Degree Showcase celebrates the work of this year’s graduates

Thursday June 15, 2017

Degree Showcase Awards

On 7 & 8 June we welcomed family, friends and industry professionals to our dedicated TV & Film hub – Space2 – to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of this year’s graduating degree students. From games designers and TV & filmmakers, to music producers and sound engineers – our students displayed their diverse range of skills through complex final year projects – such as documentaries, videogame levels, remixes and mastering portfolios.

If you didn’t make it you can see examples of our students’ work in our online Degree Showcase

We kicked off the Degree Showcase with a private view and invited industry professionals and local leaders to come and have a look around, giving our students the opportunity to network and showcase their talents to potential employers.

Industry professionals such as our TV & Film ambassador Vicky McClure, Andy Davis from Splash Damage and one part of Nottingham Duo and Confetti alumni Congi – Gaz Frost turned up to see the work of the next generation of creative and technical talent. Our students even got to brush shoulders with the Sheriff of Nottingham!

Excitement was high as the doors to the Degree Showcase opened for a second day for the general public, family and friends to visit.

Our FdA Music Performance students took to the stage in our dedicated Live & Technical Events Workspace showcasing the skills they have developed during their course in a series of performances supported by FdSc Live & Technical Events. In our 25 seat screening room our FdSc TV & Film students’ films and documentaries were played throughout the day and our Game and VFX students were on hand to demo their work to visitors. 

College level students from Confetti and our partner institution Access to Music, were given the opportunity to tour the exhibition and talk to the degree students about the courses that many of them will be returning to study next year. 

As day turned to evening, students and their family and friends gathered in the Space2 TV studio for the Degree Showcase awards ceremony, hosted by Notts TV presenter Iain Chambers. The best degree students were recognised and rewarded for their hard work and dedication. One by one, the 16 winners collected their awards and gave speeches which highlighted the important role the support of Confetti tutors, their families and peers have had on their achievements.

The evening festivities were a true testament to Confetti’s dedication to creating and maintaining a tight-knit community which supports talent and personal development. The Milo Kelly Memorial Award was given for the second year in a row to celebrate the most promising up and coming talent from within the ranks of 1st year degree students. Along with a brand new award – Do It For Real Award which was given to the student that had participated in the most work experience and out of class activity throughout their studies.

The evening ended on a celebratory note as Confetti CEO Craig Chettle took to the stage to award the Student of the Year accolade to James Hutton. 

From all of us here at Confetti we would like to congratulate all exhibiting students for their outstanding performance this year!