Joseph Steel

My experience at Ravensbourne was invaluable. It gave me the foundations to start a career in visualFX and also the contacts to find work.

Joseph Steel AlmuniName: Joseph Steel

Course: Msc 3D Stereoscopic Media

Year of graduation: 2012

Ravensbourne's Msc 3D stereoscopic media was one of the first in the country that delivered boundary breaking course content. The course leader, James Uren was also working in the industry at the time, which gave him current knowledge that he passed on to us as students.The Masters course was structured around working with professionals, which was invaluable experience and put me in contact with some of the best in the field.

During my Masters the multiple-industry focus courses were incredibly beneficial, I still work with some of the companies that I collaborated with on that course and this was all organised by James Uren. On-top of that during my degree in animation, we took a trip to the FMX festival in Stuttgart where I got the chance to network with many of the best VFX houses in the world.

I found that while I was studying at Ravensbourne there is great help for dyslexic students, quality courses and tutors, access to studios, software and equipment, and that it is well-recognised in industry.

What orginally appealed to me about Ravensbourne was its reputation, the industry contacts and collaboration across the courses. Through the contacts I made on the course I was able to find work. 

Now, I'm currently work for a multi-camera technology company called Timeslice Films. We specialise in 3D scanning and bullet-time. I also consecutively freelance developing virtual reality and interactive content. if I had a piece of advice for people still studying I'd say get as much experience as you can whilst you are doing your course. It will improve your skills and your employability so putting you ahead of the rest when you graduate.