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.”

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