12th August 1999




Four students from the Hull School of Art and Design will be glued to their television sets on the night of 15th November.


That’s when a new series of Yorkshire TV’s ‘New Visions’ programmes will begin featuring a title sequence which they designed and created themselves.


Christine Mann (Graphic Design), Stephen Woods and Mark Harrison (TV & Film Design) and Mat Wright (Animation) beat more than thirty other student groups at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, all of whom were competing for a special commission offered by YTV in March. The winning group were given the chance to use broadcast facilities at YTV’s Leeds headquarters to turn their ideas into reality.


“We’re absolutely delighted with the titles for the series,” said Mike Best, director of broadcasting at Yorkshire TV and executive producer of ‘New Visions’. “We looked at a number of proposals from students at the university and the overall standard was extremely high.”


“The winning group had an original visual idea which fitted with the pace and style of the theme music. They worked with a professional graphic artist at YTV and between them came up with the finished product. What they imagined has translated superbly into television.


“It’s the sort of title sequence which will hook the audience in and make them want to watch the rest of the programme - which is what titles are all about.”


The series of six programmes showcases the work of animation students in the Yorkshire region and is due to be broadcast on Mondays at 11.30pm from 15th November.


Six of the seven animated shorts which were shown in last year’s ‘New Visions’ series were made by students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042