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Creative Industries graduate destinations

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Our students and alumni regularly achieve successful careers when they graduate, as well as receiving industry recognition by winning major competitions and awards during and after their studies.

What kind of roles do our students find after graduating?

Gaming courses

Ross Nicholas
  • Michal Staniewski graduated from our BSc Computer Games Technology with a first class honours, and is now a game developer at Jagex.
  • Thomas Blunden, Junior Artist, Inkle.
  • Owen Westfield, Senior Artist, Frontier Developments.
  • Amy Hook, Animator, Frontier Developments.
  • Josh Newland, Programmer, Frontier Developments.
  • Ross Nicholas (pictured), Level Designer, Codemasters.
  • Bogdan Muresan, Junior Gameplay Programmer, Ubisoft Romania.
  • Holly Akrill, Lead Artist Polyfox.
  • Helen O'Dell, Concept Artist, WePlayVR/A.I Solve.
  • Jacob Stromqvist, Vehicle Artist, Codemasters.

Film and Media

BA (Hons) Film

  • Ed Frost, Theatrical Marketing Executive – Curzon/Artificial Eye.
  • Eleanor Bougie-Smith, Digital Marketing Expert/Professional Speaker/Digital Marketing Trainer.
  • Kayleigh Barnes, Marketing Professional (works with Cambridge Film Trust).
  • Jon Hazell, Junior Editor at VICE News.
  • Seyi Odusanya, Screenwriter (worked as part of writers room for BBC/CBeebies).
  • Shayne Thomas-Gordon, Sky Production Content Producer.
  • Adam Marsh, Freelance 3play Operator.
  • Alison Devlin, Content Producer/Charity Sector.
  • Mike Cooper, Media and Film Studies Teacher at JCoSS.
  • Charlotte Wibrew, Social Media Assistant.
  • Elle Haywood, Account Executive/Freelance Film Reviewer.
  • Charlotte Ross, Account manager twotogether (marketing/advertising).
  • Zoë Warburton, Marketing Manager.
  • Sean Seymour, Freelance TV/Film Floor Runner.
  • Alex Turner, Camera Trainee and 2nd Assistant Camera Operator.
  • Mel Francis, Senior Research Executive, Tokyoesque.
  • Andrew Cloke, Colorist/Post Production.
  • Alex Oliver, Freelance video Editor.

BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

  • Gabi Kazuikonyte is Senior VFX Coordinator with Cambridge-based visual effects studio Vine FX
  • Agata Kazmierczak works as a Technical Operator at BBC News in London
  • Victoria Burrows worked as a runner for Technicolor before becoming Production Coordinator and then Producer. She now works as a VFX Coordinator for Scanline
  • Jaimie Richmond, Runner for 'Task Master', Avalon.
  • Amber Gough and Paolo Sampson (2018), Autocue for 'BBC East'.
  • Poppy Billet, Gallery Runner, '24 Hours in A&E'.
  • Chris Anstey, Camera Assistant on 'Love Island' (NEP Group).
  • Lily Bruce, Senior Talent Consultant at Aspire.
  • Lucy Dear, Sports Production Co-ordinator, ITN Productions.
  • Shona Murray-Smith, started with post-production house Molinare, then Freemantle Media on 'X-Factor', now Production Co-ordinator at Kingdom.
  • Hayley Dean, Production Co-ordinator at Dock10.
  • Sam Cornish, Production Executive with Genesius Pictures, developing feature films such as 'Mrs Lowry & Son" and "The More You Ignore Me"
  • Pedro Riberio, freelance 1st Assistant Camera and Director of Photography work, with projects including '24: Live Another Day'; Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'; documentary 'World Cup 2014'. Now working in Australia with Network 10 and ABC.
  • Amy Willet (BA and MA), started with BBC Natural History Unit, now Production Co-ordinator at Plimsoll Productions.
  • Anne Evelin Lawford, successful freelance Director of Photography and Fine Artist shooting commercials and promos, as well as 2nd Unit Camera on feature films.
  • Dean Dodds Ramsey, Script Supervisor on television and films including 'Kick-Ass 2'.
  • Martin Galvin, Assistant Director on 'EastEnders' and 'Doctors'.

