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David Yeung

Career Path: Head of Studio (International Art & Design Course), China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Location: Beijing, China

Having originally studied for my BA (Hons) Fashion with the School of Design in 1989, I later returned to complete a postgraduate degree with in MA Design Management in 2008. Upon graduation I went on to work as a freelance Design Consultant, alongside teaching Fashion. I am now the Head of Studio for the International Art & Design course at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. I am also a qualified International Standard Verifier in art and design offered by Edexcel and a Pre-master Tutor in Fashion Design.

What are you doing now?BA Fashion , MA Design Management Tai Wai David _YEUNG

I am currently the Head of Studio of the International Art & Design course at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and have been doing this since 2016. I am also teaching Art & Design and practising in Fashion Design."

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

It was a nice place, good location and the people are friendly in Newcastle.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was good to have a mix of lectures, live projects and team building projects. We also attended academic conferences.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

They were friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

How connected was your course with industry?

Yes, I undertook internships and live projects provided by the university - the experience was excellent.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/give your career an edge?

Knowing more people and building up stronger connections helped me most in my career.

What was the best thing about your course?

The live project kept me in the loop regarding what was going on at the time in the design industries.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Team building and management.

How would you describe yourself in three words after you graduated at Northumbria?

Professional, daring and knowledgeable.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Getting to know people from different countries.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Northumbria is a good choice with the city having a reasonable cost of living and a lot of treasures to be uncovered in your studies at the University when studying.

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