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  • 1 March, Friday
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  • 8 March, Friday
Compulsory Groups
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  • AS17-1
  • AS18-1
  • AS18-2
  • DS17-1
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  • DS17-3
  • DS18-1
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  • DS18-3
  • E181
  • E182
  • E183
  • FS18-1
  • FS18-2
  • FS18-3
  • GS17-1
  • GS17-2
  • GS17-3
  • GS18-1
  • GS18-2
  • GS18-3
  • GS18-4
  • H181
  • H182
  • H183
  • IS18-Games
  • IS18-Media
  • IS18-Music
  • J181
  • J182
  • J183
  • K181
  • K182
  • K183
  • MS18-1
  • MS18-2
  • MS18-3
  • No compulsory groups
  • NS17-1
  • NS18-1
  • NS18-2
  • O181
  • O182
  • O183
  • QS17-1
  • QS17-2
  • QS18-1
  • QS18-2
  • QS18-3
  • RS17-1
  • RS17-2
  • RS17-3
  • RS18-1
  • RS18-2
  • RS18-3
  • S181
  • S182
  • S183
  • T181
  • T182
  • T183
  • VS17-1
  • VS17-2
  • VS17-3
  • VS18-1
  • VS18-2
  • VS18-3
  • VS18-4
  • WS17-1
  • WS17-2
  • WS18-1
  • WS18-2
  • XS17-1
  • XS17-2
  • XS18-1
  • XS18-2
  • Y181
  • Y182
  • Y183
  • ZS18-1
  • ZS18-2
  • ZS18-3
  • ZS18-4
  • ZS18-5

Content Creators and Game Developers

Markstrom, live streamed from North Carolina US, will be discussing some of the most important themes with how content creators are changing the games industry via streaming platforms.

Cloud Imperium

As a former Confetti student, Callum will be going over his path going from University life, straight into working in the games industry.

NUSIC Academy Workshop – Meet the Radio Humans

WORKSHOP - Music industry experts advise you on how to get your music on the radio.

Adapting to Changing Media

Learn how the TV industry has changed, how the rise of social media has impacted it and why there is no such thing as a normal day in in community management.

The Dark Art of Cutting Records – 2PM

Nick Strang will give you an introduction on how to cut your very own vinyl!

The Dark Art of Cutting Records – 1PM

Nick Strang will give you an introduction on how to cut your very own vinyl!

The Dark Art of Cutting Records – 11AM

Nick Strang will give you an introduction on how to cut your very own vinyl!

The Dark Art of Cutting Records – 10AM

Nick Strang will give you an introduction on how to cut your very own vinyl!

A Rhapsody in Motion – Jennifer Wynne

With an impressive back catalogue of work Jen will offer an insight in to role of the Production Manger on big budget productions.

Award Winning VFX – Chris Cook

Chris and his team are also responsible for the creation of some of Hollywood's most iconic characters, including Baby Groot & Winnie The Pooh. Along side his team they have accumulated an impressive 5 Academy Award VFX nominations.

In Conversation with Henry Normal

For 17 years Henry was managing director of multi award winning production company – Baby Cow Productions. Henry talks about the complexities of making television and how to turn your ideas into reality

Prickly Business – Deborah Haywood

Director Deborah Haywood talks about her critically acclaimed short film, Pin Cushion, a dark fairytale about bullying and social isolation.

Creature Comforts – Paul Warren

From Harry Potter to Captain America and from The Force Awakens to The Last Jedi learn about life as a creature performer and actor.

Going Rogue – Julian Foddy (ILM)

Julian Foddy has worked for ILM for almost four years as Visual Effects Supervisor and has worked on Rogue One, Ready Player One and Transformers: The Last Knight

The Hive Workshop

This is designed for students with a business idea and will help you scope out the basic elements of your business and how you can help your customers

Spark Confetti Roadshow

Kickstart Industry Week and ‘Find Your Spark’ to start your own enterprise. 

Storytelling in News Production – Lee Byatt

Experienced BBC and Sky News camera operator and editor Lee Byatt will be giving insight into exactly how the news shapes the story and giving students the opportunity to create their own news package.

