presentations and research visits. She presented an extract from the book she co-authored with Lucy Brown, entitled The TV Studio Production Handbook, at the North East Popular Culture Association. Lyndsay also visited the New York Film Academy to share best practice there.

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GOING GLOBAL

The One Academy (TOA) was established in 1991, bringing together a panel of practising creative gurus and education professionals to address the acute shortage of a quality creative work force at that time.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION NOMINATED FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD Dr Shaun Borstrock, Visiting Professor Mark Bloomfield, Professor Peter Richardson and Rob Wright collaborated on making a film that was entered into the Bokeh Mercedez Benz International Fashion Film Festival in Cape Town South Africa. The short film titled Molly Makes a Dress shows the process of making a 3D printed dress. The film was directed by Peter working with students from Film and TV in collaboration with renowned Director of Photography Richard Craske and Camera Operator Merko Butler. Finish, the internationally recognised post production company, did the final work. The film was nominated in two categories: Best Fashion and the Mercedes Benz Award for Best Film. While in Cape Town for the awards, the team completed a fashion shoot and accompanying ‘making of’ documentary. Shaun Borstrock and Mark Bloomfield have come up with Modeclix a 3D printed component that has been used to construct the garments and what has been described by Womens Wear Daily and 3Dprint.com as a revolution in 3D printing and garment construction. The soundtrack for the film was created by Rob Wright, lecturer in music in the School of Creative Arts, and utilises audio recordings taken from a variety of computer printers

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TOA is a private limited company. It is led by the awardwinning design directors, creative directors and educationentrepreneurs Tatsun Hoi and Veronica Ho. Today, the academy is already one of Asia’s most versatile and resultsorientated institutions of communication design. “The One Academy are proud of the partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. The One Academy cultivates its students through its Masters Train Masters teaching philosophy to emerge as outstanding worldwide creative leaders.” Chin Wee Tan, Group Executive Director

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FILM STUDENTS HAVE THE FRIGHT STUFF FOR HERTS HORROR FEST Film and Television Production students will be taking part in the Herts Horror Fest in May 2016. Filmmakers from first and second year will be invited to show some guts (and maybe some blood, too) by making an original horror movie short that will premiere at the University.

overlaid on bespoke music composed specifically for this project. The film was nominated for two international fashion film awards at the Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival Cape Town, South Africa. There were over 500 entries with 30 films nominated in 7 categories. Molly Makes a Dress was nominated in two categories, Best Fashion and the coveted Mercedes Benz Best Film.

Andrew Parker, Lecturer in Film & Television and organiser of the event, explained: “This is a fun event with a serious aim. Not only do we want to create some really scary films, but we hope to encourage our talented film-makers to produce more of their own movies and submit them to festivals across the UK and beyond.”
 The School of Creative Arts’ Film & TV students have been enjoying major award successes in recent years, and plans are already in place to submit work to the world’s premier film festival in Cannes in 2017.

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DENNIS EXPLORES THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT In May 2016, Dennis Collopy discussed the value of research into the music industry at Liverpool’s Sound City Conference. The panel discussion included Jo Dipple, CEO of UK Music, and discussed the power of data and research, and what it means for both lobbying and British music as a whole.

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BRINGING VIRTUAL SUPERSTAR TO LIFE Staff from our Animation Team recently worked with multi-award winning choreographer Darren Johnston to help bring animated popstar Hatsune Miku to life for a production at the Barbican Theatre in London.

enabling a superior motion analysis that allowed Kazuma’s movements to be stored ready to apply to a holographic Hatsune in her stage show, a technique famously used to bring Gorillaz and Tupac to life on stage.

Already hugely popular across Japan and the USA, Hatsune is a 3D animated character whose vocals come from Yamaha’s Vocaloid software, which synthesises vocals from a pre-recorded voice bank to mimic human singing.

Hatsune’s live show has since toured Japan, the USA, Canada and China.

David Tree, Research Fellow in the School’s Games & Visual Effects Research Lab (G+VERL) and Neil Gallagher, Senior Lecturer of 3D Animation and Games Art, worked with Darren and Japanese performer Kazuma Motomura to capture choreography for Hatsune’s performances using our advanced motion capture system, pioneered by James Cameron in his blockbuster film Avatar.

G+VERL is dedicated to investigating new and novel applications for the techniques and technologies of Visual Effects and Games. Its unique environment offers teams of multi-disciplinary researchers state-of-the-art computing technology to help facilitate and increase research and development for the VFX and games industries.

Dennis’ music industry career spans 40 years including stints at Chrysalis Music, RCA Records, Riva Music (running the US companies for 5 years and signing The Clash, Rod Stewart and John Mellencamp), and BMG Music Publishing. He has also served on the board of a number of music industry bodies including the PRS and the MPA. Dennis, who has stepped back from his role as Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Music Industry Management, has taught music management, music publishing and IP Law at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Bucks New University, and the University of Westminster before joining the School of Creative Arts. His research has included themes of ‘Music Experience and Behaviour in Young people’, in 2011 he co-founded EMBRA (the European Music Business Research Association) and he also co-edits the International Journal of Music Business Research first published in April 2012. Dennis has led two EU FP7 research bids on music and IP issues in 2012 and 2013 as well as two commissioned studies for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in 2014 and 2016 on IP Rights Infringements, focusing on measurement methods and the impact of social media. He is also a member of the IPO’s research experts advisory group. His research interests encompasses International IP and contract law, economics and management science covering the demand and supply sides of the modern music value chain; emerging new business models and increasing challenges to organisational structures within the music industry; global copyright law, the rights of creators and the international administration of music rights. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/WN32

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The motion capture system provides a frame rate of 360 frames per second on the eight Prime 41 cameras,

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GIVING STUDENTS THE

CREATIVE EDGE Worth £70billion to the UK economy, the creative arts industry is one of the fastest growing within the United Kingdom. One in six jobs in London are in the creative sector, and the University of Hertfordshire is helping students take full advantage of these opportunities. With around 2,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students, the School of Creative Arts offers a range of industry-led courses in subjects ranging from Visual Arts to Film and Media, designed to enhance the vital skills that students need for employability. On top of this, the School has strong connections with big names in the industry, and offers events such as Art and Design Talks to keep students up to date with industry knowledge and help them make connections with key speakers in their field. Dr Marta Rabikowska is Principal Lecturer in Creative Industries and Leader in Creative Employability in the School of Creative Arts. She offers advice and support for students about careers in the creative industries, and works closely with staff across the School. Marta says: “Each programme has at least one employability tutor who is able to provide specific, insider industry advice to our students, as well as teach them particular subject-specific employability skills. This is incredibly rare and has helped Hertfordshire to be ahead of its time, as well as gain the title of Most Entrepreneurial

