London School of Film, Media and Design

A day of film, fashion, design and storytelling workshops

Students looking at fabric samplesThe London School of Film, Media and Design welcomed a group of enthusiastic, creative school students to the University of West London on Wednesday 23 November for a Taster Day. After a welcome by the Head of School Paul Lohneis and introduction to the University and the School the students spent the day attending workshops that covered the school’s specialist subject areas in Photography, Visual Effects, Graphic Design, Film Production, Fashion and Textiles, Advertising and Public RelationsMedia Production and English.

'The University of West London seems to be a uni with a warm community that I look forward to joining next year.' (Taster day student)

The students were also given a campus tour and career talk to see the excellent facilities they could use and learn about the work experience opportunities the school offers.

Dr Alan Outten shows our motion capture studioThe workshops offered an experience of what courses at the London School of Film, Media and Design are like, from transforming still photography for light and shadows to changing the emotional meaning of a scene in a film through music, to creating persuasive social media posts for an advertising and public relations campaign.

Students also got to see some of the state-of-the-art facilities, including the motion capture room used for visual effects and game design, Blast Studios broadcasting suite where broadcast journalism and radio and digital media students create stunning audio content, and our textiles workshop rooms where the students were able to try their hand at creating their own vibrant fabric patterns using simple shapes.

'The speakers gave a good explanation of what to expect in the course and at the University. It was very well planned and an enjoyable day - thank you for the experience.' (Taster day student)