The Arts and Design Newsletter- March 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 Middlesex Univeristy and University of Westminster who have gone on to work in the creative industries.

Joe Sims

Joe graduated from Middlesex University in 2002. In 2012 he won an Offie (People’s favourite male performance) for his role as alleged Texan killer Lee Fenton in As We Forgive Them at the Arcola Theatre in London, and in 2013 he starred alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman in ITV’s critically-acclaimed Broadchurch. Joe has more than 50 radio credits to his name, including a run on the much-loved Radio 4 drama The Archers.

Joe says: “I chose Middlesex because it came with a formidable reputation. Middlesex was one of the universities where alumni went on and forged themselves successful careers in television and theatre, and that was what inspired me to go really.

The first year was a bit of everything, giving us a veritable smorgasbord of routes into the theatre and laying solid foundations from which to build our careers upon. As the course progressed it gave us the opportunity to specialise in what we really wanted to pursue. There are people from the course who have had successful careers in lighting design and stage management because we had to do all of those things. It also gives you a heightened respect and appreciation for all factors of the theatre, knowing each of the jobs that as an actor you often just see going on around you.”

Asia Muci

Asia Muci, who graduated from the Media Management MA course at the University of Westminster with Distinction, was appointed to the role of Sales Executive at the Independent Film Compan. Please see full article here.

Ben Jennings


Ben Jennings, who graduated from the Illustration BA Honours course (now Illustration and Visual Communication BA Honours) at University of Westminster in 2012, was awarded the Political Cartoon of the Year for a second time, after winning the prestigious prize for the first time while he was still a student.  Please see full article here.