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University in 2011. All of our undergraduate courses feature a professional development module in second or third year, and the point of this is, in part, to encourage our students to undertake work experience.” Professional development, employability and enterprise are also key aspects of the experience for students studying on the School’s postgraduate programmes. With the creative industries constantly evolving and adapting to new software and behaviours, the School of Creative Arts encourages students to work continuously on their transferable skills such as visual, spoken and written communication, presentation, research and interview skills. Marta continues: “By working on these skills throughout the year, our students are much more self-reliant. They can go out into the creative sector confident that their skills are up to date and are what is required of them.” In addition to aiding students’ development within the curriculum, the school plays host to guest speakers from high profile companies who are invited onto campus throughout the year.

experience to provide our students with specific advice in regards to succeeding in that particular sector of the creative industry.” In addition to guest speakers, the School regularly organises a large event called Creative Edge. The event includes specialist workshop presentations and allows students to meet local and national employers, creative agencies and media companies, who present placement and job offers to students and graduates from the School of Creative Arts. Creative Edge aims to enhance student employability and improve confidence by providing information on key topics such as the legalities of freelancing and employment after graduation. This tailored, specialist support around employability and enterprise, together with the dedicated expertise of teaching staff and the resources and support provided by the University’s Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service, helps to ensure that students from the School of Creative Arts graduate as flexible, adaptable and brilliantly innovative practitioners, fully prepared for success in their fields.

Marta adds: “Most, if not all, programmes have guest speakers. We recently had a curator from the White Cube Gallery in London visit us and talk to our students about curating. Whilst I am able to provide students with overall advice, our guest speakers have the knowledge and

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COMIC LEGENDS EXPLORE NEW

METHODS OF STORYTELLING In October 2015, the School of Creative Arts played host to The Comic Electric - the first ever digital comics research symposium.

concept artist include The Hobbit and The Adventures of Tin Tin. Alan Moore said of the project:

Following the Electricomics project, which was funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), the event brought together comic scholars and creators from all over the world. The Electricomics team opened the event with a presentation of their new open source comic creation toolset and digital comic anthology. This was followed by a day of fascinating presentations by attendees from across Europe, the US, Brazil and New Zealand. Electricomics brings together an impressive team of writers and researchers, including renowned author Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell), Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher) Leah Moore (The Trial of Sherlock Holmes) and University of Hertfordshire staff members Daniel Goodbrey (a leading expert in the field of experimental digital comics) and Frank Victoria, whose credits as a

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“With Electricomics, we are hoping to address the possibilities of comic strips in this exciting new medium, in a way that they have never been addressed before. Rather than simply transferring comic narrative from the page to the screen, we intend to craft stories expressly devised to test the storytelling limits of this unprecedented technology.” FIND OUT MORE AT ELECTRICOMICS.NET

“In Electricomics, the world’s oldest narrative art form and youngest technology combine as a uniquely 21st century medium, establishing a thought-through toolkit of open-source effects enabling its audience to create digital comics themselves, bringing their vital ideas to an excit-ing new mode of entertainment and education.” Alan Moore

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ANTJE DESIGNS BESPOKE CASINGS FOR MEDICAL APPARATUS

ANIMATION

REAL STAR QUALITY Students on the Animation programme are making the School proud with a series of recent successes. BA(Hons) 3D Games Art & Design’s Sam Bang and Amelie Talarmain took home awards from Grads in Games, with Sam winning the Search for a Star Character category as well as the title of overall winner of Search for a Star 2016 in the Art category, whilst classmate Amelie Talarmain won Search for a Star Animation for Best Animator. Another Games Art student, Sebastian Vomvas, won an internship at Rare (Microsoft Games Studios), creators behind some of today’s favourite games.

Louise Ridgeway, Head of Animation at Rare, said: “Hertfordshire are one of the top universities for the industry at the moment, with a great bunch of enthusiastic students and staff.” Students on the BA(Hons) Visual Effects for Film & Television course are also doing well, with student Nathan Wilkes winning an internship at the Walt Disney Company for 12 months. VIEW STUDENT FILMS AND SHOWREELS: VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES

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CUSTOMISED EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT In January 2016 Dr. Marta Rabikowska, Employability Leader in the School of Creative Arts together research partners, Professor of Education, Joy Jarvis and Professor of Mental Health Recovery, Shulamit Ramon, received a research grant from Social Science Arts and Humanities Research Institute (SSAHRI) to complete a pilot project investigating how strategies of coping applied to job searching and in a workplace are influenced by an educational experience from an undergraduate degree. By interviewing recent graduates from the School of Creative Arts the research team will identify how

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pedagogical methods and the curriculum prepares graduates for the market place and how graduates cope with the reality of transition from university to employment. The team will look into graduates’ individual experience of the marketplace and the appropriation of learning skill and professional knowledge in the first year after graduation. As a result of this research employability support for students and graduates will be customized, while graduates will be able to share their own experience through online channels nationally and internationally.

The School of Creative Arts’ Antje Illner has been awarded the University’s Diamond Fund, alongside Professor Mark Bloomfield, Dr. David Chau and Ms Roohi Mehra. The Diamond Fund gives groups and individuals funding to help develop ideas and research projects. Alongside Sarah Guirguis, a third year MPharm student, the group will use the funding to explore the feasibility of designing and making asthma inhalers that are aesthetically pleasing, stylish and user-friendly. The aim is to develop a better relationship between the patient and their medication. For example, children’s inhalers that are not gender specific, but are tailored to appeal to different ages, through fun shapes and designs such as animals like bunnies and foxes with ears. This aims to encourage users to engage with their medication more regularly, reduce self-consciousness and promote confidence. Antje Illner, Subject Group Leader for the Contemporary Design Crafts programme, said: “For men, the inhalers are a bit more rugged; for older people they are a bit more tactile; for women they are a bit more elegant for when they go out - so that the medication itself looks good and people feel much more confident using it in public, instead of: ‘No, I don’t like that so I won’t use it.’” The designs are elegant, approachable and handy with little hooks at that can be clipped to clothing or bags. Antje adds: “I am part of a team. The pharmaceutical guys know how the medication works and what needs to be addressed, and I know about the creativity of the design itself. We create these from a rapid prototype and get them made with new technology. It can be produced as one piece which means it is cheap and can be produced quite reasonably.” The ambition is to improve patient compliance with devices such as asthma inhalers, hearing aids and insulin pens, by creating medical apparatus that are attractive so that people will be happy to use them wherever they are and not hide them away.

