Congratulations to advertising students Arif Abdillah and Roan Laenen who has been short-listed for a ‘Future Lions’ award. This is a tremendous achievement as they were in competition with students from all over the world. Fingers crossed they win it, they’ll be in huge demand if they do.
Some of our final year advertising students are starting their careers and they haven’t even graduated yet. Chelsea Thorley and Hannah Fortune have secured a placement at St Lukes and Raquel Frietas Tomé and Charlotte Benbow have secured a placement at Ogilvy and Mather. Well done to both teams. There are other student placements in the pipeline – watch this space.
In November, MA Creative Advertising students visited several agencies in London for an insight into the advertising industry and to meet and hear from Falmouth University Alumni about how to end up working in advertising. We went to two agencies a day – some big, some small, some kind of mid-sized. All interesting.
Publicis // Senior Creative Team Ben Smith & Dan Kennard & Creative Director Richard Baynham
M&C Saatchi // Executive Creative Director Mark Goodwin & Creative Liam Campbell
Ogilvy // Creatives Ran Stallard & Max Maclean
At the 2016 D&AD Global Student awards ceremony, Falmouth students won 16 D&AD pencils, the most from any single University in the world.
All of our winners were from the School of Communication Design. Graphic Design students, Jamie Quantrill and Matthew Churchill were each winners of the coveted yellow pencil for their submissions. A total of six graphite pencils were won by Falmouth students: Tom Austin and Jessica Nineham (Graphic Design), Ryan Ho, Jonathan Tubb, Alycea Marx-Blackwell, Jon Coates and Josh Welton (MA Creative Advertising). A special mention must go to Ryan Ho, who not only won two graphite pencils and one wood pencil, but also received the white pencil, for his submission for the Ford mobility brief. Wood pencils were also awarded to Jonathan Tubb, Sanjana Dora, Gabby Prawl, Jon Coates and Dimitrios Dimitriou (MA Creative Advertising) and Louis Knight, Matthew Caldwell, Emma Jeffery and Becki Sewell (Graphic Design).
The ceremony was the final event in the week, following the D&AD New Blood show case exhibition of students work in Shoreditch, London. The exhibition presents student work from the leading courses in Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration and Photography and attracts thousands of visitors, including professionals from the top agencies and design consultancies, all there to find the best of the best of this years ‘new blood’. At the exhibition Graphic Design student, Matthew Caldwell and MA Creative Advertising students Lucy Wai & William Boehm received a Best of New Blood award (‘Ones to watch’). Lucy and William also were announced as the overall winners of the ‘Pitch yourself’ brief. Additionally Creative Advertising students Ryan Ho, Josh Welton, William Boehm and Lucy Wai were accepted into the D&AD New Blood Academy.
The D&AD champions excellence in Design, Advertising and communication. Our continued success across all of their award schemes and measures of success, place Falmouth University amongst the best of the best.
‘Our success should not be a surprise to anyone who has met our students. Their drive and commitment is matched only by their creativity and passion for learning. Equally our approach to teaching provides a learning environment that is infused with industry connections and delivered by tutors who bring their extensive professional experience, creativity and commitment to every facet of the student’s learning experience.’
Jon Unwin, Director, The School of Communication Design.
To cap the fantastic successes our students had this year in the D&AD Student Awards, we now hear that we have four winning teams at YCN too. Brilliant!
Congratulations go to Billy, Lucy W, Inger, Charlotte, William, Tubby and Lucy H for their excellent work on the Toyota, WRAP and Independence Day briefs. This kind of thing will certainly go a long way towards helping them get good placements in agencies.
The winners of the prestigious ‘UK Young Lions’ awards 2016 have just been announced. This competition is open to young Advertising Copywriter/Art Director teams – creative professionals under the age of 30.
Entrants were given a creative brief devised by the Red Cross, the organisation’s selected charity for 2016.
In the ‘Print’ category, out of a total of 13 shortlisted UK entries, no less than five were created by former students of Falmouth University’s MA Creative Advertising course.
These included the overall winners of the Print category – Naresh Subhash and Michael Outhwaite (Falmouth class of 2014-15). Naresh and Mike have been invited to the final judging and awards event in Cannes in June. Here they will compete on behalf of the UK against winning entries from all over the world.
In addition, there were three Highly Commended entries. All of these also involved ex Falmouth MA students – Alex Nash and Francesca Miani (class of 14-15), Joe Arnold (14-15) and Jo Taylor (12-13).
Yet another 2012-13 ex Falmouth MA team, Matthew Beevor and Katherine Middlemas, were among a further nine, short-listed entries.
All great news for postgraduate study at Falmouth, announced on the Guardian website on 5 May.
Today our 1st year students hosted members of the Truro Rotary Club as part of their Professional Practice module.
Our students welcomed the Club members to the Woodlane campus and gave a series of tours, followed by a series of presentations on a variety of subjects. Students were able to practice their skills in public speaking and presenting to a real audience, before mingling with our guests over coffee and cakes.
The Rotary Club members were so impressed by the confidence and abilities of our students that they have kindly offered to assist the course in arranging focus groups for our future advertising projects.