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Thrive: Creative Careers in 2017

A development day hosted by the University for the Creative Arts
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 10am - 4pm


UCA Canterbury
New Dover Road
Kent CT1 3AN


The agenda features speakers from such industries as computer game development, music, art and architecture. The day also includes lunch and a campus tour. View the full programme here.


To secure your place, simply complete the Online booking form.

Confirmed Speakers

Jack Griffin
Jack Griffin is a Development Director with Criterion Games at EA’s UK studio in Guildford. He has 17 years experience in games development, joining the industry after completing a BA in Computer Animation at Bournemouth University.

His early career involved working as an artist on Microsoft TrainSim and several film licenses, before joining Criterion where he has spent the last 12 years working on the Burnout and Need For Speed Franchises. More recently he has been part of collaborating with another EA studio, DICE based in Stockholm, on the Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront games.

Jack likes to work closely with studio and project leadership, as well as a passionate and talented development team and external partners, to ensure delivery a great-playing game, on time and to budget.

Billie Jacobina
Billie Jacobina graduated with a BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print from UCA Rochester in 2016. She was selected to show her collection at Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) that year.

She went on to receive the British Council GFW Residency award, which saw her work closely with the Indonesian brand Lekat for three months, a collaboration which saw her work being showcased at Jakarta Fashion Week 2016.

She also secured a Fashion Scouts’ ‘One to Watch’ award for her graduate collection – a highly renowned award for up-and-coming designers.

Thrive: Creative Careers in 2017 is completely free for careers professionals working in schools and colleges, with places available on a first come, first served basis.

Join us for a day of talks and discussions dedicated to helping young people thrive in their chosen field.

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