Visual Composition in Games – Erol Kentli – 1PM

Erol Kentli Lead Artist at Splash Damage will discuss the importance of Visual Composition in Games.

Visual Composition in Games – Erol Kentli – 12PM

Erol Kentli Lead Artist at Splash Damage will discuss the importance of Visual Composition in Games.

Understanding Player Diversity – Chris Bateman – 3PM

Chris Bateman acclaimed games designer, philosopher and author will be talking about the importance of understanding player diversity when developing games.

Understanding Player Diversity – Chris Bateman – 2PM

Chris Bateman acclaimed games designer, philosopher and author will be talking about the importance of understanding player diversity when developing games.

Award-winning comedians play classic, rare and brand new videogames in the battle to become the Games master.

Unequalled Media – Livestream Demos – 3:30PM

Unequalled Media will take you through the process of managing an individual stream from your bedroom through to a broadcast standard environment that is worthy of the world stage.

Unequalled Media – Livestream Demos – 2PM

Unequalled Media will take you through the process of managing an individual stream from your bedroom through to a broadcast standard environment that is worthy of the world stage.

Unequalled Media – Livestream Demos – 11:30AM

Unequalled Media will take you through the process of managing an individual stream from your bedroom through to a broadcast standard environment that is worthy of the world stage.

Unequalled Media – Livestream Demos – 10AM

Unequalled Media will take you through the process of managing an individual stream from your bedroom through to a broadcast standard environment that is worthy of the world stage.

The 5 Decades of Game Development

The Oliver Twins join our Confetti IW19 games roster with five decades of games development.

Creative Industries Expo

The second Confetti Games Expo is an opportunity for students to sample the world of tabletop games.

Do It For Real – Games

Join Confetti Alumni Stef, Brad and Adam for a discussion on their journey as games enthusiasts to now working for one of the biggest AAA Game companies in the world, Rockstar Games.

Animation Guru – Chris Seed

Chris will provide insight on the typical life of an animator working on a longform animation series, such as Floogals, providing tips and lessons he’s learnt along the way.

Comics – The Art of Storytelling

Telling a story in comic form involves problem solving, design, and illustration. The challenge is to present a narrative readers follow effortlessly.

Bridging the Gap: From Studying to the Games Industry

The session will be an outline of Steve’s career path, including his roles past and present as well as his education, and how each experience has given him skills and knowledge which serve him well in his current role.

Rainbow Jam: GameJam for charity

Run by Confetti’s postgraduate students, this is a competitive Game Jam, pitching 6 teams against each other in order to fundraise with the Rainbow Hospice for children and young adults.

Telemetry in Games – Ben Parbury

Ben Parbury is a Programmer at Team 17 collaborating with fellow developers around the globe to bring their games to fruition.

Songwriting Camp with Rob Green – 1PM

What’s it like to write a song in 2 hours with lots of other people? Well it’s a modern method for sure..so why not book on and find out!

Songwriting Camp with Rob Green – 10AM

What’s it like to write a song in 2 hours with lots of other people? Well it’s a modern method for sure..so why not book on and find out!

Portfolio review with Shayleen Hulbert

Spend 15 minutes one-on-one with Shayleen to show her your portfolio and get some industry relevant advice for improving your work and preparing for industry. For HE Games Art students only.

Portfolio review with Rachele Doimo

Spend 15 minutes one-on-one with Rachele to show her your portfolio and get some industry relevant advice for improving your work and preparing for the industry. Open to HE Games Art students only.

From the Sex Pistols to Radiohead: how to sign bands to influence a generation

Come, pull up a chair and find out about the journey of one if the UK’s genuine music business legends.

Vocal Workshop with Yazmin Lacey – 1PM

Renowned singer Yazmin Lacey will give you some killer vocal tips in this dynamic 2 hour session!

Vocal Workshop with Yazmin Lacey – 10AM

Renowned singer Yazmin Lacey will give you some killer vocal tips in this dynamic 2 hour session!

Challenge Cup featuring King of Iron Fist 2019

Hosted by Confetti’s Games Team, season 2 of the Confetti Challenge Cup returns home to Antenna! Be

VFX: From Script to Screen – James Mac

James will break down the VFX process using a selection of projects as examples, showing students how they evolve from script to screen.

