The Arts and Design Newsletter- January 2018- Alumni

Careers in the Arts and Design are as varied as they are exciting. The alumni featured in this edition demonstrate the diverse range of opportunities available to graduates. This edition will focus on achievements of graduates from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and London Metropolitan University who have gone on to work in the creative industries.

Faye Whiffen

Faye graduated from Rose Bruford College in 2013 having studied Scenic Art. Faye was the first in her family to attend university and, while at the college, worked as a student ambassador.

After five years working as a freelancer, she is now Head Scenic Artist at Illusion, Design and Construct – which designs and constructs scenery and pops for all sectors of the entertainment industry.

Faye is currently working on the touring theatre production ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’. Previously, she has worked on various, largely theme park based, Disney projects. She was also involved with the Madame Tussaud ‘Sherlock Holmes Experience’ and ‘Alien: Escape’.

Follow Faye on Instagram here.

Noel Clarke

Noel studied Media at the University of North London (a predecessor of London Met) before training at London’s Actors Centre. His big break came in 2002 with the revival of hit show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in which he played Wyman Norris. His work on the stage won Noel the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003.

Noel wrote the screenplay for and starred in Kidulthood, released in 2006, and wrote, directed and starred in its sequels Adulthood and Brotherhood. His success led to a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009. More recently, Noel has focused on comic books , creating the monthly superhero series The Troop, for Titan Comics, to critical acclaim.

Imogen Belfield

Imogen studied Jewellery BA (Hons) at The Cass based at London Metropolitan. Since graduating she has received many awards, being named by Professional Jeweller Hot100 Awards as the Trendsetter Designer Jeweller in 2014.

As a graduate, Imogen won New Designer of the Year One Year On in 2010, Bright Young Gem 2011 at International Jewellery London, as selected by Hilary Alexander and Vivienne Becker, and in 2012 went onto win the Kick Start and Style Sight Trend award. Most notably, Imogen was selected to be part of the British Fashion Council’s Rock Vault at London Fashion Week, curated by Stephen Webster.

Imogen has been back to The Cass to give lectures on her work since graduating. She talks here about her career and how London Met helped her.