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ROB TOURS UK WITH REIMAGINING OF A PAST ERA Dr Shaun Borstrock’s In Pursuit of Luxury conference travelled to New York City in May 2016 for its second international outing. This year’s theme focused on academic and commercial perspectives on luxury with particular attention to craftsmanship, the luxury retail environment, technology and theoretical approaches to luxury. The Keynote Speaker was the acclaimed British designer Maria Grachvogel, who discussed contemporary definitions of luxury, the global luxury market and the luxury retail environment. The conference explored the concept of luxury from a variety of academic and commercial perspectives. Delegates came from a global constituency and brought a correspondingly wide range of perspectives to the subject. The conference provided an interdisciplinary forum to examine the subject of luxury and delegates came from the disciplines of design, history, cultural studies, retail, architecture, business, communication studies, marketing and economics. Shaun says: “While we know a great deal about luxury management within the creative industries from the corporate standpoint, far less is known about the conditions, experiences and challenges surrounding the creation and production of luxury by designers, crafts persons, and factory workers. Our knowledge of the experiences and constraints placed on those who work in sales and management within retail environments is also largely invisible to those outside this domain. Our delegates brought these perspectives to life and in doing so we learnt a great deal about how work is structured, the hierarchies in place, and ways in which we may rethink ideas surrounding luxury. Our international industry and academic delegates from a variety of disciplines and sectors brought a wide range of perspectives to the subject of luxury and addressed key questions concerning the history of luxury as a concept,

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practice and product; luxury as a craft; and, luxury a force in the global economy, taking on forms ranging from the non-profit organisations to the conglomerate. These questions related to the meaning of luxury, its evolution, the reality of luxury today and its future direction were explored in the 6 themes selected for the conference: Craft and design; Cultural capital, work and production; Sustainability; The luxury retail environment; Contemporary notion of luxury; and Technology.” Panel discussions were held with managers from Bergdorf Goodman and the former CFO of both Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton for North America, Father Andrew More O’Connor from Goods of Conscience and whose work has featured on the cover of Vogue and Patrick Mathieu a French luxury consultant whose work focuses on developing breakthrough methodologies to help brands including Yves Saint Laurent characterize and value their singularity. Shaun has now set up an international network of academic and industry partners including the Winchester Luxury Research Group and Regent’s University both in the UK, Brooklyn College and LIM College both in New York, Brock University in Canada, Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding in Denmark, University of Turku in Finland and industry partners including Patrick Mathieu from PATRICK MATHIEU Recherche & Conseil and Philippe Soussand from SOUSSAND ASSOCIATES, LLC in Paris and New York respectively. This network will ensure the continued dialogue resulting in the third In Pursuit of Luxury conference to be held in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa and increased collaboration on publications including a book and a special issue of Luxury: Markets, Cities, and Labor, both published by Intellect Publishing.

Rob Godman, Programme Leader for Music Composition & Technology, will showcase his realization and performance of Varese’s Poeme Electronique, as well as his new composition, Faraday Waves, as part of a UK tour alongside Dr. Kate Romano and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Rob’s work with Dr. Romano is described as a “reimagining of old technology for the concert hall, maintaining its character not as a ‘cleansed’ version of dated technology but one that embraces the sound and artistic ideas of an era.” The tour, which is funded by ACE, RVW Trust and BrittenPeers Foundation, premiered at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Rob has also been busy composing for linear film, recently completing the sound and music for Popehelm, a new film from the Senior Lecture in Fine Art, Sam Jury, and Kamila Kuc’s Batum, which premiered at Experiments in Cinema Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April 2016. May 2016 will see Rob work on the mix and physical installation of Sam Jury’s multichannel video and sound installation, To Be Here, at the Broad Museum, Michigan State University, USA. On top of this, he will also start work on Simeon Nelson’s new Wellcome Trust and Artichoke funded project, Cosmoscope. From the infinitely small to the infinitely great, Cosmoscope draws on the latest advances in astrophysics and biomedical scientific research to examine our ability to look into worlds more deeply. It will be shown as a large-scale sound and light projection around a physical sculpture for an initial presentation at Lumiere 2017 on Durham Cathedral.

The conference was held in collaboration with Brooklyn College and LIM College New York.

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MODEL DESIGN

MODEL OF EMPLOYABILITY

Image: Marvel Studios / Disney The Model Design programme has an enviable record of supporting its students in securing work placements as part of their study. All students have the opportunity to spend time working in industry during their second year, with tutors helping the vast majority find placements on blockbuster films such as Justice League, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, Ready Player One. Second year BA(Hons) Model Design (Model Effects) student Charlotte Wheatley tell us about her placement at Long Cross Studios, working on a highly-anticipated Marvel Studios production (we’re not allowed to say which one!): “Unsurprisingly, my time at Long Cross Studios turned out to be less of a ‘work experience’ and more an ‘experience’ within a workplace. I feel Long Cross Studios can best be described as Britain’s answer to Area 51. And honestly, it felt just as surreal looking at my work in the sets there as an alien encounter would have! Initially, I expected long hours and something advantageous, to make myself more employable but I have learned so much more than that. Firstly, I need a car; the most essential part of getting from studio to studio. More importantly, I must be flexible with my hours, because deadlines are relentless, so days will be long and also, making had so much detail; details that will not be seen by the camera. But as my supervisor explained, we do not work for the camera, we work for our own pride and to impress the production team in the hope of getting work in the future. This is a good work ethic to have because it constantly keeps you performing at your best. Third and possibly the most valuable thing I have taken

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from the experience are the dangers of model making. To attach Fast Cast resin pieces I used glue and an activator. On the bottle there were many hazardous symbols - my mentor explained that the chemicals are cancerous and have the ability to make you infertile. This was something that scared me into wearing my respirator constantly. As a result, ‘New Respirator’ is at the top of my Christmas list! I have learned that sanding is dangerous, so at University I wear a mask more often and enforce that others use the sanding area, which is ventilated. I have realised that I must control my own safety because I would unknowingly do real damage to myself. Time is an essential part of industry life, so utilising it is key. Already, I have been spending longer hours in the Model Design studio, as I have realised that 11 hour student days are achievable! Also, in future I will consider ways to speed up mass production, possibly using jigs. Industry has given me a more rounded view on time management. In industry, I will never have complete control over projects. Work is always passed on to someone else to do the next process, meaning that everything that is made is a team effort, so I can’t get emotionally attached to my models because they are not mine. In one sense, this is good because I will be able to rely on co-workers during projects. In another sense, being a controlling perfectionist is what makes a model maker tick, so I will enjoy having complete control over my university projects while I still can. Like any job, you must always accept criticism and appreciate guidance. At Long Cross Studios I was asked

