I am currently studying BA (Hons) Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Starting out with the interest in photography, I have branched out and developed a passion for the moving image; videography, cinematography and TV & Film Production. I am interested in the relationship between the still and the moving image and this is something I have been exploring within my contextual and creative practice. As a student of Interactive Arts – which is defined as a “dynamic, interdisciplinary course working across a wide range of creative practices.” - I have had the opportunity to collaborate with other students, professionals, have been involved with workshops with such professionals such as John Hegley and Hort Publishing. I have broadened my skills from video work to magazine publication and defined my own creative practice – discovering more meaning in my style of work. I have skills within: Digital Photography, Videography, Scanography, Digitital Editing/retouching, Lighting, Black &White Film Darkroom, Colour Film Darkroom
Responsibilities include working with customers, handling food, working in a fast pace environment, cash handling, electronic till usage, sticking to health and safety regulations. This job requires a lot of team work and knowing where your strengths are in tasks. I have worked in several different stores - covering shifts and a transfer from my home town - and being able to adapt to a new atmosphere is something I am very capable of. I have worked I have been trained to do Supervisor jobs such as important paperwork, training staff, lone opens and closings and I am regularly in charge when there is no manager present.
As a Workshop Assistant my job was to assist in arts and crafts workshops for people with moderate to profound and severe learning disabilities, working one to one. Accompanying participants on field trips, supporting tutors in provision of the workshops and helping to clear up workshops and helping to create project briefs. I work in particular with the photography workshop; helping people with camera usage and setting up. I also worked with the participants in ceramics and textiles workshops.
Interactive Arts is defined as a “dynamic, interdisciplinary course working across a wide range of creative practices.” The course is a student led, extremely open course meaning to a student that it can be anything you want it to be. I have always been interested in Photography and Interactive Arts was my way of being able to explore this interest without having to attach myself to a specific line of work. Throughout my time here I have developed an interest for Cinematography and Videography I am currently working on a project centred on this interest. We hold several exhibitions per year, we are assessed through presentations of our work and I have collaborated with other students, professionals of entirely different mediums, have been involved with workshops with such professionals such as John Hegley and Hort Publishing. I have broadened my skills from video work to magazine publication and defined my own creative practice – discovering more meaning in my style of work.
As Level Business Studies - C A Level English Literature - A A Level Photography - A A Level Psychology - C A Level General Studies - C
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Distinction Creative Craft (Life Drawing) - Pass
10 GCSE's grade A-C