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Winner! Keira Heckman – Star Student of the Year (over 16)

Published 30 April
Art & Design,
Fashion & Textiles

Fashion student Keira Heckman was virtually presented with the prestigious Star Student of the Year Award, organised by the Telegraph and Argus, in partnership with Bradford Council. The awards were streamed live on the T&A website on Thursday, April 29. The prize is in recognition of students at sixth-form, college or in further training who go the extra mile at their place of learning to support fellow students, improve school life for their peers, and take a leading role in extra-curricular activities.

Keira was nominated by her tutor, Joan Murray who said,
‘Keira is a true STAR student who deserves a lot of recognition for her impeccable fashion design work. She creates unusual and exciting garments which she presents showing the thoughtful and serious academic study of her research. Keira has worked hard throughout all her college time, undaunted by any isolation of lockdown. She researched using her serious interest in reading a wide range of classic literature, for example, her sustainable project was hugely influenced by the garments worn by the monster in the novel “Frankenstein’, producing a garment made with her own hand-woven woollen fabric. When Keira wants a certain texture, quality or quantity she puts her mind to the task and commits her full concentration to it, producing a very high standard of outcome. She allows the work to ‘speak’ back to her and responds by capturing the unexpected.

Keira’s latest audience-based project, a type of Vogue magazine underlines her ability with fashion film & photography. Having made her next set of garments in white, with so many sculptural and fluid qualities she invented her own surroundings as venues to express the “What Lies Beneath” photoshoot so imaginatively.’

Watch the winning moment:

Vocational
TitleLevel
3D DesignLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
AnimationLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Art & DesignLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Art & Design (Foundation Studies)Level 3, Level 4
Fashion & TextilesLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
GraphicsLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
PhotographyLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Degrees & Higher Levels
TitleLevel
Art Practice HNCLevel 4
Graphic Design HNCLevel 4
Photography HNCLevel 4
Part-time
TitleStart
Art & Design Certificate (NCFE) - UHPPAA09Fri 26 November 2021
Art, Design & Media Award (UAL) - UHPPAA07Fri 24 September 2021
Creative Textiles - Beginners - UXPKAA01Thu 23 September 2021
Creative Textiles – Developing - UXPKAA06Thu 13 January 2022
Creative Textiles – Extending - UXPKAA08Thu 28 April 2022
Drawing for the Creative Industries – Introduction - UXPPAA04Fri 29 April 2022
Fine Art, Drawing, Printing & Experimental Process - UFPNAA06Fri 1 October 2021
Life Drawing - UFPNAA27Thu 20 January 2022
Machine Embroidery – Introduction - UXPKAA21Sat 5 February 2022
Metalwork - Ornamental Copper Rose - UFPNAA18Sat 30 April 2022
Sewing - Christmas Table Runner & Napkins - UXPKAA11Sat 11 December 2021
Sewing - Clothing Alteration, Make Do and Mend - UXPKAA25Sat 21 May 2022
Sewing - Make a Showercap & Washbag - UXPKAA17Sat 18 June 2022
Sewing - Make an Apron - UXPKAA13Sat 15 January 2022
Sewing - Soft Furnishings, Cushion Embellishment - UXPKAA22Sat 19 March 2022
Sewing – Make A Skirt In A Day - UXPKAA23Sat 30 April 2022
Silversmithing - Make a Ring - UFPNAA12Sat 13 November 2021
Silversmithing - Make a Ring - UFPNAA19Sat 21 May 2022
Silversmithing - Make a Silver Pendant - UFPNAA10Sat 5 February 2022
Stained Glass - Beginners - UXPKAA26Thu 30 September 2021
Stained Glass - Beginners - UXPKAA30Thu 5 May 2022
Stained Glass - Beginners & Improvers - UXPKAA28Thu 20 January 2022
Stained Glass - Improvers - UXPKAA31Thu 5 May 2022
Stained Glass - Introduction - UFPNAA25Sat 19 March 2022
Stained Glass - Introduction - UFPNAA24Sat 11 December 2021
Stained Glass - Introduction - UFPNAA26Sat 18 June 2022
Stained Glass – Improvers - UXPKAA27Thu 30 September 2021
Stained Glass – Improvers - UXPKAA29Thu 20 January 2022
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