to perform tasks that I had no experience in, so I sought help and received it. Unlike other jobs, you cannot blag knowing how to do a task. In industry, you can hurt yourself or others or even sabotage a project. So often, I must possess a humble and inquisitive attitude in order to succeed and learn, also have enough initiative to seek contacts for future work. Long Cross Studios has taught me that the University of Hertfordshire is a wonderful bubble, where I have ultimate freedom. In the real world of bills and taxmen, most of this wonder is stripped away from the working classes, but not within the film industry. I know I share that same passion for my projects as those makers in the industry - so I remain enthusiastic for film work as a career. I also intend to look into theatre work like my mentor suggested, then maybe find a placement at Pinewood Studios. The most important thing that I learned is that I am nowhere near ready to stop learning yet and to take advantage of making whatever I want to make and really utilise my freedom because growing up unfortunately means the opposite. Fortunately, I am glad that I learned all this early in the second year because I’ve really come back with a change of perspective. On my return I feel more confident and content about my career and the course. I have fresh inspiration for my portfolio and want to become not just a model maker but to be in charge of others in an authoritative position. The whole experience was a revelation of what I want for my career and an insight into how to achieve my goals, as well as gaining me contacts for more work experience in the summer vacation.”

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RESEARCH

A BEAUTIFUL FORMULA FOR RESEARCH

The Creative Arts Practice Group (CAPG), to continue to share research and collaborative projects across the disciplines of Fine Art, Music, Art Therapy and Craft.

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STUDENTS MAKE WAVES AT

SONIC HERTS Talented young musicians took part in the Sonic Herts Festival from 3rd to 13th May 2016. Sonic Herts is the University of Hertfordshire’s annual music festival where students, staff and guest artists demonstrate their musical prowess with daring compositions and infectious rhythms, spanning all styles and genres of music. This year the festival boasted an eclectic mélange of jazz, world music including Gamelan, electronica, rock, piano recitals and edgy hip-hop performances.

is also part of many cutting-edge jazz/fusion projects. ‘We welcome our audience to share with us the creativity and talent of our dedicated students. The University of Hertfordshire is committed to fostering the development of inspiring musicians and artists at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, giving them the opportunity to further their musical potential in a challenging and stimulating environment,’ said Dr Roberto Filoseta, Programme Leader and organiser of Sonic Herts.

Staff have been presenting their latest research outcomes to gather feedback to further develop their ideas, to share inspiration and find more in others’ work. As part of the international research agenda, the Germanbased group Beautiful Formula, headed by Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Koval, were invited to deliver a lecture as part of the Art Talks series and delivered a demonstration workshop to members of the CAPG. Beautiful Formula are renowned for using musical scores to generate a structure around which the group improvise a suite of visual compositions. Their name is derived from a quote by the painter Paul Cézanne, who said: “A painter needs to devise a beautiful formula”. The group produced a suite of 5 paintings during the workshop, which they have left as a gift to the School. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH: GO.HERTS.AC.UK/CA-RESEARCH

Highlights included the AfuriKo world jazz project which was born from an encounter between Japanese percussionist Akiko Horii and Anglo-French pianist and composer Jim Funnell. The band has been touring Britain, Europe and Japan, as well as performing a few times in New York City, spreading with much acclaim their trademark blend of jazz harmonies, improvisation, and down to earth African grooves. Dave Smith & Jeremy Arden will paid tribute to the pianist John Tilbury who is 80 this year. Their recital included some of his arrangements of Beatles songs and works by Dave Smith composed for performance by Tilbury. Méta Méta delighted the audience on with deep AfroCuban chants and rhythms of the three sacred batá drums, recontextualised with crafty contemporary arrangements. The band is led by Barak Schmool who teaches jazz and world rhythms at the Royal Academy of Music, is the founder of the F-IRE collective, London, and

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ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

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A-IAD STUDIO The School of Creative Arts recently launched an external facing Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design (A-IAD) Studio. Led by Dr Erica Liu, Course Leader for BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, the studio gives students a chance to get a realistic and challenging experience of life as an architect or interior architect by working to real client briefs and pitching design concepts to real companies. The students work together with Dr. Liu, as well as Dr. Silvio Carta, Programme Leader for Architecture, and the Creative Ideas Office, who manage the projects to completion. The A-IAD Studio completed an office design project for the RSK Group, one of the biggest engineer and environmental consultancies in the UK. The project involved producing a concept design for the existing office, to accommodate 95 staff at the Hemel Hempstead RSK Headquarters. The office was designed by second year students Nicola Smith and Nina Ekeroth, under the guidance of Erica. Nina and Nicola proposed two bespoke designs that reflect the RSK brand. The clients chose one concept and the two students then developed it into a final proposal. The final

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design was inspired by the profession of RSK, which works with the ground, so the interiors were styled with natureinspired elements and colour palette. The clients loved the design, which was completed on time and fulfilled the brief. They were so impressed with the final outcome that they decided to present extra prizes to the designers. The design will be realised later this year. The Studio is currently working on a project with Agogosfood to design the interior space of their brand new eatery and takeaway restaurant in Hatfield town centre. The client, Mr Nahom Teweldemedhin, a Hertfordshire Business School graduate, has been inspired to create a unique hang-out space for students and local residents in the area to eat and relax at.

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The restaurant will serve contemporary African Caribbean cuisine where their customers will enjoy music and a showcase of student art, reflecting the warmth and energetic youth culture that the brand stands for.

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This exciting project, as with the RSK design brief, encompasses all everything the Architecture team want students to get to grips with, ensuring they can work on real, live projects with clients to build their experience and get a real feel for professional work.

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JAM-PACKED WEEKEND

FASHION

JOANNA SHOWCASES AT LONDON FASHION WEEK BA(Hons) Fashion graduate Joanna Latarska has had an award-winning work shown during London Fashion Week (LFW). Joanna’s Harris Tweed supported collection, created during her final year of study at Herts, was shown as part of a LFW event at Dover House, London, which featured contemporary classics with a twist alongside designers like Nigel Cabourn and Walker Slater. The same collection saw Joanna take away the Ally Capellino Award for Most Directional Collection at the School of Creative Arts Graduate Fashion Show in June 2015. WATCH OUR GRADUATE FASHION SHOWS: VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES

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Global Game Jam (GGJ), the world’s largest on-site game jam broke its own records in January this year, with over 36,000 jammers from 93 countries taking part in the eighth Global Game Jam. Students from the Animation, VFX and Games Art courses at Herts got involved again this year, getting together to make brand new games in under 48 hours, all based on a theme announced at the start of the jam.

