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Two film productions, ‘Husky’ and ‘Lazar’ made by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Film BA students and alumni, were nominated for the Learning on Screen Awards 2017.

The project led by Clare Twomey, Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, will invite ten thousand visitors to the Brontë Parsonage Museum to help create a handwritten copy of Wuthering Heights by each writing one sentence of the novel in a handmade book.

Dr Diana Garrisi, a Research Associate at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the University of Westminster, has recently published an article on the Huffington Post Blog on the new Beauty and The Beast film, released on Friday 17 March.

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design has launched a new Creative Enterprise Centre (CEC) which will focus on matching students’ and alumni skills to external employers’ projects to provide work experience opportunities and increase employability.

Kaz Rodriguez, drummer and Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design alumnus landed the cover of Rhythm magazine.

The Extras Dept television, film and commercial extras company set up by Carla Stronge who graduated from Film and Television Production BA in 2002 cast background actors for Games of Thrones, Dracula Untold, and BBC Two’s The Fallen.

Rob Toulson, Professor and Director of Music and Sound Innovation Centre (MuSIC) at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design was interviewed by Dominic Littlewood for a feature on music apps which premiered on The One Show on Friday 7 April.

Christopher Hogg, Senior Lecturer in Television Theory at the University of Westminster was featured in an article in iNews by Nick Mitchell where he spoke about TV adaptations of films.

Students from the Photography Arts MA and Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA delivered talks on the Roger Mayne exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery on 1 April 2017.

A thirty-minute adaptation of the critically acclaimed comedy show Good Grief written by Journalism BA graduate Jack Rooke was aired on BBC Radio 4 last month.

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Television Production BA graduates Elena Di Maria (producer), Deano Houghton (editor), Dastan Zorab (director), Abdulrahman Salih (camera operator) and Tom Sharp (assistant producer) received a Commendation from the Royal Television Society (RTS) for their 2016 documentary The Plight of Freedom.

Alumnus Sameer Hakim Pitalwalla has won a coveted British Council Alumni Award – the second win for the University of Westminster this year. Sameer received the Entrepreneurial Award from Sir Dominic Asquith, the British High Commissioner to India, at a prestigious ceremony on Friday 24 March 2017.

Uriel Orlow, Reader for the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) at the University of Westminster, received the Sharjah Biennial Prize 2017 for his work Theatrum Botanicum that is being exhibited in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lloyd James Husband, currently studying Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, won the British Fashion Council Coach Design Competition on Thursday 16 March.

The University of Westminster’s Gospel Choir reached the finals in annual University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) competition.

Hannah Gelbart, BBC Social Video Producer, presented a talk at the University of Westminster organised by the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA (disLAB) and shared the best practices of being a professional social media producer today.

University of Westminster alumna Sarah Grill has been named as a key influencer in the music scene by The BRIT School.

A new illustrated book cover for J. K. Rowling’s book Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban, illustrated by the University of Westminster Illustration BA Honours (now Illustration and Visual Communication BA) alumnus Jim Kay, was unveiled this month.

The Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) hosted on Friday 3 March a discussion between Indian politician Shashi Tharoor and Professor Daya Thussu, Co-Director of the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster.

Social Media: A Critical Introduction (2017) is a critical guide for all students and scholars of media studies and sociology. This new edition published by Sage includes timely new chapters on China and the digital ‘sharing economy’.

Dr Shirley Thompson, Composer and Reader at the University of Westminster, is part of a project led by BBC Radio 3, in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to celebrate five forgotten female composers in honour of International Women’s Day.

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design was interviewed by Jane Garvey and Peter Allen on BBC Radio 5 Live, on Sunday 5 March, to discuss the Funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield.

A documentary by Zeyad Salem, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design alumnus who graduated from the Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast) MA course in 2016, has been selected for the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017.

Westminster alumnus Alessandro Rota, who graduated from the Photojournalism MA course (now Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA) in 2011, launched his first solo exhibition ‘Photographs of War, Photographs of a project for Peace’ on 23 February at Galleria Expowall in Milan.

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design held a two-day 3D printing workshop at the Emerging Media Space located in the refurbished library on Harrow Campus on 22-23 February to showcase to Westminster students the possibilities of 3D Printing.

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