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​Forget Hollywood, Frankie goes to New York!

Frankie Moloney"After graduating with a 2:1 in Media Arts in 2003 I moved to London and trained as a video editor at a facilities house in Shepherd's Bush called The 400 Co.  There I worked with clients such as MTV, British Superbikes, Sky Arts and BBC News - including Newsnight - E24, BBC Breakfast and the Mark Kermode Film Review.

More recently I cut live Premier League highlights for the ESPN Goals mobile app.  I am currently at CBS News in New York".  Frankie Moloney

Student Sam Turner's animation features in film festival

Sam's rotoscoped animation 'The Neighbour' screened at the Cornwall Film Festival in Newquay on Saturday 5 November in 'Eye-Toons', the animation from the UK programme, and will be shown on 18 and 20 Nov in the 'Animation 6: Light and Dark' international programme at Arnolfini in Bristol at the Encounters International Film Festival. 

Sam was shortlisted for a Royal Television Award and selected for the Exposures Festival 2011. Sam produced 'The Neighbour' as a final year project on BA (Hons) Media Arts.

​Ana Lui GolebiewskaAna Lui Golebiewska

Ana graduated from Media Arts with a First Class honours degree and soon began working in Ibiza as a photographer. She has had images recently published in The Sunday Times and Grazia magazine. She has also now opened her own studio and has 2 people working with her - one videographer Giacomo Gex and her second shooter Eva Kruiper from Holland.
Ana has given a full interview on her experiences on the Media Arts course at Plymouth University and her developing photography and studio business, read more ...



Steve Gardner logo Digital Jigsaw

Steve is working at Digital Jigsaw as a Lead front end developer.He has worked on websites for Walkers, Doritos, Budweiser, Tropicana. Jigsaw is a Digital Agency based in London and Chicago. They use technology to make great ideas work.  


 Gemma AtkinsonGemma AtkinsonGemma Atkinson

After graduating from Media Arts at Plymouth University, Gemma founded Fat Rat Films with Fred Grace. As East London underground filmmakers, they produce documentaries on civil liberties, human rights and the end of days. Their work has seen them attacked with pepper spray and threatened with a two-year jail sentence. Their films have been broadcast on BBC2 Newsnight, Channel 4 and Current TV, screened worldwide at festivals and garnered national press coverage.
Always provocative and beautiful, the characters they discover go to the heart of 21st century Britain. From the terror suspect to the market trader, the mechanic to the activist, their films observe and reflect the stories of now. Their short UK Uncut was selected to be screened at the 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest . The film gets up close and personal with the protest group who in four short months have bought Vodafone, Topshop, and Boots to their knees:
Their recent documentary film Oil & Water was premiered on June 23rd, 2011 at the Silverdocs Festival in Washington DC.


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Gus Ellis recently worked on a new feature film for Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. The film is one of the largest Disney have ever produced. It is being directed by Andrew Stanton of Wall-E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc and produced by Colin Wilson, who was behind Avatar, War of The Worlds, Troy, Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park and more. Gus is heading a new department that has to date, never been set up in the UK before, Environmental Practices. The department is responsible for trying to make the production of the film as environmentally friendly as possible. As you can imagine the environmental impact of a film of this scale is massive.
Since graduating Media Arts Gus has accumulated credits for Film and TV production, Music Videos and Documentaries, Corporates and Live Events, for independent production companies, international broadcasters and major studios. He started as a Production Assistant in  corporates for major brands such as; TK-MAX, Royal Mail, Vodafone and Ernst and Young . Institutions such as the NHS, London Development Agency and Department Of Health. He went onto working at TwoFour for broadcasters such as the BBC, Bravo and UKTV, before starting a 2 year stint with Disney/Pixar on John Carter and then Pirates Of The Carribean: On Stranger Tides, along side JBFilms. Gus is currently in the USA working for Cineflix as a Field Producer / Director on an HGTV series 'Design Wars', and have been shooting at the same location on the LA River James Cameron shot T2 at!
'Media Arts is a course for those who want to make it happen. Forward thinking, hands on, involved, inspiring are just a few things that come to mind about the style in how this course works. I believe it to be the solid grounding that has lead to a rewarding career in the Film and Television production industry...' Angus Ellis (Media Arts graduate)