Music and Performing Arts

BA (Hons) Drama

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    • Elena Rigoni is now a trainee theatre director with the Young Vic Creators Programme, having graduated from our BA (Hons) Performing Arts. She directed her first production on our Festival of Performance module, supervised by our BA Drama lecturers.
    • David Alade (pictured) wrote and performed in Foxhunting at the Courtyard Theatre, a verbatim drama drawing on transcripts of interviews with South Londoners about their experiences of knife crime. David played the lead role of Thomas in Stormzy's short film Gang Signs and Prayer and recently starred in the West End transfer of The Fishermen, following the show's Stage Award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 run and two sold-out runs at the Arcola Theatre.
    • Oliver Scott is an actor, theatre director and presenter on commercial radio; as part of a freelance career, he has also taught acting at schools and universities around the country. Oliver gained a first-class degree in Drama at Anglia Ruskin University before training as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting. Since graduating Oliver has worked extensively in theatre in Shakespeare, pantomime, plays and comedies. He has directed UK tours of The Wind in the Willows in 2018 and Alice in Wonderland in 2019. Oliver has also been the resident director of the annual pantomime at the Grange Theatre in Northwich, Cheshire for the last four years.

    MA Music Therapy

    Jamal Glynn
    • Jamal Glynn (pictured), the first music therapist in the world to use steelpan, now works with Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health.
    • Rosie Axon became Founder and Director at Chiltern Music Therapy, a not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy to people of all ages across the UK
    • Rachael Stalker now works as a music therapist at a Special Needs School near Cambridge.

    Creative Writing

    • MA Creative Writing alumnus Leigh Chambers will publish her second novel Alice & Iris through Neem Tree Press in June 2025. The book was shortlisted for the 2019 Bath Novel Award, and longlisted for the 2019 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award.
    • Jan Casey graduated from our MA Creative Writing and is now a successful author, publishing five novels through Aria Fiction with her latest, The War Artist, released in May 2024.
    • MA Creative Writing graduate Anni Domingo is author of Breaking the Maafa Chain, winner of both an Escalator Award and the Myriad Manuscript Prize winner, as well as an actor, director and Chair of Theatre Peckham.
    • Jade Slaughter studied for her BA English Literature and MA Creative Writing at ARU, and is now Creative Content Manager for Scouts, the UK’s largest co-educational youth movement.
    • Penny Hancock, another MA Creative Writing graduate, has published five books through Mantle, with I Thought I Knew You winning the East Anglian Novel of the Year award 2019.
    • BA Writing and Film alumnus Joshua Winning has worked as Contributing Editor for Total Film, Film Reviewer for The Guardian and Radio Times, and authored several books including dark fantasy series The Sentinel Trilogy.
    Cover of "The Words in my Hand" by Guinevere Glasfurd
    • Guinevere Glasfurd's first novel, The Words in My Hand (pictured), was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, the Author's Club Best First Novel and longlisted for the Prix du Roman FNAC. Her second novel The Year Without Summer is due to be published in 2020. Guinevere is currently writer in residence at Wicken Fen, the National Trust's oldest reserve.
    • Kate Swindlehurst is Writer in Residence at Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Her first book The Station Master was shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award 2019. Her second, The Tango Effect: the Healing Power of Dance is due to be published through Unbound.
    • Ben Langley's first novel Dead Branches was published in June 20019 by Bloodshot Books.
    • Lynn Fraser's first novel, The Busy Mum’s Guide to Murder, was published by Orion in September 2019.
    • Carole Concha Bell's first novel was longlisted for Hachette UK's Mo Siewcharran Prize 2019.