Immersive learning and career advice: Art Direction students visit Silversun Media Group
Recently our Sup de Pub students in Art Direction had the opportunity to visit Silversun Media Group at their head office in London. Silversun is a top visual communications business with three divisions: Agency/Brand, Educational/Corporate, and Digital Entertainment. Students were given advice about the film and advertising industries and on how to best maintain themselves professionally.
The most important part of getting a foothold in the industry is networking and building personal relationships. According to Chris Skarratt, Co-founder & deputy managing director of Silversun Media Group, gaining the experience of talking to people and developing relationships with industry professionals is just as important as gaining experience through the learning process.
” … personal relationships are probably the most important part of developing your career. Once you have that portfolio, understanding and skillset, how do you exploit it? Get those personal relationships in place, they will take you a long way on your journey to becoming an Art Director of the future.”
During the visit, students were able to gain valuable insights from Kylie Lewis, Art Director at OgilvyOne Worldwide, an agency specializing in Customer Engagement, on how to go about looking for that first big job, “I think it would probably be to your advantage to look for agencies who actually have French clients,” she said.
“A lot of work will be translated into other countries, especially worldwide campaigns. So, if you’ve got a bit more of an international understanding, then that’s really going to put you in good stead.”
Interested in an International Career in film and advertising? Find out more about our MA Art Direction programme and studying abroad in London.