With one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, Westminster School of Media, Arts, and Design prepare students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our strong reputation for professional and practice-based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and research, encouraging the development of reflective critical practitioners. In our industry-standard studios, workshops and laboratories we can provide you with an experience that matches as closely as possible the workplaces you will be entering. Surrounded by artists, producers, journalists, designers and musicians, all intent on producing their work to the highest possible standards, you will have the chance to collaborate with colleagues in group projects and team work.
What students will achieve at MAD
Many graduates from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design work in senior positions in the creative industries. They include Michael Jackson (one time Chief Executive of Channel 4); the fashion designer Marcus Lupfer, chart diva Karen Ramirez, Asif Kapadia (Director of Senna and The Warrior), John Woodward (former Chief Executive of the Film Council) and Chris Bailey (Creative Design Director at Burberry). Some 65% of the School's graduates go directly into employment in arts or media-related jobs with organizations as diverse as Sony UK, the BBC, Sky, independent production companies and a range of magazines, newspapers, and websites. Other graduates are working freelance or on short-term contracts in the worlds of film, photography, fashion, multimedia, graphic design, journalism, broadcasting, fine art, and animation. A significant number of graduates continue to study further at Masters or Ph.D. levels. The School has a highly rated research programme in both Media Communication and Art and Design, where it has pioneered a programme of practice-based PhDs. Some of our most successful graduates return to us as guest lecturers, while several of our research students have gone on to become lecturers and researchers within the School. Whatever your dream, to achieve it you will need talent, determination, commitment and tenacity, at MAD we can do the rest.
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