British Council, Japan
1-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan
British Council, along with a selection of UK higher education institutions, welcomes you to our Study and Career Options in Creative Industries event on Saturday 17 March. This event is an opportunity for students to understand what university study options and resulting career paths exist within creative fields such as Architecture, Arts & Design and Visual & Performing Arts.
Talks by academics, alumni and industry professionals, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your future opportunities will enable you to form a clear idea of what future options await you.
Date: Saturday 17 March 2018
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Venue: British Council Japan, Iidabashi
14:10 - 14:35
Dr Larry Lynch
Head of the School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University
Industrial Connectedness and Employability in Art, Design and Media Education
This presentation outlines innovative and integrated approaches to industry partnership based curricula in Arts HE, explaining how this prepares students for fulfilling and meaningful careers in the growing, but competitive world of the creative industries.
14:45 - 15:10
Prof Gerald Adler
Deputy Head of School, Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent
Understanding the past, building the future
How do we live? How do our houses and apartments look, and how do they combine to make our villages, towns and cities? If these questions fascinate you, and if the answer you seek is not just an ‘academic’ one but one that you actively hope to address by your own design work and engagement with planning and construction, then architecture may well be for you.
15:20 - 15:40
Kazuya Yamazaki, Architect at Yama Architects
12 years in the UK: from finding a job as a young Japanese architect to working on venue design for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games
When I first left for the UK as a fresh graduate in 2001 I could never have imagined that a decade later I would be working on venue design for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was quite a journey, one that was full of ups and downs and countless challenges. In this presentation, I will talk about my experiences working as an architect in the UK and Japan and how these experiences have helped me in my career. I will also introduce the skills needs to develop a successful career as an architect as well as giving some tips for prospective students considering a future in architecture.
15:50 - 16:15
Dr Lara Torres
Senior lecturer and course leader for the MA Fashion and Textiles, University of Portsmouth
How can fashion innovation respond to Global Challenges in the 21st Century?
This presentation outlines groundbreaking and integrated approaches to innovation based curricula in Arts HE, explaining how this prepares students for current global challenges in the creative industries.
16:25 - 16:45
Kenji Kawasumi, Fashion Designer From studying fashion in the UK to working as a designer in Japan
Kenji Kawasumi is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London where he gained an MA hons in Fashion in 2012. While in the UK, Kenji participated in London Fashion Week and gained experience working for Hussein Chalayan and a variety of independent brands.
In this presentation, Kenji will discuss his experiences of studying in the UK and how these experiences have helped him develop his career. Kenji will also discuss his current work and some of the major projects he has been involved in, as well as providing some tips for students about what skills you need to be a successful fashion designer in Japan.