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  • 02 March, Monday
  • 03 March, Tuesday
  • 04 March, Wednesday
  • 05 March, Thursday
  • 06 March, Friday
  • 27 February, Thursday
  • 28 February, Friday
Compulsory Groups
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  • AS18-1
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  • C191-A
  • C191-B
  • C191-C
  • C191-D
  • C192-A
  • C192-B
  • DS18-1
  • DS18-2
  • DS19-1
  • DS19-2
  • DS19-3
  • E191
  • E192
  • E193
  • FS19-1
  • FS19-2
  • FS19-3
  • GS18-1
  • GS18-2
  • GS18-3
  • GS19-1
  • GS19-2
  • GS19-3
  • GS19-4
  • H191-A
  • H191-B
  • H192-A
  • H192-B
  • H193-A
  • H193-B
  • IS19-Games
  • IS19-Media
  • IS19-Music
  • J191-A
  • J191-B
  • J192
  • J193
  • K191-A
  • K191-B
  • K192
  • K193
  • MS19-1
  • MS19-2
  • No compulsory groups
  • NS18-1
  • NS18-2
  • NS19-1
  • NS19-2
  • O191-A
  • O191-B
  • O192-A
  • O192-B
  • O193
  • QS18-1
  • QS18-2
  • QS19-1
  • QS19-2
  • QS19-3
  • QS19-4
  • QS19-5
  • RS18-1
  • RS18-2
  • RS18-3
  • RS19-1
  • RS19-2
  • RS19-3
  • RS19-4
  • S191
  • S192
  • S193
  • T191-A
  • T191-B
  • T192-A
  • T192-B
  • T193-A
  • T193-B
  • VS18-1
  • VS18-2
  • VS18-3
  • VS18-4
  • VS19-1
  • VS19-2
  • VS19-3
  • VS19-4
  • WS18-1
  • WS18-2
  • WS19-1
  • WS19-2
  • XS18-1
  • XS19-1
  • XS19-2
  • Y191-A
  • Y191-B
  • Y192
  • Y193
  • ZS19-1
  • ZS19-2
  • ZS19-3
  • ZS19-4

This is Stephen Graham

A career retrospective of one the UKs finest actors. Stephen Graham talks candidly about his career which has seen him working alongside the likes of Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and of course the hugely talented Shane Meadows.

Alan Mcgee: Creation and ruling the world with Oasis

Music industry legend Alan McGee will be chatting about setting up an era-defining record label, signing and managing influential bands including Oasis and Primal Scream, ruling the waves, and waiving the rules.

Music Agent to the Stars

Want to hear the most famous Live Agents of all time? Co-founder of International Talent Booking, Barry Dickins, will reveal how he got started in the music business, how he survived and became the most successful live agent on the planet.

The Top of the Business

Ever wanted to know how to get signed by a label? Come and meet Capitol Records Co-President, Nick Raphael and hear about his vast experience in the music business.

Bringing Overlooked and Untold Stories to the Screen

A career retrospective of one the UK's finest documentary filmmakers.

A Reality in VFX for Spider-Man: Homecoming

This masterclass will look at the innovative techniques used to create visually striking 3D worlds, memorable characters and unforgettable visual experiences.

Pursuing a Creative Career at Games Workshop, home of Warhammer – 2PM

Games Workshop is the largest and the most successful hobby miniatures company in the world.

Pursuing a Creative Career at Games Workshop, home of Warhammer – 4PM

Games Workshop is the largest and the most successful hobby miniatures company in the world.

Wigflex Presents: How to put on your own festival

Music event producer Avarni Bilan will be talking about her role working for local record label and events company Wigflex, and how they have grown from organising small one off parties, to curating 'Wigflex City Festival'.

Radio Killed the Video Star

Suzanne Chesterton will show you Distorted’s portal, how everything works with distribution and how to make radio shows using Ableton.

Songwriting Camp – 2PM

Co-writing under pressure is a useful approach to being a successful writer. Prepare to roll your sleeves up and work to a super tight deadline to complete a song in two hours with musician Ajay Henry!

Songwriting Camp – 10AM

Co-writing under pressure is a useful approach to being a successful writer. Prepare to roll your sleeves up and work to a super tight deadline to complete a song in two hours with musician Ajay Henry!