It’s lovely to see the massive boost to their skills and confidence in just 48 hours, too. Once they know that if they really put their minds to it, they can make a game in two days from start to finish, the assessed assignments suddenly seem a lot more manageable. I am certain we will see the game jammers of this year producing the hit games of the future.” PLAY ALL 4 THE COMPLETED GAMES AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/GGJ

This year’s theme was ‘Ritual’. Around 20 students and a few external guests worked right through the weekend to eventually produce four finished games, supported by Animation staff Tom Dowler, Neil Gallagher, Ian Sturrock and David Tree. Prizes were given out for the best game produced by our students, this year won by Liminality, developed by four second years. Ian Sturrock, who organised Hertfordshire’s participation in the Game Jam for the second year running, said, “It’s fantastic to see how dedicated our students are, giving up their weekend to do more of the same great art they do in the week! I’m blown away each year by the quality of the finished games, and by the hard work our artists and coders and designers put in round the clock to get them done.

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Interview

Does 3D printing change design education?

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Interview with Dr. Jennifer Loy Associate Professor & Deputy Director Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research; Program Leader Industrial Design; Convenor 3D Design Digital Media. QCA & Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia.

Does 3D printing change design education? Dr Loy: The short answer here is yes, absolutely. But I am happy to discuss it in more detail…. Manufacturing constraints play an important educational role in understanding design for manufacture. How could the ‘openended’ creative opportunities offered by 3D Printing (3DP) — technically called Additive Manufacturing — be constrained so similar important lessons are learned? Desktop 3D printers are now more affordable, to the point where we can supply them to students to use in class. This improved accessibility means that students can have a hands-on experience of fused deposition modelling for prototyping as part of their design process, which in turn means they can learn how to use a manufacturing process on their desks that they can then replicate on a larger scale in production - that’s an amazing learning opportunity. However, it’s a myth that there are no design-for-process issues with 3D printing. There are constraints and opportunities in designing for 3D printing just as there are for any other manufacturing process. Even the term 3D printing is misleading in that additive manufacturing is actually a diverse range of different processes with very different constraints and opportunities. Designing for process for selective laser sintering, fused deposition modelling, material jetting, direct laser melting etc, and especially taking into account working with different material characteristics and post-processing, provides more than enough constraints for the student designer to have to work with. What project-based work looking at 3DP & AM have you found to be most beneficial with regard to learning outcomes? Could you share an example? What are the surprises and challenges? One of the most successful projects first year students at GU have worked on in this area was a packaging project where the students were asked to produce creative bottle forms for a perfume product to be used at the point of sale. The idea being that although there

were some functional constraints, the objects still allowed the students to explore more sculptural forms, design for a target market and design to demonstrate the opportunities provided by the technology. It was interesting with this project to see that when it was originally given to second year students, they were limited by their prior knowledge of conventional manufacturing technologies so tended still to design with those in mind. When the challenge was given to first year students the results were more organic, included captive parts and demonstrated a greater understanding of fused deposition modelling. 3D printing did release the students from only making models in studio materials, such as foam and cardboard, and so the forms they produced were more complex for first year work than otherwise.

“It’s a myth that there are no design-for-process issues with 3D printing. There are constraints and opportunities in designing for 3D printing just as there are for any other manufacturing process.” Actually, this is a good indication of the issues facing those working in the production environment – professional development will be needed to make that transition in thinking in order to exploit the potential of 3D printing to unlock new design opportunities. Meanwhile educators are going to have to keep up with the fast paced developments in the field if students are to graduate with a decent understanding of the technology and its applications. If you look at what has happened in 3D printing over the last four years – the length of an honours degree – it gives you some idea of how much change is happening in the

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HACK 04/16 In April 2016, the School of Creative Arts released Hack 04/16, the first publication from the Design Research Group / Digital Hack Lab. This first edition has been designed by Nick Lovegrove, Programme Leader for Graphic Design and Illustration and edited by Rachel Park, editor of Disruptive Magazine, and Visiting Professor Mark Bloomfield. The photography is by Agnes Lloyd Platt, a leading fashion photographer who has recently been featured in Creative Review magazine. Hack 04/16 is a peer-reviewed publication that takes a fresh approach to disseminating not only our research, but also provides valuable insights from other academics and industry partners working with us in pushing the boundaries of as a catalyst for innovation. Our mission is to foster a unifying, cross disciplinary approach and work collaboratively, removing the silos that exist within design and other disciplines whether it be with fashion and engineering, medical, the sciences, architecture and product or industrial design. The Digital Hack Lab is a cutting edge research project that explores the possibilities of design, 3D printing, creativity, making, technology, science, business, art and everything in-between. With the assistance of leading industry partners, the Lab seeks to develop real-world experimental projects to dissolve boundaries between design, production, distribution and consumption, and forge communities through collaboration across disciplines and industry, upgrading traditional practice using digital tools, artisanal process and design thinking.

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We take existing problems and issues faced by organisations and redefine them. The diverse expertise of the Digital Hack Lab team enables specific research areas to be tackled while realising the opportunity for innovation, encouraging change through the broad scope of new thinking offered by digital technologies. We believe that collaboration requires all involved to rethink the way they think, be adaptive to approaching things differently to creating solutions to complex issues. This outward facing approach encourages diversity that is forward thinking and challenges the norm. It leads to an environment that constantly addresses the needs of industry and education illustrating our understanding of the changing world and promotes forward thinking and risk taking. Hack 04/16 includes inspiring vision articles from the research team along with interviews with leaders from industry and education. They define the face and the voice of this journal and set the stage for a future that’s designed, built and enjoyed by all. READ HACK 04/16 AT HERTS.AC.UK/DIGITALHACKLAB

FINE ART

INSPIRING TEACHER PETER ARNOLD HONOURED THROUGH ANNUAL AWARD As a memorial to the late Peter Arnold, former Deputy Head of School (Design and Media), his wife Rosie has made a very generous commitment to the School of Creative Arts. Peter made a long-standing and major contribution to the School, and Rosie has now donated a substantial amount to fund an annual prize for a graduating Fine Art student, to be used to travel or purchase art materials. Judy Glasman, Dean of the School, has also generously matched Rosie’s commitment to enhance the value of the prize. Peter studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, going onto teach at Bournemouth School of Art. He then moved onto St. Albans School of Art and Design, as Head of the Foundation programme. After the merger with the University, he was integral in the development and expansion of the School of Creative Arts. Peter kept up his practice as a painter and after retiring produced a very beautiful suite of paintings which were subsequently exhibited at the Slade in the summer of 2015. Peter was much appreciated as an inspiring teacher whose legacy is felt by a great many students who benefited from his commitment and care. It is a fitting legacy for Peter to be honoured through this annual award.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

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TOP BRAND BUSINESS Final year Graphic Design students recently got a real feel for the industry by presenting their work in the capital. The students visited the offices of Pentland Brands in London, who own companies such as Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse, and Red or Dead. They presented their final year work to the group’s Creative Director, Head of Design, Head of Marketing, and a senior spokesperson from the Lacoste brand. Gareth Davies, the group’s Creative Director, said: “It was great to get the guys down to Pentland. They seem to be really strong conceptually and have real skill in their execution. My main objective is to ensure we build a better relationship between the course and Pentland to ensure we can do more of this in the future and start to offer some of the students work placements”.

