This month our five graduates have all established careers in the creative arts and are a sound designer who worked on Jurassic World, two playwrights who draw on very different life experiences, a professional artist, and the creator of Harris Finds His Feet.
Professor Ian Brown believes his time at school and at Edinburgh laid the foundations for his long and interesting career. He talks to us about enthralling lecturers and being a playwright.
It’s been a varied career, drawing on the foundations laid at school and at Edinburgh University.
Full-time playwright Ella Hickson talks to us about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, joining Bedlam Theatre and having the confidence to do the things you love.
There are few places in the world as beautiful, historic and romantic as Edinburgh. Every inch of the city is layered with hundreds of stories stretching back through history and for some reason you feel that in a way you don’t in other places. It’s the kind of city that makes you want to write.
Kittie Jones came to Edinburgh because she was thrilled with the idea of spending five years learning about the things she loved.
At that time Edinburgh College of Art had an annex off Inverleith Row which housed their fine art printmaking facilities – it was a magical place with Heath Robinson-esque contraptions inhabiting every room of its labyrinthine interior. This was where I first discovered my fascination and love for printmaking.
Patrick Meza’s lucky break came when he was hired as a Sound Design intern at LucasArts. He talks to us about getting his dream job and working on films such as Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Since graduating with my Masters in Sound Design, my degree has stood out a lot and given me an upper hand when applying for positions in the States.
Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner talks to us about how she attributes her success to a nurturing art school environment and plenty of hard work.
If I had to look back and describe what ECA did for me the word would think of would be ‘time’. There was time to spend on your ideas, with gentle guidance and a nurturing environment.
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