In your experience, what was the best thing about the course?
The breadth of the course was great. We were given license to explore different ways of doing and thinking. There were essays and lectures, we built a website, developed photos in the lab, visited the Guardian head offices, day-tripped to an English Heritage site and collaborated on exhibitions in real venues. All that variety was perfect for me and helped foster my interdisciplinary approach to work later down the line.
What did you most enjoy about the course?
Surprise: a course that’s all about Culture, Criticism and Curation was... expertly curated. I enjoyed how the variety of content mixed together. Also had a great faculty team that helped me draw my own thread through the course and explore scenic detours.
Can you describe what your current job is?
I work with a mix of design, development, logistics and business development teams to test different ideas in our European markets. My role is to help design and build the digital components that bring a concept together.
What do you most enjoy about it?
The opportunity to explore a variety of different challenges. I’m what recruiters would call T-shaped: a generalist with one or two areas of depth and expertise. Luckily, my role provides a good overlap between challenges I find compelling and the limits of my current skill set. Part of finding that sweet spot is just experience. But the right company can help you accelerate that growth.
Does your experience as a graduate of the BA Culture, Criticism and Curation course help you in your job, and if so, how?
Yes. The course introduced me to a wide range of perspectives that challenged me to empathise and analyse in equal measure. In my role, that kind of creative agility is critical.