University of Hertfordshire creative arts graduates making Headlines

PUBLISHED: 15:01 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:53 27 April 2017

Headlines season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Peter Sterling Photography]

Headlines season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Peter Sterling Photography]


A season of events showcasing the talents of University of Hertfordshire creative arts graduates kicks off next week, with the majority open to the public.

The Headlines season opens on Tuesday, May 2, with the Sonic Herts music festival, which runs until Friday, May 12.

This festival will include performances by musicians from all over the world, Q&As with leading industry professionals, and demonstrations of work from music students.

Fashion designers of the future will display their work at the Graduate Fashion Show, which will take place in Chelsea Town Hall on Tuesday, May 16.

This will showcase the very best in Hertfordshire design talent.

During the event, fashion students from the graduating class will be awarded prizes, sponsored by some of the biggest designer names in the industry.

The Visions Festival returns for its eighth consecutive year on Wednesday, May 24.

The event starts with Student Visions – the premiere screening of 10 film and TV graduate films – ranging from dramas, sitcoms, magazine shows and documentaries.

Following the screening, leading industry names from ITV, BBC, Warner Bros, Elstree Studios, Avid and BFI will present awards to the best and most creative films and students.

Thursday, May 25 will see the return of the world-famous animation festival Animation Expose.

In the morning there is a great line-up of industry speakers from leading visual effects, games and animation industries.

The afternoon session is the prestigious animation film showcase containing the very best 3D, games, VFX and 2D animated movies from the graduating class.

This year the whole day will also be streamed free on HR around the world, and organisers will be taking questions and responses from internet viewers.

The main event in the Headlines season, The Degree Show, will hold its opening night on Thursday, May 25 and will be open to the public for free from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2 in the expansive exhibition spaces on the College Lane Campus.

Judy Glasman, Dean of the School of Creative Arts, said: “Our popular Headlines season is a culmination of years of hard work for our exceptionally talented students.

“We are incredibly proud to showcase their work across this impressive programme of events, which this year promises to be our best yet.

“In particular we invite industry and members of the public to come along and experience this breath of talent for themselves.”

Judy added: “Through our Headlines season, we not only demonstrate the creativity, enterprise and skills of our young designers, but also the way in which we immerse our students within the industry, giving them the chance to learn from professionals, so that they can thrive in their future career.

“The School of Creative Arts truly is a community of students, tutors, researchers and professionals, dedicated to nurturing the growth of artists and practitioners.”

• Details of all events and tickets are available at

More news stories

25 minutes ago

At 2.40pm on Sunday, September 23, fire crews from Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Hatfield were called out to a house in School Lane, Welwyn.


Plans have been drawn up to demolish a family home and build eight “luxury” flats in its place.


Great Northern has been branded an “utter shambles” by commuters who are facing disruption this morning as they try and travel between Welwyn Garden City and Cambridge.

Yesterday, 19:00

A Welwyn Garden City woman who volunteered for three weeks in Syria is holding an event to showcase how it went.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy