Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect – Be the best possible you!
Do you dream of working in the creative arts and design industry?
- The British Council is delighted to invite you to a special webinar session delivered by UK university lecturers to share insights into studying Creative Arts and Design and what future careers and opportunities might lie ahead for you.
- Not matter what Creative Arts disciplines you are interested in; Graphic Design, Product Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design, Automotive Design etc. our range of university experts have you covered, the experts are there to give you advice.
- Application advice: portfolio preparation, application tips, interview performance etc.
- Find out about potential career paths, internship opportunities and preparation for final year projects.
Join our British Council webinar to speak with Arts and Design lecturers from UK universities and find out why you should study Arts and Design in the UK and how a UK qualification can pave the way for you to enter the world of Creative Arts.
Andrew Kulman is a lecturer at Birmingham City University where he has worked for over 20 years and has devoted his time developing new courses which address contemporary areas of practice. His main area of practice is Graphic Art and Visual Communication. He has exhibited widely and produced award winning picture books. Andrew is particularly interested in the internationalisation of the curriculum and works on a multi-disciplinary post graduate course which is made up of students from across the world. Andrew is a strong believer of ‘learning by doing’ and has run workshops in India and Hong Kong which have helped develop student skill bases.
The Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at BCU is the perfect place for Andrew to work as it supports multi-disciplinary teaching and recently he was presented with the award of Personal Tutor of the Year.
Rhiannon Bigham is currently Internships Manager (UK), working to help link employers with our students in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Coventry University. Coventry University proactively encourage students to gain industry experience, and support is provided through the Talent Team, our careers service. Rhiannon studied BA (Hons) Journalism and Editorial Design and is an active artist and musician alongside her internships role. Rhiannon has an industry background in marketing, development, design and 6 years working in internship support for students. A creative and positive employability specialist, she believes everyone should be given the opportunity, awareness and guidance to be happy and successful in their chosen career.
David is Academic Course Leader for Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire, as well as a musical director, accompanist, orchestrator and arranger. In the theatre, he has musically directed shows in England, Wales, Scotland and Switzerland and composed the music for seven full-scale musicals. On the concert platform, he has performed in South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, Hong Kong, 28 states of the USA (including playing both piano and organ in Carnegie Hall, New York), Argentina, Chile, Australia (including playing both piano and organ in both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall), Cyprus, Poland, Gibraltar, Jersey, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bratislava, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. He was accompanist of the British and Irish Lions Male Choir, playing for them in New Zealand (2005), South Africa (2009) and Australia (2013). He provided backing accompaniment for a number of matches around the UK in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He accompanied ‘training’ sessions with the Welsh national rugby team before their Grand Slam of 2005, and the British and Irish Lions team before their 2017 tour to New Zealand. He has conducted choirs and orchestras in venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Arms Park, and on the Champs Élysées. At the 2008 Festival Interceltique Lorient, he conducted the finale of the nuits magique, featuring over 300 musicians from six countries performing in a football stadium before audiences of up to 20,000.
Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University is the 5th largest provider of Art, Design and Media courses in the UK. The university is ranked 7th in the UK for employability and has impressive links with industry including household names such as BBC, Burberry, Goldsmiths, Harvey Nichols, Marks and Spencer and Saatchi and Saatchi. The university is located in the heart of the UK’s second largest city. State of the art facilities include print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops.
Coventry University features in the UK’s top 15 universities for 5 years running according to Guardian University Guide 2020. The university was recognised as University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. 97% of graduates are employed within six months. The university’s dedicated Careers and Employability service helps students to secure work placements and summer internships to stand out from other graduates and prepare them for a successful career. Coventry University received a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a government ranking of how well students are taught across UK universities. The city of Coventry has been selected as the UK City of Culture 2021. Students will be studying in a city that was also named the 2019 European City of Sport.
University of Gloucestershire
The University of Gloucestershire is home to nearly 10,000 students, spread across three campuses in Gloucester and Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has renowned courses in Creative Art and Design including Landscape Architecture, ranked second in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2020. The university is also in the top 20 in the UK in the same ranking for Film Production, Photography & Animation. The university has developed fantastic industry links helping students to gain real-world experience through live briefs, guest lectures and work experience. Each year 4,000 students from Gloucestershire go on placement at industry leading companies such as the BBC and Superdry. Students can save £3,000 with the university’s International Bursary or a 50% discount on tuition fees with the Postgraduate Merit Scholarship.