Uncle Tom Exhibition

In the B-Block gallery space first year students from our Animation, Illustration and Graphic Communication courses are celebrating the culmination of all their hard work over the last few months working on the collaborative Field Project ‘Uncle Tom’. In order to tell stories about ‘now’ we often have to look at ‘then’. Researching the story of Uncle Tom and the Welsh connection to the Spanish … Continue reading Uncle Tom Exhibition

Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice

Amelia Johnstone, Programme Director for Illustration at Cardiff School of Art & Design, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Puppetry Research Conference at the Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017. Amelia will present a paper entitled ‘Manipulated – Puppetry, Society & Storytelling‘ and will discuss how puppetry should not only be considered as an art form, but as a form and mode of research. … Continue reading Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice

An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

On the 28 of February internationally acclaimed and Oscar nominated animator Joanna Quinn visited Cardiff School of Art and Design. In the first of a series of Animated Conversations Joanna discussed her working methods, influences, and philosophy of drawing and animation with Owen Stickler, Programme Director for Animation. Joanna talked passionately and amusingly about her belief in creating strong female characters such as her most … Continue reading An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film

Socialite is the result of a new collaboration between second year CSAD students and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Students from CSAD‘s second year Field project “Athletes of the Heart”, led by Lecturer for Animation, Tom Edgar, have collaborated with Dan Soley, a 3rd year student of Composition at the RWCMD to create an abstract visual response to music exploring … Continue reading Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film

BA Graphic Communication students collaborate with S4C

Second year BA Graphic Communication students have collaborated with Welsh language TV channel S4C on a live brief to create a continuity ident for broadcast all day on St Davids Day (1st March) 2017. Following a briefing by Owain Morgan-Jones (the Image and Brand Leader) and Lesley Brown (Graphic Designer) from S4C,  the students presented ideas in storyboard form to the clients. S4C then chose … Continue reading BA Graphic Communication students collaborate with S4C

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Polish Visit Inspires Future Engineers of the Imagination

Cardiff School of Art and Design students on the Second Year cross-disciplinary Field module, ‘Engineers of the Imagination’, have enjoyed a successful inaugural visit to Poznan. The Santander-funded field trip links with a humanitarian-based project and has provided real insight to the five CSAD students who visited and took their work out to public arenas. Student Jacob Courtney said: “This was the first time I had … Continue reading Polish Visit Inspires Future Engineers of the Imagination