At Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Kitty McMurdo-Schad had the opportunity to explore her passion for film with invaluable guidance and support from her tutors and peers

The short film Jack produced in his final year at ECA has been nominated for multiple Royal Television Society Scotland awards.

Since graduating in 2016, Vera Babida has been shortlisted for several awards including a BAFTA 'New Talent' nomination and was selected as one of It’s Nice That’s 'The Graduates 2016'. She offers advice to new students and recent graduates, from getting yourself out there to making mistakes.

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For Cat and Eimear McClay, graduating at the beginning of the pandemic was stressful. In reaction to the sudden restriction of their material-based practice, they decided to build the video-installation work planned for the physical degree show using 3D-modelling software.

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It was the work of an Animation alumna that encouraged Laura Jayne Hodkin to come to ECA. Now, having graduated last year and picking up numerous awards for her final film 'Nailbiter' and follow-up 'Hayley and Joanna', Laura shares her experiences of ECA and tells us what is next.

Sarah Gavron graduated with an MDes in Filmmaking from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 1994. She is the director of "Brick Lane", "Village at the End of the World", and "Suffragette".

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Since finishing his PhD, Harry has composed scores for film and computer games that have been featured at film festivals around the world, including Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh and London.

For Brian, studying Fashion at ECA gave him an array of skills and knowledge of fashion systems beyond aesthetics which, since graduating, he has been able to apply to a range of industry projects.

Jessica Kelly has written music for games, short films, apps, theatre, documentaries, a web series and various festivals. Jessica won 'Best Music Video' at the RoundGlass Music Awards in New York in January 2018, and has performed her music live at the Soundtrack Cologne awards ceremony.

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After graduating, Claire Walsh returned to ECA to do a short residency before she moved on to curating a series of events as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Art Festival. Since then, Claire has gone onto a role at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and is now the assistant curator in the Collections department at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

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