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INTERLOPERS INVADE IN-HOUSE GALLERY

Internationally-recognised artist Permindar Kaur was selected to exhibit in the University’s Art & Design Gallery during March – May 2016. As part of a growing partnership between the School and UHArts, Permindar worked in the Fine Art sculpture studio in the lead up to her exhibition, Interlopers, providing a valuable insight for Fine Art students who got to see a professional artist at work in the studios and to have discussions with Permindar on their work. Permindar’s work combines the innocence of cuddly toys with an underlying threat or vulnerability, acting as stand-ins for the behaviours, emotions, fears, thrills and instincts we negotiate throughout our lives. Over the seven week exhibition, Permindar created a dynamic environment where her signature black, faceless teddies move around, interact with copper elements such as chains, and even try to escape. New teddies were added throughout the exhibition, climbing, travelling, exploring and infesting the Gallery, which saw a lot of interest in Permindar’s work. Permindar Kaur, Interlopers (18 March – 7 May 2016) Photography: Richard Davies

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GAMES ART / MUSIC COMPOSITION

STUDENTS TAKE UP RARE OPPORTUNITY Second year Music Composition for Film and Games student Matthew Mainprize was recently offered a game audio placement at Rare Games (part of Microsoft Studios), the team behind the double BAFTA-winning Kinect Sports series. Rare are currently focussing on development for both Xbox One and Windows 10, and Matthew will join them at a great time to expand his CV and get real experience of the industry during a busy and exciting time. Matthew follows in the footsteps of 3D Games Art & Design student Zakia Abdullah, who returns to her studies in 2016 after spending a year working on concept art at Rare. WATCH ZAKIA’S STORY AT VIMEO.COM/UHCREATIVES

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CREATIVE IDEAS OFFICE

STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS WITH LOCAL ARTS CHARITY

AEROSOL ARTWORK FOR AWARDS CEREMONY?

Once again, Fine Art students have curated and mounted an exhibition at Courtyard Arts, a visual arts charity in Hertford. This year, as part of their second year ‘Art in Context’ module, students were given a brief to explore an external environment and make a work in response to, or as an intervention of, the space.

Michael Wright, Programme Leader for Fine Art, said: “Every Fine Art student needs to develop skills and confidence in selecting and presenting their work and recognising the distinctive relationship their practice has in relation to their peers, and the impact their work has on an audience.

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We are grateful to Heather, one of our successful alumni who runs Courtyard Arts, for the opportunity to use this gallery which fulfils a significant part of the students’ development of professional practice.” Each year, Courtyard Arts hosts an open entry three-month residency and exhibition for an artist in the region. The School have been lucky enough to be frequently offered this residency, which is a major opportunity for graduates to develop their practice post-university. The most recent residency was offered to sound-based artist Sarah Anderson, whose work was subsequently shown in the prestigious London based Frieze Art fair.

CAN DO!

The Creative Ideas Office has been approached to manage an unusual and interesting student competition for The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). BAMA have offered prize money for students to use recycled aerosol materials to design table centrepieces for their annual award dinner. This is a fantastic opportunity for students use their design skills to come up with something truly remarkable, whilst addressing issues of sustainability. BAMA is a membership trade association which represents the UK aerosol industry whose membership covers every aspect of the aerosol sector, ranging from component and ingredient suppliers to fillers, can makers and marketers.

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FILM & TELEVISION

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS TAKE ON THE BAFTAS WITH THE HAFTAS

GOING GLOBAL

A TRULY

GLOBAL IMPACT The School of Creative Arts is proud to work in collaboration with partners across the globe: from the USA to South Africa, China and Japan, we collaborate, research, share teaching and ideas with students and academics in a range of programmes. We have more than 100 university and college partners across the world, providing opportunities for study abroad, teaching exchange and staff development. This year, more than sixty students took advantage of our study abroad options, coming from, and going to, a diverse range of universities and colleges in the USA. Canada, Australia, Spain, Germany, Singapore and beyond. Students on exchange don’t just study in a new environment – they make friends, learn about new cultures and can do work experience and live projects in their host country. Exchanges are not just limited to students, staff also travel to teach, conduct research and explore new ideas. Chris Chandler, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television, and Dr Rebecca Thomas, Programme Leader for Photography, recently spent at week at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, running workshops and exploring the film and media industries in teh largest city in the world.

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Chandler commented: “It was really interesting to spend some time at SIVA in Shanghai. It gave me an opportunity to compare and contrast issues such as teaching methods, technical equipment and of course the quality and range of work being produced by their Cinematography and Directing students.” The School is also welcoming students from the exclusive Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts as part of a jointly taught programme, bringing together the best of Chinese and UK education, focussed on interactive and digital media arts.

BA(Hons) Film & Television Production took to the big screen in April 2016 with the HAFTAs, showcasing the talent of the students at our own local Hatfield ODEON cinema. Students screened a variety of films, ranging from the betrayal of friends, a peculiar recipe for mushroom soup, a true story depicting the genius of an artist, two lessthan-competent criminal brothers and even the depths of space. The event was orchestrated by students Hayley Emin and Greg Chalmers and hosted by the talented Tom Rowe who also had the delicate job of handing out the awards. Ultimately, Best Picture went to Recall, directed by Max Mehmet; Best Director to David Witchell (for Mushroom Soup, Mr Ludifico); Best Cinematography also to Recall (DOP Jamie Sims); Best Sound went to ESC (original score composed by music student Joash Kari Chipping); Best Original Screenplay, to Learner: The Paint Job (written by Ryan Beman) and finally both Best Editing and Best Visual Effects also went to ESC (Edited by Hayley Emin, Visual Effects by Greg Chalmers). The feedback was fantastic, with students, friends and family having thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching our films screened in the cinematic format they deserve. Programme Leader, Lyndsay Duthie said: “We are very proud of our students taking the initiative to produce this high profile event. They are a talented cohort and we really look forward to seeing what they do next!” FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/W602

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FASHION & FASHION BUSINESS

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HYBRID FASHION BUSINESS COURSE School of Creative Arts has launched the new BA(Hons) Fashion and Fashion Business course in response to the evolving fashion industry. Tony Rosella, Programme Leader for the Fashion and Fashion Business degree, says: “We have designed an award that we feel is relevant, not just relevant to a national market, but to an international market too. It is a global industry and the world is a much smaller place than it used to be.” The course equips students with a professional understanding of how the fashion industry works, underpinned by an appreciation for the creative strategies that go into creating garments. Shaun Borstrock, Academic Group Leader for Design says: “We are teaching students the fundamentals specifically in relation to the mechanics of business within the fashion industry. In addition, students receive the hands-on experience of being able to understand the process involved in design, manufacture and getting product to market.”