The Life of a DJ/Producer

Genix has been making money from his music for nearly two decades, and during that time has witnessed the industry change beyond recognition.

For Those About to Rock

Lee Wrathe's talk will offer insight into the diverse range of job opportunities available to up and coming, progressive Musicians.

MLC Jam!

Following the success of last years session we would love to invite you to take part in the MLC Jam Session 2020.

Do It For Real: Music

Do It For Real is all about Confetti students getting real industry opportunities whilst studying, to help them get work in the creative industries.

Audio Research at the BBC

Senior Research and Development Engineer will talk through his work in the world or research: essential listening for those wanting to pursue their research.

Foals and Everything Everything Else

Bass-playing demon Jeremy Pritchard will be talking about life as a touring and recording musician with internationally renowned bands Everything Everything and Foals.

Hear Me Now! Sound Systems in 2020

Sinai main man Huw Williams will talk though the history of the Sinai Sound System, putting a sound system together, the logistics of touring around the UK and Europe and how he combines old-school reggae sound system ideas with modern scientific principles.

Songwriting Camp with Tori Sheard – 2PM

Co-writing under pressure is a useful approach to being a successful writer. Prepare to roll your sleeves up and work to a super tight deadline to complete a song in 2 hours with musician Tori Sheard!

Songwriting Camp with Tori Sheard – 10AM

Co-writing under pressure is a useful approach to being a successful writer. Prepare to roll your sleeves up and work to a super tight deadline to complete a song in 2 hours with musician Tori Sheard!

Darling Leave a Light on for Me: The Wonderful World of the Lighting Designer

Rosie Haigh will be discussing he experiences in the lighting world, from small venues through to the big festivals. She’ll be talking through the design process, what to expect on tour, different consoles and how to find opportunities to further your career.

How to Stay on the Pitch in the Music Business

Hear from A&R consultant and leading music industry figure, Paul Adam as he gives an insight into how the music industry has changed over the last 25 years. Paul has worked for some of the biggest record labels, whilst also working with booking agencies, radio companies and Spotify!

Mastering the James Burt Single – 11AM

Owner of Formation Audio and Confetti lecturer JP Braddock will walk through the process of the mastering artist James Burt's single, recently recorded by world-renowned producer Al Groves.

Mastering the James Burt Single – 9AM

Owner of Formation Audio and Confetti lecturer JP Braddock will walk through the process of the mastering artist James Burt's single, recently recorded by world-renowned producer Al Groves.

Confessions of a Female Tour Manager

Touring for over three decades with some of the most notorious rock bands, Kim Hawes’ advice isn’t something you want to miss if you’re interested in achieving in the music industry.

How Will We Ever Manage? A Dive Into What an Artist Manager Actually Does

Sammi Wild will be exploring the role of the artist manager in 2020 drawing on her experience at ATC management: home of PJ Harvey, Johnny Marr, Shura, Nick Cave and many others.

Getting your Music into Film and TV

Come and listen to Patrick Cloherty explain what he does as Head of UK sync services and the best way to get your music to the right people in this very competitive part of the business.

It’s an Easy Life

Producer Rob Milton will talk about his journey through the world of music, landing on his current work with Island Records and his experience of signing Easy Life.

How to Make Social Media Work for You and Your Music

Serial entrepreneur and marketer, Alex McCann will be giving you the best tips and tricks when it comes to promoting your music and brand on all social media platforms.

How to Make Money from Your Music

There’s no better person to explain how you make money from your music, and how to manage your money as an artist.

Live Sound For Real

Freelance Sound Engineer and Tour Manager Hannah Brodrick will give you an insight into life as a jobbing sound engineer, lending her advice on how to make it in the cut-throat world of live sound and the touring circuit.

Closing the Gap: Studying to Working in the Games Industry

A personal guide on the journey from studying to working within the games industry, and the steps required to allow you to achieve your goal.

Portfolio Review

Come along to this portfolio review for 3rd Year Games Art students to have your work looked at by some industry experts.

Tom Dale Company Live Performance Motion Capture

This is a hands-on session for VFX and Games Production third years to work in the motion capture suite with an experienced leading UK contemporary dancer on a cutting-edge project.

