Students enjoy creative industries festival

Saturday March 26, 2022

Confetti students in production gallery

Confetti students were treated to a range of inspiring masterclasses, talks, performances, game jams and expos at the annual Confetti Industry Week. 

Over 200 inspiring hours across just five days, 102 experts and leaders from the creative industries gave some valuable industry insights and advice for students studying at Confetti.

A jam-packed week!

The week had so many highlights. Monday kicked off in style when esports producers, award-winning filmmakers, EA Games, and graphic designers joined one of the most influential figures in music – William Orbit – and documentary maker and DJ, Don Letts on the headliner list.

On International Women’s Day, Linda Perry beamed in from her studio in Los Angeles, talking students through how she helped shape the sounds of musicians such as P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele. The former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes gave some inspiring words of wisdom, and was complementary of the questions fielded by the student audience.

Hands-on activities ran throughout the week, ranging from a mastering session from Radio 1 senior producer, Andy Rogers, games art workshop from Rich Perrotta (Marvel and DC), demos from Focusrite and SSL, and an inspiring talk and workshop from Digit Music on making music accessible to all.

Most sessions were available to all students, regardless of which course or level, allowing for great opportunities to learn and collaborate. This included a game jam, organised by postgraduate students, and an international 48hour game design joint challenge with students from JAMK University in Finland!

Student band - Left Hand Lane - performing at Metronome
Confetti band, Left Hand Lane performing at BBC Introducing
VFX expert, Eleonora D’onofrio
Music legend, Don Letts at Metronome
Music legend, Don Letts being interviewed

Industry guests praise students

The Confetti team have been inundated with messages of thanks from the industry guests who were blown away by the facilities, student opportunities, and the enthusiasm shown by students throughout the week.

Live music and entertainment events expert, Liz Hobbs

Confetti students Do It For Real

As is the way at Confetti, students even got the chance to gain real-life work experience.

Film Production, Television Production and Esports Production students undertook various roles, including content creators, videographers and photographers, and a number of students supported with event set-ups, production, and live broadcasts, whilst on Wednesday evening BBC Introducing saw Confetti student band, Left Hand Lane, perform to a sell-out crowd.

TV students-directing workshop-Confetti-Industry-Week
TV student capturing footage from a workshop from Sarmad Masud

Check out Confetti Industry Week

You can head over to the Confetti Industry Week website to look over this year’s stellar line-up. It’s also jam-packed full of great video content from previous years, thanks to our OnDemand section!

Visit the Confetti Industry Week website