Imaginative Illustration – Sarah McConnell

Spend some time with Sarah McConnell and learn about the secrets of illustrating for children’s books.

A Life in Live Sound – Andy Roberts

Andy will talk through his experience as an engineer in his current role heading up the team at the 02 Academy in Leicester.

Exile on Tim Street

Tim will be giving a performance using a bespoke hard and software set up to create music from nothing. A force to behold!

Blitz and Bitcoin – Rusty Egan

Rusty will talk about key points in his life…from bringing Kraftwerk to the UK, setting up seminal electronic band Visage and the New Romantics club the Blitz club.

Cel Spellman: The Boy Wonder

Cel will chat about his life in the world of media, from his rise to fame at such a young age, to his current status as a modern super-talent.

A Career in YouTube – Jack Howard

Jack Howard has almost half a million subscribers to his YouTube Channel hear his musings on making a successful career as a creative.

Mandy.com – Business of Production Workshop

Mandy.com is one of the world’s leading websites and databases for film and television production crew, talent and service providers.

Shoot for the Stars – Jermaine Edwards

Cinematography is a hugely competitive business. Learn how Jermaine forged a career for himself.

Mandy.com – Business of Acting Workshop

Mandy.com is one of the world’s  leading websites and databases for film and television production crew, talent and service providers.

Documentary Photography – Aria Shahrokhshahi

A picture can say a thousand words. Learn the art of capturing award winning photographs with Aria’s hands on workshop.

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.

Taking Control – Tristan Bernays

An ideal short course for actors interested in writing their own work, and developing their first ever one-person show.

Life After Drama School – Talk and Q&A – Tristan Bernays

In this session, Tristan will discuss – honestly and openly – how to prepare for the challenges that a career in theatre and the arts holds

So You’re a Designer – Alex Traska

Get top tips from for making evidence based creative decisions.

Calibre – Wellington Films

Listen to the production team from Calibre talk about the trials and tribulations of making the film in this exclusive event.

Theatrical Musings – Jude Christian

Learn top performance tips from this Manchester based theatre director.

Where Nottingham Meets – Natalie Owen

Natalie Owen, Graphic Designer at Nottingham’s iconic publication LeftLion offers expert design tips in this hands on workshop.

Music Venue Graphics – Sophie Power

Learn what it takes to get into Graphic Design and what the work life of a Graphic Designer is like.

Dialogue and Soundtrack Development – James Bentley

Students are to learn about using recording equipment, editing packages, export formats, close-mic techniques etc.

A workshop with Shayleen Hulbert

A workshop where Shayleen will cover the pipeline of making a 3D character for games, the common mistakes she sees within her working practice and how to fix them.

A talk with Shayleen Hulbert

An in-depth talk about entering the world of freelance, including tips to use when working with clients, ways to be prepared for freelance work and how to manage your own accounts.

Art Direction for Games – 1PM – Rachele Doimo

Rachele’s talk will be about her successful career in games; ranging from her first steps in the industry, to her role now at Square Enix,

Art Direction for Games – 12PM – Rachele Doimo

Rachele’s talk will be about her successful career in games; ranging from her first steps in the industry, to her role now at Square Enix

From Fan Art to Professional Game Art – 11AM – Joe Tyas

Joe is visiting from Splash Damage with knowledge to share about how he went from graduating from the games development course at Confetti to being given the chance to work on one of his favourite franchises – Gears of War.

Meet Affari Media

Meet Affari Media, a marketing agency that bring a creative approach to brand development and media campaigns, utilising a range of technologies including virtual and augmented reality, 2D characters and 3D concepts.

Experimental Workshop with Aja

A workshop dedicated to getting a closer look at the work of experimental sound artist Aja Ireland.

Production Management: Working as part of a team – Ceri Wade

This time Ceri will focus on the importance of working as a team and how the different roles involved in a large scale music event work together.

Songwriting Camp – PM – Ajay Henry

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

Songwriting Camp – AM – Ajay Henry

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

Selling Trailers with the Right Music – Ben Squires

Ben will talk through his working methods for composing the music used in some of the world’s biggest trailers, by the biggest brands, in TV shows and within games.