Burnout Culture: From Students to Studios

Making art in the games industry can be tough. Join Anna Hollinrake as she discusses important lessons about taking care of your well-being when working as an artist.

Alexa…Let’s Play a Game!

A look into the potential for interactive speaker-based games.

The Freelance Artist’s Handbook

An overview of what art directors look for from freelance artists in the games industry and how to tailor your portfolio accordingly.

Games Expo

For the third year at Confetti’s Industry Week we will be showcasing the vibrant and exciting tabletop gaming industry with another Tabletop Gaming Expo day.

Programming Techniques, Tips and Tricks for Games

Join Ben Parbury in a workshop focusing on understanding some of the core fundamentals of programming, testing, team workflow and troubleshooting.

Professional 3D Asset Development Pipelines

In this event, Joe Tyas will cover high-level techniques, tips and tricks in developing professional assets using Maya and 3DS Max.

Fan Art to Professional Games Art

Joe Tyas will break down for students exactly what it took for him to go from fan art to working as a professional environment artist for the Gears of War franchise at Splash Damage.

Kick Start into Design for Games

What the heck is design? After learning about the various roles of design for the past three years, Rhianne Murphy will be sharing her experiences into the various branches of design and how to start developing your skills or learn more about design.

The Long Road to the Supermassive

Join Maggie Mojsiejuk on her journey from student at Confetti to Junior Games Designer for Supermassive Games. Learn about how to make the most of the opportunities around you and succeed!

Do It For Real: Games

We’ve invited some of Confetti’s top graduates from games courses to talk about their industry experiences since leaving, and answer all your questions.

Passion + Professionalism = Games Design

Join Callum Hancock in a talk about the importance of working on personal projects whilst studying and securing a dream job in the gaming industry, as he draws on his own experiences in this relatable and informative talk.

It Takes 4 To Tango

Mercury nominated Portico Quartet will be answering questions on their career and processes. Hosted by Midlands BBC legend Dean Jackson.

Mindfulness Training – 2PM

This workshop is an intensive introduction to mindfulness and how, through daily practise, it can help you develop not only as a creative but also personally.

Mindfulness Training – 11AM

This workshop is an intensive introduction to mindfulness and how, through daily practise, it can help you develop not only as a creative but also personally.

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing returns at Metronome to give you access to the best live and local music, for free. The show will be recorded for radio broadcast.

Character Art Workshop

The character art workshop is a talk outlining a standardised pipeline for developing PBR character for games.

The Importance of Visual Composition in Games

Erol will be talking about the importance of compositional techniques in the games art and production environment.

NUSIC – Meet the Radio Humans

Music industry experts advise you on how to get your music on the radio in this interactive workshop.

Working in the Creative Industries – 3PM

In this event Sophie Power will talk through the role of a junior designer, how to apply, and what her company looks for in a beginner portfolio.

Working in the Creative Industries – 1PM

In this event Sophie Power will talk through the role of a junior designer, how to apply, and what her company looks for in a beginner portfolio.

Character Animation for Designers – 10:45AM

Joe Le Huquet will offer a practical and hands-on workshop to Graphics and Digital Design students focussed on the tips and tricks on character animation for designers.

Character Animation for Designers – 9AM

Joe Le Huquet will offer a practical and hands-on workshop to Graphics and Digital Design students focussed on the tips and tricks on character animation for designers.

The Art Of The Hip-Hop Album Cover – 3PM

This unique and inspiring workshop will give graphic design students the opportunity to learn about how to interpret stylistic intentions when creating album cover for a hip-hop artist.

The Art Of The Hip-Hop Album Cover – 1PM

This unique and inspiring workshop will give graphic design students the opportunity to learn about how to interpret stylistic intentions when creating album cover for a hip-hop artist.

The Art Of The Hip-Hop Album Cover – 10:45AM

This unique and inspiring workshop will give graphic design students the opportunity to learn about how to interpret stylistic intentions when creating album cover for a hip-hop artist.

The Art Of The Hip-Hop Album Cover – 9AM

This unique and inspiring workshop will give graphic design students the opportunity to learn about how to interpret stylistic intentions when creating album cover for a hip-hop artist.

