University partnership with Manchester International Festival celebrated in new film

The exciting partnership enjoyed by The University of Manchester’s Drama and Electronic Engineering students and Manchester International Festival has been explored in a new film produced by Creative Manchester.

Students of Drama and Electronic Engineering lent their talents to an event at the heart of Manchester International Festival (MIF) in the latest chapter of The University of Manchester’s fruitful partnership with MIF.

Shining a light on these placements and this special partnership, Creative Manchester has made a new film which documents the students’ own journeys. Featuring members of the MIF team, University staff and the students themselves.

As part of their placement, the students were part of the team that made Rimini Protokoll’s Utopolis Manchester city-spanning event a success, coordinating groups of festival-goers across Manchester to take in sounds and voices across an array of secret venues.

Working alongside established artists and field-leading technicians, the students helped build the audio system for the event, contributed to voiceovers and wrote the music which accompanied festival-goers on their journey.

The University of Manchester and Manchester International Festival enjoy a fruitful partnership. In recent years, it has provided festival volunteers, student placements through our Arts Management MA, and graduates who now have full-time roles at the city’s biennial international arts celebration.

Watch the film here.


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