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Barton Peveril Students Get Creative

Barton Peveril’s Careers in Creative Industries Day

Left to right: Freelance Designer and Maker Julia De Klerk, Director of Photography and former Barton Peveril student Tom Shawcroft, and Norwich University of the Arts and Barton Peveril alumni Thomas Hardwick.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College held their first ever Careers in Creative Industries Day, with guest speakers from around the country offering students an insight into the creative professions.

The guest speakers included Barton Peveril alumni Thomas Hardwick and Tom Shawcroft; Hardwick is studying Graphic Design at Norwich University of the Arts and Shawcroft is a Director of Photography working in Film and Television. Freelance Designer and Maker Julia De Klerk was also in attendance, discussing her work in fashion within the creative sector.

The day also featured lectures from representatives working in Hampshire’s Universities: Anna Pegg, Senior Teaching Fellow of Fashion Marketing and Management at Winchester School of Art; Mark Jones, Course Leader of BA (Hons) Product Design at Solent University; Tom Slevin, Course Leader of BA (Hons) Photography at Solent University; and Luke Shears, who is Solent University’s Artist in Residence.

“Following your passion is possible”

Former Wildern School pupil Rebecca Robson, whose A Levels at Barton Peveril include Photography, praised the event:

“Listening to guest speakers talk about their journey into the creative industries was fascinating. The speakers proved that following your passion is possible and this is especially true of the former Barton Peveril students who are now working in this area after being where I am today.”

Speaking on the day, Barton Peveril Careers Advisor Andrew Wareham said:

“The creative industries make up the third biggest sector of the UK economy, but many people still hold the view that there are no jobs in art and design. This event helped dispel that myth and introduced students to some of the many opportunities that exist to work in the creative sector and contribute to fields where the UK is already a global leader.”

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