Achieving the Perfect Triangle

In this talk, Adam Dewhirst will look at work from Double Negative on the film Hobbs and Shaw, and approach the question - how can you achieve the perfect balance of high quality for a rigid budget in a quick turnaround?

All Things Concept Art

EA Criterion Concept Artist - James Lewis-Vines - explains how he got started, his advice for young artists today and his insight into the world of Concept Art.

Consistency is key

Gerry Vasbenter talks to Confetti tutor Michael Jobling about a career behind the lens.

Do It For Real: Media

Do It For Real is all about Confetti students getting real industry opportunities whilst studying, to help them get work in the creative industries.

Workshopping! – 1PM

This practical hands-on workshop will offer some invaluable insights into the skills required to perform both on stage and on the small screen.

Workshopping! – 10AM

This practical hands-on workshop will offer some invaluable insights into the skills required to perform both on stage and on the small screen.

How to Get Ahead in TV and Film Production

If you want to work in the TV and/or Film industry then this talk is essential. Discover how to get not just your first job, but your second, third…and the rest!

Character Design Workshop – 2PM

Bring some pens for this informal session with Rumpus Animation’s Seb Burnett as he talks about his character design process, be it for illustration, animation or game design.

Character Design Workshop – 11AM

Bring some pens for this informal session with Rumpus Animation’s Seb Burnett as he talks about his character design process, be it for illustration, animation or game design.

Magazine Design

Andy Afford will guide you through the do’s and don'ts of Magazine design in this inspiring, informative talk.

Business Skills for the Creative Industry

In this session Tess Redburn will demystify the world of freelance work in Graphic Design and good practice of those looking to enter that field of work.

Accessibility in Design

In this talk James Hall will guide you through accessibility issues within UX/UI design and what creative inclusive design look like.

So You’re a Designer: Tips on Building Experience and Skills Relevant to a Rapidly Changing Industry

Alex Traska gives you a blow-by-blow account of good, bad and ugly ways to approach employers or secure internships, gives you tips on how to develop self-initiated projects that will boost your portfolio, and how to showcase the wide range of skills you'll need to make yourself indispensable in the constantly mutating role of 'designer'.

Get a Grip!

Rupert Lloyd Parry will discuss the role of the Grip during the production of feature films and television drama whilst giving a valuable insight into this exciting role.

Making #Content – Creating Comedy For YouTube

The comedy trio of Tom, Eddie and Elliott with be sharing their experiences, discussing their process for creating YouTube content, working with other creatives, expanding their brand and more.

Writing for TV

With almost two decades of experience in the TV industry, Adam Redfern will offer an insight on how he managed to break into the industry and what goes into writing for TV.

Inclusion, Diversity, Awareness and Opportunity within the VFX Industry

If you want to work in the VFX industry then this guest lecture is not to be missed.

Acting Up! – 1PM

Enjoy this hands-on, practical acting workshop from an award-winning actor from both stage and screen.

Acting Up! – 10AM

Enjoy this hands-on, practical acting workshop from an award-winning actor from both stage and screen.

Creating Magic – Producing Genre Short Films

Sophie Black and her writing partner Tommy Draper share their experiences and discuss how to write, fund and produce high concept genre films while maintaining a distinct style all their own.

Frame by Frame: Behind the Scenes at Aardman

Director and Animator Will Becher delved behind the scenes to build on the creation of the worlds best-loved characters. The session examined the techniques that bring an entertaining story to life frame-by-frame with a focus on the stop motion and VFX crossover.

King of Iron Fist

Enter the Challenge Cup, Confetti's Annual Gaming Tournament hosting the 10th King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Freelancing in the eSports Industry as a Professional Commentator and Writer

Join Ibriz Daya in his journey into the eSports industry and learn how to gain success in following your passion.

Gamer, Gamer

Award-winning comedians, and some familiar faces, guest in the videogames comedy panel show in the battle to become the "Gamer Gamer" Gamer!

Confetti Games Jam

Confetti’s postgraduate students are hosting another competitive Game Jam event for charity during Industry Week 2020.

Freelance Friday – The Hive

The Hive are coming to Industry Week to introduce the benefits and challenges of working freelance or setting up your own business in the creative industries.