News and events


Westminster Audio Production alumna named in top 100 women in games

16 February 2015

Joanna Orland received her Audio Production MA from the University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, and is now Senior Sound Designer for the Sony Creative Services Group.

Joanna has had a passion for audio, music, film, television, radio, video games and all forms of media and pop culture for as long as she can remember.

Having initially studied Radio and TV Arts in Toronto, Canada, she moved to the UK to take a her Masters degree in Audio Production at the University of Westminster. She joined EA Criterion in 2005.

Joanna says: "After a few years at EA Criterion, I made the move to Sony’s London Studio as a member of the central Creative Services Group where I am currently continuing in my role as Senior Sound Designer. Some of my SCEE credits include the Develop Award-winning Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Diggs Nightcrawler, God of War 3, and demos for Project Morpheus."

She also spent three years as Module Leader and Visiting Lecturer of the Audio Production MA course at the University of Westminster. 

"I am very proud to have recently become a STEM Ambassador and a Ukie Video Game Ambassador which allows me to try and inspire young people into pursuing STEM careers, such as a career in video games," she says. 

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

For the media

For the media

Here we hope you find everything you will need to research, write and publish your story or blog post.