On Wednesday 15 June we opened the doors to our HE centre and invited in family, friends and industry leaders to browse the best work from this year’s graduating degree students. Exhibiting the work of the next generation of creative and technical talent, this year’s Confetti Degree Showcase has been the best one yet.
The rainy weather outside did not dampen the mood of exhibiting students and excitement was palpable as the doors to the Showcase opened and the first visitors stepped through the door. Family, friends, prospective students and graduates alike walked through the Confetti HE centre and our flagship studio Electric Mayhem to see first-hand what months of work and preparation from some of the most talented creative graduates in the UK looks, sounds and feels like.
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.
As day turned to evening, students and their family and friends gathered in Antenna for the Degree Showcase awards ceremony. Hosted by Notts TV presenter Richard Spurr, the awards recognised excellence and rewarded the best degree students 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 a special introduction to this year’s awards and celebrated the most promising up and coming talent from within the ranks of 1st year degree students.
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 Reece Taylor. In an exciting twist he also announced a special prize for all those who were named Student of the Year in their respective fields in the form of an internship.
From all of us here at Confetti we would like to congratulate all winners and nominees for their outstanding performance!
Student of the Year
Milo Kelly Rising Star Award
FdSc Games Technology Student of the Year
FdSc Music Technology Student of the Year
BSc Audio & Recording Technology Student of the Year
FdSc TV & Film Student of the Year
Student Ambassador of the Year
Achievement in Postproduction
Best Client Led Production
Achievement in Industry
Jack Wright – Plus Ultra Records
Achievement in Audio Engineering
Best Music Production
Tom Smith & George French
Achievement in Game Concept
Achievement in Level Design
Achievement in Games Audio
Achievement in 3D Design