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Students from Soham Village College in East Cambridgeshire worked with Norwich based film makers, Reel Connections to design and develop ten films which give a short introduction to the sectors included in the Creative Industries. They sourced, interviewed and filmed industry professionals who live and work in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk. We hope they give you an insight into what each job entails and the routes you could follow to get a job doing something similar.  

Bella Singleton | Textile Design

I am the Founder of Bella Singleton (printed accessories/clothing brand)

I went to Framlingham College, Suffolk

Then I studied at Falmouth University (Art Foundation), Leeds College of Art (Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design)

Harold Offeh | Fine Artist

As an Artist work in many places both in the UK and internationally. As a lecturer, I’m a Reader in Fine Art and Leeds Beckett University and a visiting tutor in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art.

I went to Highgate Wood School. A comprehensive school in North London

Then I did a BA in Critical Fine Art at the University of Brighton and an MA in Fine Art at The Royal College of Art

Roxanne Kindersley | Apprentice Letter Cutter and Carver

I work at The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge

I went to Corsham Academy School, Wiltshire. When I attended it was specifically an Arts Academy

Then I studied at London College of Fashion, for one year but decided a university route was not the way for me.

Sam Dumiak | Head of Media and Assets Global ELT

I work at Cambridge University Press

I went to Dame Alice Harpur School, Bedford – now Bedford Girls School

Then I went to art college – London College of Printing (now London College of Communication and part of University of Arts, London) and I studied graphic design  

Alicia Tibbs | Designer

I work at Tin Fish Creative Communications LTD

I went to Spalding High School, and my college was the College of West Anglia (Wisbech Campus)

Then I Studied at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe studying BA(Hons): Creative Advertising

Sam Aaron | Live Coder

I work at Sonic Pi

I went to Stoke-on-Trent (0-11 years ), Boston (11-16 years) and Bristol (16-18 years)

Then I studied for a BSc in Software Engineering and also completed a PhD in Computer Science both at Newcastle University.

Freida Midgley | Archivist

I work at Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

I went to Chesterton Community College, and Hills Road Sixth Form College

Then I studied for a BA in Archaeology and History at York, then MA Medieval Studies. I trained as an archivist at University College London (MA in Archives and Records Management)

Freelance Arts Coordinator and Musician

I work at Young Norfolk Arts and other arts organisations across the East

I went to Ely College for secondary and sixth form, plus Popular Music BTEC at Cambridge Regional College

Then I studied at Norwich University of the Arts, Visual Studies

Carl Homer | Director, Cambridge TV

I work at Cambridge TV

I went to South Bromsgrove High School

Then I studied at Cambridge University (Robinson College), studied English

Jonathon Polley | Architect

I work at Jonathan Polley Architects

I went to Putteridge High School, Luton and Luton sixth college

Then I studied HNC in Building at St Albans Technical College and went to Manchester School of Architecture

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