One of the underlying aims of the event is to champion diversity in the creative industries with many guests from under-represented groups.
Are you excited for Industry Week? Because we are! Check out some of the amazing sessions that are available to our students on demand throughout.
Jordan Stephens, 28, has already had an exciting and diverse career. Born in Brighton, he formed hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks in 2008 – they have sold over one million singles and over 600,000 albums in the UK. More recently he has created #IAMWHOLE, an anti-stigma mental health initiative developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA.
Shingai is the former singer of The Noisettes. Her artist journey has gone from major label band member to independent artist. Currently working with Laura Mvula and Paloma Faith, this film will include exclusive behind the scenes footage + Q&A + live performance
A Q&A with Joshua Jones aka ‘Peanut’. One of the key level designers on the wildly successful Mafia series of games. The session explores Joshua’s career journey and career change, before focusing on level design and storyboarding. It provides an insight into how levels work and what makes a successful level experience.
Tiffany Wild is a Gameplay Programmer and Journalist. With a background in computer science and a passion for championing diversity in the games sector, Tiffany currently works at Ubisoft Leamington. This talk looks at different types of programming languages, which ones you should learn and what different programmers do.
Lauren Kisilevsky is Vice President for Original Movies at the Disney Channel and is responsible for the creative development of Disney Channel Original Movies as well Disney Channel-produced movies for Disney+.
These take place at 6pm on evenings between 9th-20th November. See the exciting talks and sessions that will be taking place.
Tarek Musa is a songwriter, producer and mixer based in Liverpool, UK. He has worked with some of the UK’s most exciting artists including Circa Waves, The Big Moon, Gengahr, Avalanche Party and Kagoule. Tarek will host a studio sound masterclass looking at his studio, working practices, recording, mixing and mastering.
Mel Cummings began her creative career by following her enthusiasm for car design, earning a degree in transport design. Fast forward to today and Mel is a successful freelance Concept Artist and has helped to release big titles including Lego Marvel Avengers, Lego Dimensions, Lego Star Wars, Honor and Duty: Steampunk and a whole host of indie titles.
Panel led by Carol Whitehead (Zebra Partnership and Diversity Director for Industry Week) on change affecting the event industry. With Emma Cartmell (Conference & Hospitality Group who run the Conference & Hospitality Show), Professor Terance Coffee (LIM and Fashion Institute of Technology, New York), Ciara White (Hellbent Events, Cluster Director, Bespoke Hotels), and Asha from Marketing at Asha.