Cardiff Met Schools collaborate on the ‘Overdrive PLC Multi School Project’

The Overdrive PLC Multi School Project is a collaboration between the Cardiff School of  Education’s Nick Young, CSAD BA Animation Programme Leader Owen Stickler & Cardiff School of Management’s  Paul Angel. Staff and students from all three Schools have been involved in delivering the project: primary education students, animation students and computer games design staff. The brief was to design promotional multimedia for the Circuit … Continue reading Cardiff Met Schools collaborate on the ‘Overdrive PLC Multi School Project’

A day in the life of an Artist Designer: Maker student

First year BA Artist Designer: Maker student Annie Fenton has written about her typical working day as a student at CSAD, offering an enlightening insight into the day-to-day experiences of our undergraduate students. “We get to Uni for 10am where we have our informal weekly course meeting with the other 1st year makers – our course leader tells us about upcoming events in the week, … Continue reading A day in the life of an Artist Designer: Maker student

Venice Diaries: reflection on personal practice leading up to Venice invigilation

Rhian has been part of the Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus team at the Wales Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for four days now but here are her thoughts on how the experience might help her develop her work and ideas that she wrote just before leaving for this career changing experience. In less than a week I will be in Venice. I have recently … Continue reading Venice Diaries: reflection on personal practice leading up to Venice invigilation

Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Second and third year BA Graphic Communication students enjoyed a visit to Zenith Media‘s print factory in Pontypool today (Tuesday 13th June 2017). The trip afforded a fascinating insight into the world of commercial print. On one site, Zenith have Lithography and digital printing as well as print finishing techniques including perfect binding, saddle stitching, laminating, embossing spot varnishing and foil blocking. Many thanks to … Continue reading Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Heledd Evans

Venice diary: Lost and Found – and a Monteverdi concert

Heledd Evans, First Year Fine Art student and Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus Programme member: On the day after I arrived I went off to explore. I had just finished my first day invigilating so I went off for a gander around Venice to familiarise myself. I got horrifically lost, which seems to be a talent of mine, but I did find my way eventually. … Continue reading Venice diary: Lost and Found – and a Monteverdi concert

BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Students from BA (Hons) Graphic Communication have been recognised for outstanding practice by FIVE international design competition juries this year. Programme Director David Wrenne said “Opportunities to tackle industry-set competition briefs and to pursue professional accreditation both play an essential part in readying our students for the real world, and this year they have excelled. Accolades including commendations and competition shortlistings all reflect the hard … Continue reading BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Picture shows Gweni Llwyd.

Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit

While she takes part in the Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus Programme with the Arts Council of Wales at the Wales Pavilion, first year Fine Art student Heledd Evans aims to explore her writing skills. Just before she left Cardiff for this career changing experience, Heledd reviewed fellow invigilator Gweni Llwyd’s degree show piece, ‘Dwylo Blewog’. Over to Heledd: I chose pieces that explored concepts … Continue reading Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit