Transmedia 101

Transmedia 101 – 2 Day Workshop University of the West of Scotland Deadline: 17 November 2014 at 12:00 Thursday 20th & Friday 21st November 2014 @ Creative Media Academy, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus, University Avenue, Ayr, KA8 0SX – 2 Day Free Workshop Damien Smith and Chris Third of Digital Design … Continue reading

Creative Wednesdays

The UWS Creative Media Academy is delighted to announce a new initiative called ‘Creative Wednesdays’. Every Wednesday students and staff are invited to get involved with a series of creative activities, screenings, master classes and professional practice sessions designed to both inspire and prepare students for the real world of creative industry employment. During the … Continue reading

Interstices Symposium

A symposium in the UWS space on Friday 28th February at CCA Glasgow with contributions from PhD students, Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Tony Grace. Keynote presentations from Josep Zanki, Associate Professor at the University of Zadar, Croatia. Lecture session 1030-130 Mirila: remembrance and oblivion. Mythical tradition, performance art and documenting Over last 17 years I … Continue reading

Music Entrepreneurship Conference

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is hosting its first annual ‘Music Entrepreneurship’ conference at Ayr Campus on Wednesday 20 November 2013, 10am-6pm. The conference, organised by fourth year UWS Commercial Music students as part of their coursework, will run in three simultaneous streams, each examining a different aspect of music entrepreneurship: musicians and … Continue reading

Sir Tom Hunter visits UWS Ayr Campus

All UWS staff and students are invited to participate in Sir Tom Hunter’s visit to Ayr Campus on Wednesday 20 November. The visit comprises three sessions, outlined below, and you are welcome to attend some or all, which take place in Room GT33. The first session is the launch of a short film interview with … Continue reading

Bullet Catch

Bullet Catch – on tour in the UK and the US in spring 2013 Directed by Lecturer in Performance, David Overend Written and performed by Associate Lecturer, Rob Drummond A stunt so dangerous Houdini refused to attempt it, the Bullet Catch has claimed the lives of at least 12 people since its conception in 1613. … Continue reading

Mae Nak: PhD Student Publishes Book of Non-Fiction

This is Mae Nak, the Thai widow ghost who preys on young men, also the key central metaphor for female haunting and ghostly legends in a new book by current UWS PhD student Alessandra Campoli. Produced as an offshoot of her on-going research in South East Asian Gothic, Mae Nak is a non-fiction book that … Continue reading

Guest Speaker: Bernard MacLaverty

Tuesday 9th November is a special day on campus because that’s when a high-profile guest speaker comes down from Glasgow to talk to the students. Bernard MacLaverty is a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and, in his latest guise, a director. It is no exaggeration to say that he links classic Northern Irish/Scottish writing with … Continue reading

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