Derby University Student wins prestigious Media Award

12 December 2017

Derby media production graduate Xiaoying Yan has won the Best Camera Work category at this year’s Royal Television Society awards for her outstanding work on her third film “Teafe-Life for Tea”.

Yan is an international student from China and is a producer/director as well. She was initially nominated in the category of Best Factual and such was the quality of her film, that the judging panel selected the same in the category of Best Camera.

University of Derby is feeling pompous over the great achievement of Yan and feel honoured at the same time for having the calibre of producing award winning student such as Yan.

This is the overwhelming fact that films from the Media Production degree programme have been shortlisted in the RTS Awards for three consecutive years. Derby feels wondrous over the magnificent second year running, when it has won the best Camera Work category, something that no University has ever achieved. 

It was stiff competition that Yan’s film faced from across the whole of the midlands. Her film was a documentary, based on the true story of struggle of a young man to become a Tea Master and to achieve his dream; he has to overcome his disability. 

Yan felt overjoyed on being shortlisted for two categories and winning one out of them. She has given credit of her accomplishment to the staff & students of University of Derby. 

University of Derby is proud of its School of Arts & Design which is situated at the Markeaton Site and comprises of new studio and teaching facilities including two performance auditoria, a TV studio, extensive computing suites and an Apple Mac training centre. These nominations further strengthen the course’s position as a power house for Media Production education in the UK.


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