Mastering the BRIA single – 11AM – JP Braddock

Owner of Formation Audio and Confetti lecturer JP Braddock will walk through the process of the mastering artist BRIA’s single, recently recorded by world-renowned producer Gareth Jones.

Mastering the BRIA single – 9AM – JP Braddock

Owner of Formation Audio and Confetti lecturer JP Braddock will walk through the process of the mastering artist BRIA’s single, recently recorded by world-renowned producer Gareth Jones.

Learn How To Listen – Dr. Rick Snoman

In this workshop you’ll learn the basic skills of how to listen both critically and analytically.

Do It For Real – Music

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

Making Money from Music – Chris Cooke

A concise overview of the music industry, looking at the artist’s key revenue streams and introducing the companies artists are likely to work with along the way.

MLC Jam Session

Invited students will be jamming with some high-end session musicians: a chance in a lifetime to work and play alongside some of the industry greats. THIS EVENT IS INVITE ONLY

MLC Academy Presents: The Sessions

Invited students will be hearing with some high-end session musicians: a chance in a lifetime to meet some of the industry greats.

Musicians are Doin’ it for Themselves – Panel

It’s 2019. The music business is a much more level playing field than it ever was. BBC Radio legend Dean Jackson speaks to artists who are making (sound) waves on their own terms.

The Makings of a Radio 1 Live Lounge Session – Loic Gaillard

During this session you will have the opportunity to take part in a Live Lounge recording session working against the clock to record a band. This event is application only. Students will be informed if their application to attend is successful.

From the Bedroom to Berghain – Panel

Join Machine Woman, DJ Slipz and Lo Shea as they talk through their journey from bedroom DJs to playing some of the biggest festivals and clubs in the world.

To the Left – Carin Abdula

Carin recounts her journey as a non-straightforward series of opportunities which all run through the same thread.

A Day in the Life of Phil Sales

Join Phil as he talks you through what its like to work with and manage some of the biggest DJs and artists in the music industry

Working in the Games Industry – Liam Turton

Liam is a fantastic product of Confetti’s alumni and is proudly coming back to share his achievements and advice with the students.

Industry Talk – Games – Liam Turton

Liam is a fantastic product of Confetti’s alumni and is proudly coming back to share his achievements and advice with the students.

The Games Industry in 2019 – Andy Davis

. A lecture focused upon the current state of the games industry and what it is like working for different leading games companies.

Working with Augmented Reality – Andy Davis

Get hands-on in an augmented reality workshop with senior technical artist at Facebook, Andy Davis.

Gaming Tournament – ZS18-5

Get involved with our IW gaming tournament for Level 2 Games students!

Gaming Tournament – ZS18-4

Get involved with our IW gaming tournament for Level 2 Games students!

Gaming Tournament – ZS18-2

Get involved with our IW gaming tournament for Level 2 Games students!

Gaming Tournament – ZS18-1

Get involved with our IW gaming tournament for Level 2 Games students!

Gaming Tournament – ZS18-3

Get involved with our IW gaming tournament for Level 2 Games students!

Game Audio Recording – James Bentley

Students are to learn about using recording equipment, editing packages, export formats, close-mic techniques etc.

The Business Of Music – Panel

A chance to gain invaluable advice from people at the top of their game: whether it’s on record labels, songwriting, management or publishing, this panel has it all!

From Fan Art to Professional Game Art – 10AM – Joe Tyas

Joe is visiting from Splash Damage with knowledge to share about how he went from graduating from the games development course at Confetti to being given the chance to work on one of his favourite franchises – Gears of War

Making TV and Film Production Sustainable in the 21st Century and Beyond – Dan Jackson

In this session find out how he helped change the landscape of sustainable TV production workflow and learn how you to can embed sustainable practices into your own productions.

In the Lab with Machine Woman – AM

Studio Session with Machine Woman + listening session + advice on how to approach label for a potential release (everyone is welcome not just techno heads).

Big Features, Micro Budgets – Marc Price

Marc reflects on his career and discusses how to make and distribute striking films on a shoestring.