Wolverhampton School of Art

We caught up with Gemma Oldfield, a former undergraduate and postgraduate student, to see how she is getting on in life after University:

1. What degree did you study with us, when did you graduate?

Design for Multimedia Degree graduated in 2011 then continued to study for a Masters Degree in Digital and Visual communications (multimedia) graduating in 2013. I achieved first class honours in both.

2. What did you do after graduation?

Following completing my first degree I gained employment at RTITB in Telford working in the Transport and Logistics Industry, as a course developer; creating interactive training material, I then progressed to be a Marketing Manager role and then onto a Product Development Executive.

3. What is your current job?

I have recently moved to work for Drp Group an integrated creative communications agency and multi-channel production company, (https://drpgroup.com/) as a Digital Project Manager. I work within the highly talented and rapidly growing digital department delivering innovation and engaging digital solutions to a variety of leading brands.

4. What’s the best part of your job?

Being surrounded by a vast scope of creative talent and enjoying going to work every day is very refreshing. I feel this role is what I have worked so hard for, I now work for a company that’s ethos is “anything is possible” and that’s what I have learnt throughout my studies at Wolverhampton.

5. How did studying at the University of Wolverhampton help your career?

My MA has allowed me to be more analytical on a day to day basis and has also taught me to think and challenge ideas in a more productive way.

6. What, for you, was the best part of studying at Wolverhampton?

Woking with students & academic staff on live briefs and being able to explore new programming platforms.