Pictured above: Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and Welsh Film Director Marc Evans.
Stars Support new Cardiff School
August 20, 2007
When the University of Glamorgan opens the doors to its new Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries this September, some of the UK’s best known industry professionals will be at its helm.
The University has appointed an ‘Advisory Board’, made up of visiting Professors who will advise the school on industry demands.
These five people will be: Dr Karl Jenkins, musician and composer, Robin Lyons, creator of SuperTed, Marc Evans film director, Terry Hands theatre director and Welsh actor Daniel Evans.
The Visiting Professors have already voiced their support for the new School, which will be a state-of-the-art hub for all creative and cultural courses at Glamorgan.
Here’s what the new Visiting Professors had to say:
Dr Karl Jenkins
“Having examined the technical and physical specifications of the ATRiuM, I believe it will play an important role in the development of musicians and composers in Wales. Its prominent position in the centre of Cardiff provides close proximity to the numerous creative and cultural events in the City, and the configuration of the music provision is first class. Essentially, the interdisciplinary configuration of the ATRiuM building will enable budding musicians to study in a ‘real world’ environment.”
Karl Jenkins - Adiemus
“There are currently many courses in animation available, but few that are focused on the needs of the industry. We see the M.A. course at the new Atrium as an opportunity not just to train animators to work in our ever-changing industry, but to educate people who will help bring about change, and take our industry forward.”
“For a small nation like Wales, a thriving film and television industry is vital and the opening of the ATRiuM can make a major contribution on the road to achieving that. It is especially exciting to see a facility where student writers, actors, designers and musicians can work on projects together.”
Snowcake clip "Dazlious" directed by Marc Evans and starring Sigourney Weaver
“The ATRiuM is a fantastic facility for up and coming young actors in Wales and beyond. The fact that actors will be able to train alongside creative people of other disciplines will not only enrich their education but also provide a great preparation for their future in the industry. I look forward to working with the faculty and to seeing the wealth of young talent which is generated there.”
Terry Hands CBE
“As theatre becomes more important, ATRiuM can play a significant role in developing future talent and future vision in Wales.”
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