Exhibition of Student Work and Student Showcase
It has been a stimulating and challenging year for the School of Art, Film and Media’s students at Lampeter.
It has been a stimulating and challenging year for the School of Art, Film and Media’s students at Lampeter.As part of the year’s work and study, guest speakers were brought into the lectures to give their advice to both students and staff alike.
Film and Media Studies lecturer, Steve Gerrard said:
“We’ve had some great guests coming to us either as part of the courses we run or as individuals who want to get our students into the industry. We’ve even had three Oscar winners come to talk to us! One was Mike Wadleigh, who directed the classic Woodstock who gave us an insight into how the Oscar ceremony and Hollywood works. The other two were former students of ours, Cara Davies and Amy James. They produced some of the special effects for Avatar and Clash of the Titans. Now they are working on the animation film, Pirates made by Aardman Studios who produce Wallace and Gromit. The students have all said how great it was to actually get to meet our guests and listen to what they do. Lots of contacts have been made and numerous workplaces arranged for them. It has certainly been an exciting year for us and the students!
“We are proud to round off this academic year by presenting two events that will demonstrate our students’ hard work across all disciplines in the department. From photography and film making, creating web designs and illustrating comics, to academic dissertations ranging from Doris Day as the girl next door to zombies in popular culture, the students have produced challenging and innovative work that reflects the importance of Film and Media in both the scholastic and Creative Industry world. One student said, “I was really worrying about the dissertation I had to do. Twelve thousand words seemed like a lot. But, with my tutor’s help I got there. I am really proud of the work I’ve done for my final project and all the way through my degree. I would love to go on further and do my Masters.”
The first event – the Exhibition - on the 26th May 2011 (7pm) will see our guest of honour, the Right Hon. Mark Williams MP, unveil our students’ exemplary work.
The second event – the Student Showcase – on the 27th May 2011 (5.30pm) has the students’ work being honoured.
Just as importantly, there will also be a prize given to that student with the keenest business idea as part of a Welsh Assembly Government/Dynamo funded initiative. Trevor Harris, lecturer in Web and Graphic Design said:
“We are always striving to create links with outside industry. This year has been no exception. We have held training days that concentrate on getting students with good business ideas thinking about how to get into business. In fact, two of our students have been successful in creating a recording studio based in North Wales. They have secured over £40,000 worth of grants which is exceptional in these financially-trying times. What’s incredibly pleasing is not only that the business remains in Wales, but that the students have done these themselves. We love to see our students get out into the real world, and for them to do so in such a spectacular way is incredibly pleasing to see.”
Both events will be held in the Arts Hall, University of Wales Trinity Saint David on the Lampeter campus and will be followed by a drinks reception.
All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Further InformationSteven Gerrard - S.Gerrard@tsd.ac.uk
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