Alexandra JasperAlexandra Jasper

German born photographic artist Alexandra Jasper, has now relocated to Berlin, where her main studio is based.
Alexandra studied Media Arts at Plymouth University where she first discovered her interest in photography, primarily through the exploration of self‐portraiture. Her main subject matter is the body, the dramatic body, the wounded or traumatized body, that cuts into our normal perception. She often works with speculative performance artists, or creates theatrical props for her shoots.
Before returning to Germany Alexandra was a Photographic Assistent for Ted Humble-Smith, Adrian Myers, Anthony Marsland and Nigel Millard, Expose Studios, London, England. She was previosuly a Photographic Assistent for Rankin, Dazed and Confused Magazine and Retoucher for Fashion Label She was also a Researcher at the University of London, Thomas Corum Research Unit.


​Tim SeeligTim Seelig image

Tim has worked as a freelance Illustrator and Photographer since graduating from Media Arts at Plymouth University. He has also designed tutorials for Computer Arts Magazine, Computer Arts Projects, Digital Camera, .Net, Digital Creative Arts - Photoshop. He has training members of South West Arts Council (Exeter) in Photoshop & InDesign.
He was Guest Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University 2005-2009 (1-2 days a year taking first/second years through techniques in Photoshop).
His recent Album Sleeves for bands are: Anemo: Stentorian (Also single release of Pray from the same album), Fatty Chan: Sever, Drivechain: New Protocol / Slave to History / The Blood Which Turns.. He was also Illustrator and Designer for Swiss band Dead Dog Cafe and Flame Fracture (most of the sleeve art complete – title TBC)
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Tim has been Cover Artist for Book, Magazine, and Graphic Novel publishers: Moonstone Books (US), Desperado Publishing (US), APC, Tripwire, and Matador
He is the co-author (with Yishan Li) of How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-step Guide with Over 750 Illustrations [Hardcover].
He is also an editor for Ilex Books – books include 500 Essential Graphic Novels, 500 Essential Anime. 
Tim is also the Photographer / Designer for the charity Calendar for Cancer Trust (shooting in September 2011).



Danny Cooke Danny Cooke

First year BA (Hons) Media Arts student Danny Cooke is already making headlines. His critially acclaimed short film has grabbed the attention of Disney World in Florida. 

Danny's film, a short documentary about the fascinating work of local signwriter and gold-leaf glass artist David Smith, was posted on the front page of the highly respected Vimeo website, and received over 110,000 hits in just a few weeks. Thanks to Danny, sign artist David could find himself teaching his craft to Disney World's top talents Walt Disney Imagineering.




​Jamie Ball Jamie Ball image

Jamie is currently living in Berlin and illustrating childrens' books.

This link is his CV:


​Tim WalkerTim Walker image

High profile photographer Tim Walker is a Media Arts graduate. His photographs have featured in Vogue Magazine for over a decade and the V&A and National Portrait Gallery have photographs by him in their permanent collections. In November 2008 Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council and, in May 2009, he received an infinity award from The International Center of Photography in New York for his work as a fashion photographer. In 2010 Tim was a winner of an ASME Award for his W Magazine 'East Enders' portfolio.


​Eloise WhitmoreEloise Whitmore image

After graduating from Media Arts at Plymouth University, Eloise worked at the BBC making radio drama for Radio 3 and Radio 4. She then left and set up as a freelance sound designer and now makes programmes for all the BBC radio networks, but also works in Theatre, TV and runs workshops in Colleges and Universities.  

She has won eleven awards, including two Sonys, a Prix Europa and an Audio and Music Award. She was nominated for the Radio Academy Sound Designer of the Year in 2011.

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