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Students will gain a wider knowledge of the commercial elements involved in running a business within the context of the fashion. The Fashion and Fashion Business award is designed for students who enjoy the creative aspect of fashion business, but also want to understand fashion design analytically, as a business professional. Tony explains: “This is for those that want to understand the fashion industry in more depth, and explore how the fashion industry operates and functions in the business sense. That’s what the modules are designed to do and there is a progressive pattern of learning from the first year right through to the third year. “Our philosophy and our mission as a programme, in terms of education, isn’t about just learning in these four walls, but about learning in the industry and having handson experience, while at the same time benefitting from learning in an academic environment.”

By gaining noticeable, industry-tailored skillsets, students are placed at the forefront of the fashion industry. Projects with big name brands like Ted Baker, Boden and Reiss, to name a few, run throughout the degree. Tony adds: “We encourage our students to take short, medium and even long-term work placements. We actively support that as well - for instance, the sandwich award, includes a year of work experience. “Students naturally want to take the opportunity to gain experience and make key connections in the industry, so they enjoy work placements. A lot of students appreciate the importance of getting that dual experience in academia as well as life experiences” says Rosella.

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Students engage in some overlapping design components with the BA(Hons) Fashion students, while undertaking specific fashion business modules separately.

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CRAFTS

STUDENTS DESIGN

HEADSCARVES FOR CANCER CHARITY Two local residents recently approached the Creative Ideas Office to commission a series of headscarves that will be shown on the catwalk in John Lewis to raise funds for charity Breast Cancer Now. The scarves will be auctioned after the show at the Welwyn Garden City store, and all proceeds from the sale of the scarves will be donated to the charity. Students from BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts were thrilled with the opportunity to support such a fantastic cause. They embraced the project and designed the scarves that were digitally printed in the School by

Technical Specialists Lisa Hill and Lucy Welton. Annie Shellard, Senior Lecturer in Fashion, finished the scarves ready for the event.

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Hannah Reynolds is one of the two local residents organising the event. When Hannah was presented with the designs, she said: “These all look incredible! I’ve shown my mum the designs and we’re both mind blown; it looks like the students have put so much care and thought into them, and all the designs are wonderful! My mum has said that she would have loved to have seen bolder designs such as these when she was looking for headscarves. You have an extremely talented group of students!”

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STUDENTS GET CURATING EXPIERIENCE IN SCHOOL GALLERY Second year BA(Hons) Fine Art students had a real taste of curating and organising an exhibition when they recently exhibited their work in the School’s Art & Design Gallery. Working closely with UHArts curators Matthew Shaul and Annabel Lucas, students were introduced to the complexities of curating and organising professional art exhibitions.

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Michael Wright, Programme Leader for Fine Art, said: “This collaboration gave the students a chance to lift their work out of the studio and into a public space, whilst giving them a brilliant and important learning experience which will give them the skills and confidence to create future exhibitions and use regional galleries.

very generous when it came to sharing their knowledge and giving students a real idea of what exhibiting is like.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH WOODLAND TRUST FOR POP-UP EXHBITION BA(Hons) Photography students exhibited their nature photography in Heartwood Forest near Sandridge as part of a partnership with the Woodland Trust in April 2016. The one-day Unearthed exhibition gave students a chance to exhibit their work and for it to be viewed by the public in a unique location. Lecturer in Photography, Diane Bielik said: ‘Staging this photography exhibition has offered the first year BA Photography students lots of really valuable challenges and opportunities. They have been asked to respond to a theme, work with an external client, produce exhibition work and stage a pop up exhibition in an unconventional outdoor space. All fantastic experiences and achievements for this group of ambitious young photographers.’ Louise Neicho, site manager for the Woodland Trust, said: ‘We’re thrilled to have Hertfordshire students display their work at Heartwood Forest again; it’s always a pleasure to see the art scattered throughout the site. I hope people take the opportunity to visit Heartwood, and explore this wonderful pop-up exhibition.’

MUSIC COMPOSITION

STEVEN COMPOSES FOR ONE OF APP STORES BEST NEW GAMES Music Composition Lecturer Steven Coltart, for the has had one of his recent external industry projects, Into Light, featured on the App Store homepage under ‘Best New Games’. As audio lead, Steven’s role was to compose, design and implement the game’s emotional and haunting

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soundtrack. Into Light, a magical adventure game with words and puzzles, was released March 2016, and is available for iOS devices. Steven has also composed a supporting album which is available via iTunes and Amazon.

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ANIMATION

ALL IN A WEEK’S WORK: STUDENTS CREATE BRAND NEW GAMES FROM SCRATCH

MA ART THERAPY

PLACING A VALUE ON RESEARCH FROM MA ART THERAPY STUDENTS

Students from Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects took part in the Epic MegaJam, a worldwide event in which teams of up to five people have just one week to make a game from scratch, based on a theme released at the beginning of the week.

facing one direction, reaching for the gods and frozen in time - well, that was the plan! As the week progressed, we realised we would have to cut things down a lot. We made a playable game, but didn’t quite fit in all the elements from our original vision.

Considering game studios employ hundreds of people per project and each game takes several years to make, this truly was a challenge for the teams who took part.

This event was a massive learning experience and a very fun one too. I would recommend doing any kind of game jam!”

The event at Hertfordshire was organised by students, led by third year Games Art guru Aaron Blows, with support from tutors Daniel Goodbrey, Ian Sturrock, Neil Gallagher, and Peter Richardson. The two finished games, House of Small Lives and The Pilgrimage, were made using Unreal Engine 4, based on the given theme: “Standing on the shoulders of giants”.

Ian Sturrock, Lecturer on the Game Art and Animation programme, said: “I felt that we built very well on the success of last year’s Global Game Jam with this event, in particular with supporting the students, many of them veterans of that event, to organise their Epic MegaJam site themselves.

