Insights from the Field returns after the summer break on the 7th of October. In 2015/16 we have an exciting new format, and even more ways for Graphic Arts students at WSA to engage with the creative industries at first hand.

Sessions will start at 9.30am in LTA. Each week, there will be a lecture or presentation, we will then move upstairs to studio 3025 for more a more intimate discussion based session between 11.15 & 1pm. On some weeks there will also be a workshop, after lunch, allowing students to work alongside visiting practitioners and talk to them informally. We will also be providing the opportunity for selected Year 03 students to design and print a poster for each event, which will then be presented to the practitioner after their talk.

The schedule up until Xmas is as follows:

07/10. Ready for Launch?
An introduction to Insights by BA GA programme leader and author of Communication Design, Insights from the creative industries, Derek Yates

14/10. Presentations, discussion and workshops curated by Futurising.Futurising ‘find, develop and connect the best students, graduates, professionals and teachers in the creative, digital and tech industries.’

21/10. Industry partnered project launch
National Air Traffic Control, Bear, GF Smith and Anorak will be launching partnered projects for year 03 students.

28/10. Crowdtalks
Crowdtalks host events across the UK, bringing together students, graduates and practitioners to debate contemporary design issues.

04/11. Max Gadney.
Max led on the development of the BBC website and with After the Flood created the Design Museum’s 2013 ‘Design of the year’ with the website – two the most influential pieces of interactive design produced in the UK in recent years.

18/11. Rose Blake
Rose is an illustrator and animator whose clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, New Statesman,, Google Creative Lab, Stella McCartney Kids, BBC 4, The Boston Globe, Cartoon Network, Tatler, V&A Museum of Childhood etc. etc.

25/11. Lorenzo Vitturi TBC

02/12. Tom Hicks
Thomas is a music video director, Illustrator, animator and creates projections for theatre productions. He has worked with the likes of Channel 4, Sony Music, Skunk Anansi, Paul McCartney and Warp Records.

09/12. Richard Hollis TBC

To find out more about this and other BA Graphic Arts events follow @ba_ga_wsa on Twitter and Instagram


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