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Ignite Series

Wednesday 3 February – Wednesday 31 March 2021

Sparking your curiosity about creative courses and careers.

Join current staff, alumni and creative practitioners for an insight into their practice and industry. These talks will provide you with advice and guidance on what studying a subject at a creative university and working in the creative industry could be like.

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Recordings are available for the following events;

My Career in Photography

Wednesday 3 February | 3.30 to 4.00pm

Nick Rees is an internationally acclaimed still life photographer. Nick’s main specialty is shooting drinks and liquids, but his technical skill and approach translate into everything from luxury products to people. In recent years he has worked with brands such as Costa, Heineken and Guinness.

Nick studied BA Photography at NUA before moving to London to work as a photographic assistant on a wide range of commercial shoots. He now shoots for his own clients, creating images for advertising campaigns around the world.

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Specialist Advice Panel: Making Informed HE Choices

Wednesday 10 February | 3.30 to 4.00pm

Representatives from NUA, Falmouth and UAL discuss the questions that really matter to creative applicants.

Ask your questions and find out what Creative Specialist institutions are all about.

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My Career in Fashion

Wednesday 24 February | 3.30 to 4.00pm

Savio Thomas is a Digital Pattern cutter and 3D Modelist, currently working for M&S.

Savio will be telling his story of how he progressed form school to industry and sharing some key tips to future creatives.

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My Career in Sculpture

Wednesday 3 March | 3.30 – 4.00pm

Desmond Brett is a Senior Lecturer in Sculpture on BA Fine Art at NUA. Come and join the conversation as Des tells us of his career path as a journey with sculpture.

Des will tell of us his progression from student to Teacher, Artist and Academic. Over this time his paths crossed with leading Artists, he will mention his invaluable experiences of teaching creativity across the UK and discusses what it takes to be a successful Sculptor. 

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My Career in TV

Wednesday 10 March | 5.00 – 5.30pm

Emily Ringe is a Freelance Television Researcher, currently working as a Senior Researcher on the hit BBC show Mock the Week.

Emily will be talking through her journey – from producing award-winning short films at NUA, to working with ITV, Sony and the BBC – whilst also sharing tips and advice on being a freelance in the Film & TV industries.

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Practical Demonstration – Natural Dyeing Techniques

Wednesday 17 March | 5.00 – 5.30pm

Mia Sylvia is a natural dye specialist, colourist and event stylist.

Focusing on harnessing colour from foraged and natural ingredients such as plants, flowers, food-waste and scrap metals, Mia uses her skills in event design and with textile/garment regeneration.

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My Career in Animation

Wednesday 24 March | 5.00 – 5.45pm

Dan Kelby is a Character Designer who has worked for clients such a Netflix, Disney TV Animation and Cartoon Network.

Come and join us as Dan discusses his journey from student to creative professional and give us an insight on what it take to work in the industry.

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My Career in Games Design

Wednesday 31 March | 3.30 – 4.15pm

Jordan Grimmer is a concept artist working in the video games industry, currently working for EA and as a freelancer.  

Jordan studied BA Games Art and Design at NUA and has so far gone on to have a 7 year-long career in the games industry, working at a number of different studios around the UK.

Hear his story and find out what it takes to work in the Games industry. 

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