Second year Games Art student Mikey Blanchard said: “When I heard about the Epic MegaJam, I thought I should get involved, because it would be a new opportunity to work intensively with people I hadn’t collaborated with before, and with what was a completely new game engine to me (Unreal 4). My team did a fantastic job, despite our very different ways of working. “Our game, The Pilgrimage, is about an old woman traveling up a mountain to find peace and enlightenment before she dies. Once at the top, she sees that her town was built at the feet of a giant which they thought was a mountain. She also sees other giants in the world, all

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It was amazing to see how much hard work our game jammers put in, and the Animation staff have all seen how far the students’ regular classwork has progressed as a result of their participation. Congratulations to Team Whatever Works and Team Cena-Corp for going the distance and each making a game in a week! You can expect to see people from both teams making the hit games of tomorrow. Their drive, creativity, and sheer enthusiasm is unsurpassed.” DOWNLOAD THE GAMES AT FORUMS.UNREALENGINE.COM

MA Art Therapy students continued their work with the International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training (ICAPT) and South London and Maudsley Mental Health Foundation (SLAM) with a conference day exploring how we make sense of research into art therapies. The conference took place on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at the ORTUS Conference Centre in London, and was the second in the Constellations in the Arts Therapies: A Value on Research series. The first conference looked into the potential relationship between qualitative experience of research and how this can lead to a quantitative approach, whilst the second half expanded on this and focussed on the growing importance of evidence-based research into arts therapies. Through lively, accessible and creative discussion, the conference engaged participants in a variety of talks and interactive experiences, exploring how we make sense of quantitative research from the position of the arts therapist and also considering the patient’s experience. Participants also heard updates on ongoing research projects as revealed in the first half of the conference on 7th September 2015. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE GO.HERTS.AC.UK/AT

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ILLUSTRATION

ARCHITECTURE

EVA RECEIVES SANTANDER FUNDING FOR RESEARCH COLLABORATION

A RIGHT ROYAL SERIES OF EVENTS Second year Illustration students recently took their art beyond the School’s walls, organising a series of events as part of their Semester B ‘Commissions’ module.

In December 2015, Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design lecturer Eva Sopeoglou was the recipient of a University of Hertfordshire Santander Small Grant for Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration, to organise a design workshop and attend a research conference.

Activities included a tea-party for the Queen’s 90th, a fundraiser for the Art Therapy charity The Art Room, a student survival guide, and a Museum of Curiosity. The students produced royal-themed postcards and prints, featuring crowns, birthday cakes and the Queen’s favourite corgis. They also created humourous designs, including Her Majesty in a Superman-esque costume with “90” emblazoned on the chest!

Eva, in collaboration with colleagues Joanna Pierce (textile designer and Print pathway leader at University of the Arts London, Central St Martins) and Dr. Matina Kousidi (architect, researcher of architecture and urban design, Politecnico de Milano, Italy), delivered a design workshop with the title We Have Never Been Naked: Insulation as a Surface Material at the Unfrozen – First Swiss Design Network Research Winter Summit symposium 28- 31 January 2016, Brienz, Switzerland.

Guests of all ages also had fun creating their own crowns, taking pictures with their face in a corgi cut-out and creating artwork of their own at a colouring table. A jolly good time was had by all - including the two students who patiently stood in a wet field while passers-by coated them in paint!

This Textile and Architectural multi-disciplinary international collaboration came together to explore the boundaries between space and insulation materials relating to both buildings and bodies. Set in the beautiful but cold environment of the Swiss Alps with snow capped peaks in the background, the workshop explored the subject of insulation properties through environmental installation, material exploration, collage, situation and action, as well as a range of senses; to formulate, experience and respond to sub-zero temperatures.

There were unconfirmed sightings of Her Majesty herself at Molly’s Tea Room in Hitchin. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE AT GO.HERTS.AC.UK/W221

RESEARCH

GRACE SET TO RELEASE TWO NEW BOOKS

Dr Grace Lees-Maffei has been busy with two new book projects.

Grace, who is a Reader in Design History, has been working on Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization, which will be published by Berghahn in June 2016, as well as Reading Graphic Design, which is co-authored with Nic Maffei of Norwich University of the

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Arts, and will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in early 2017. Grace also recently gave a keynote talk at the Swiss Design Network Design Research Winter Summit at the spectacular Grand Hotel Giessbach in the Bernese Alps based on the second book. The new books will be Grace’s sixth and seventh publications.

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COURSE DIRECTORY UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ART

BA(Hons) Architecture BA(Hons) Interior Architecture & Design

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MA Contemporary Crafts MA Contemporary Textiles MA Fine Art

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ART THERAPY

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CRAFTS BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Ceramics & Glass) BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Jewellery) BA(Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Textiles)

CREATIVE MEDIA & DIGITAL CULTURES BA(Hons) Digital Media Arts BA(Hons) Interactive Media Design

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FASHION BA(Hons) Fashion BA(Hons) Fashion & Fashion Business

MA Film & Television Production

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MA Animation MA Digital Media Arts MA Games Art & Design MA Photography

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MSc Music & Sound Technology MSc Music Composition for Film & Media

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RESEARCH DEGREES

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For information about research degrees offered in the School of Creative Arts, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/doctoral-college.

MODEL DESIGN BA(Hons) Model Design (Character & Creative Effects) BA(Hons) Model Design (Model Effects) BA(Hons) Model Design (Special Effects)

FILM & TELEVISION

MUSIC

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION BA(Hons) Graphic Design BA(Hons) Illustration

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FINE ART BA(Hons) Fine Art

MA Fashion MA Graphic Design MA Illustration MA Interior Architecture & Design MA Product Design

MEDIA go.herts.ac.uk/w230 go.herts.ac.uk/w231

FILM & TELEVISION BA(Hons) Film & Television Production

MA Art Therapy go.herts.ac.uk/at University Certificate in Arts Therapies & Wellbeing Foundation go.herts.ac.uk/atwf

DESIGN

DIGITAL ANIMATION BA(Hons) 2D Animation & Character for Digital Media BA(Hons) 3D Computer Animation & Modelling BA(Hons) 3D Games Art & Design BA(Hons) Visual Effects for Film & Television

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MUSIC COMPOSITION & TECHNOLOGY BSc(Hons) Music Composition & Technology for Film & Games go.herts.ac.uk/w392 BSc(Hons) Music Composition & Technology go.herts.ac.uk/w300 BSc(Hons) Songwriting & Music Production go.herts.ac.uk/w3T4

SHORT COURSES For information about short courses offered in the School of Creative Arts, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/creativeshortcourses.

MUSIC INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT BA(Hons) Music Industry Management

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

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CREDITS Design by Jak Kimsey Copy by Rhianna Campbell and Megan Knight With thanks to staff and students in the School of Creative Arts

PHOTOGRAPHY BA(Hons) Photography

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PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN BSc(Hons) Industrial Design BA(Hons) Product Design

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in this document was accurate at the time of publication (May 2016), the University of Hertfordshire does not warrant its accuracy and disclaims any liability to any third party anywhere in the world (except for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the University of Hertfordshire) for any injury, damage, direct or indirect loss, consequential or economic loss or any other loss suffered as a result of the use or reliance upon the information contained in this document to the maximum extent permitted by law. This disclaimer shall be interpreted in accordance with English law.

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