Press Releases 2016

UWTSD graduate maximizes the potential of new media technology

05.07.2016

Lowri Bevan is graduating with a First Class Honours degree from the BA New Media Production course at UWTSD Carmarthen. Lowri will be setting up her own business, Digi Designs, which will be a creative marketing and advertising agency focussing on native and artistic advertising for business’s and sectors across Wales.

During graduation, Lowri was awarded with Tudor Bevan Award – Contribution to Creative Writing or the Creative Arts in Wales.

Lowri said: “It is such an honour to have been awarded with this bursary. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UWTSD and the many different aspects of my course. Completing the entrepreneurship module has allowed me to realise that I am now capable of building my very own business and it has opened my eyes to the amount of support Wales has to offer for young aspiring entrepreneurs like myself.

“My studies at UWTSD have allowed me to broaden and develop my skills and to learn and work within the growing creative industry in Wales. The course is amazing for aspiring individuals who wish to learn about new media practices and what the industry has to offer. The support and motivation that the lecturers have given me has been absolutely incredible.

I aim to become a well-established digital designer and to work on a variety of different projects and productions over the next few years to find my strengths within the creative industry. I also have a strong desire to begin working with Disney. They’re creators of experience, artists and amazing storytellers. I’ve always been a Disney enthusiast!

“The course provided the platform for me to work with an art department crew with the BBC and STARZ (US) who have worked on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Skins, and Da Vinci’s Demons. The experience of creating our own major projects was a huge learning curve. The creative process is a long. You are constantly developing, problem solving and changing, I love the whole process. It proved to me how committed I was to finish a project, I would constantly compare my work with industry level work, which in effect allowed me to get the high marks that I am so proud of.”

Brett Aggersberg, Film and Digital Media Production Lecturer, Carmarthen Campus, said:

“Lowri has been a pleasure to teach over the last three years. She has developed her background in art and design into a deep and professional understanding of how to maximize the potential of new media technology for engaging an audience. Her confidence has grown through making the most of all of the opportunities available to her, whilst studying BA (Hons) New Media Production on our Carmarthen Campus. Lowri’s work is of an extremely high standard, and was even described by our external examiner as “better than some work produced in industry. Lowri has achieved a first class honors degree as a result of her hard work and dedication, and we are convinced that she will succeed in whatever part of the creative industry she decides to work in.”

BA New Media Production is a multidisciplinary programme that equips students with specialist skills and knowledge in content creation for the contemporary media industry.

On completion of their studies students will have gained experience of working in groups on productions, created their own individual projects, networked with industry professionals, had the opportunity to attend film and media festivals, and developed discipline, professionalism and confidence whilst working for external clients. This extensive range of experience, including life skills that are highly valued by employers, will give students a head start in gaining fulfilling employment.

www.lowribevan.co.uk

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-new-media-production/

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