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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.

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’.

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.

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.

Kait Borsay, a Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast) MA student from the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, has been nominated for the Student Journalist of the Year Award by IRN News Awards supported by the Broadcast Journalism Training Centre (BJTC).

Kristóf Deák, who graduated from the Directing Film and Television MA course in 2010 has won an Oscar for his film Sing in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Music producer and artist Chagall will host two open studio sessions at Westminster School of Media Arts and Design to inform and inspire Westminster Commercial Music BA students about integrating new technologies into electronic music.

Sally Anne Gross, Principal lecturer in Music Business Management MA and Researcher at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, was interviewed for BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters on the prevalence of anxiety and depression in the music industry.

Katie Ann McGuigan, winner of the Fashion Merit Award, will show as part of Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week.

Under the Shadow, a film directed by University of Westminster alumnus Babak Anvari, who graduated from the Film and Television Production BA (now Film BA Honours) course in 2005, has won the Outstanding Debut BAFTA 2017 beating Mike Carey with ‘The Girl with All The Gifts’, George Amponsah with ‘The...

Dr Shirley J Thompson, Reader in Composition and Performance in the Department of Music at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, will present a lecture on BBC Radio 3 this February at the BBC Broadcasting House about Florence Beatrice Price, the first African American female composer to be...

Photographic Studies MA alumnus Anthony Prevost’s MA final project has recently been shortlisted as one of four runner-ups at the International Photography Awards 2017 organised by the British Journal of Photography (BJP). His work will also be featured in the journal.

The Creative Careers Fair on 25 January 2017 at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design saw huge numbers of students attend presentations and stalls from a variety of employers.

University of Westminster Animation BA students were presented with Westminster Animation Student Awards (Wammies) at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema in central London on Wednesday 25 January.

The Wedding Party, a romantic comedy film produced by the University of Westminster alumnus Don Omope who graduated from the Television Production BA Honours course in 2006, grossed $1m in three weeks since its opening and became the highest grossing film in Nigeria.

Sing (Mindenki), a short film written and directed by the University of Westminster alumnus Kristóf Deák who graduated from the Directing Film and Television MA course in 2010 (now Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry MA), has been nominated for an Oscar in the Short Film (Live Action) category.

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