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Kevin (Tingbin) Wang

Profession
MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice Alumni
College
London College of Communication
Person Type
Alumni
Kevin (Tingbin)  Wang

Biography

Kevin (Tingbin) Wang graduated from MA Media Communications and Critical Practice in 2019.

Where are you from in the world?

I’m from South China. I’m Cantonese.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

I enjoyed the various cross-college workshops very much. They were all interesting, practical, commendable and great opportunities to meet with different professionals and students, to exchange expertise and knowledge.

Creativity won’t come to you unless you are open to embrace new knowledge from others. All LCC staff and students are talented and always willing to share and help, and I appreciated this a lot.

What attracted you to the course?

My best friend, who is also an alumni, highly recommended LCC to me after she graduated.

When I did my own research on LCC and the course, My expectations were exceeded: extraordinary staff, and cohorts from all over the world with various backgrounds.

Tell us about your professional experience, who you’ve worked with and any interesting projects you have worked on…

I’ve been involved in the media industry for over a decade. Presenting for TV and radio has been the major part of my career. I’m also a singer, model, event planner, artists manager, and marketer.

I’ve worked with numerous amazing artists during these experiences, including: Eason Chan, Show Lo, Joker Xue, and Yang Mi, who are all top artists in China and Asia.

By collaborating with the biggest record company in China, I released my own album I GOT MY WAY in 2016, nationwide. This is definitely a milestone of my career and my life.

INFINITI was one of the sponsors of this album. The music video of the single I GOT MY WAY was a well-made production and also a successful collaboration between INFINITI and I.

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

Passion, expertise, and advice.

If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?

MAX, my favourite Japanese female band and one of the biggest pop music artists in 1990s and 2000s, has influenced me significantly. I always dreamed about creating music and music videos with them.

Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:

At this stage, I’m planning a new project which combines a UK tour and some short courses at LCC, targeting the Chinese media practitioners who intend to explore the UK academically and casually.

In the long run, media is still going to be my major field. Starting up my own media studio, producing media products including radio shows, TV programmes, and online content, is my main goal in the next few years.

Besides this, I’m always open and eager to try something new to enrich my life experience.

What did you choose to research for your Major Project?

My Major Project is about the 'Visualization of Radio' which is a new proposition in both practical and academic field.

My 10-year-experience in media industry in China, especially in radio and TV, motivated me to choose this topic for my project.

There's an evolution happening in the radio industry under the influence of media convergence which most people don't realise.

A very simple example: the devices we utilise for radio consumption nowadays: radio set in the cars, smart phones, tablets, laptops, computers, etc, are all screen-devices, which offer radio the possibility to deliver extra visual information with the conventional radio content.

Because it is still a very new concept involving various forms, the research on the visualization of radio has not yet become a framework.

Thus, I tried to theorise this new change about radio, focusing on the audience field.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Inspirational, Diverse, and Delightful

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

An MA is not about teaching and receiving, you have to locate your own research field, be bold, be initiative, be engaged. Then, you will find the joy of LCC.

Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?

Southbank is my favourite area in London. There are theatres, museums, galleries, markets, shops, and incredible scenery of London. It’s artistic, commercial, and casual.

Related area

View the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice course page.

Links

Instagram: @xx_djk

Music Video: I GOT MY WAY