At a symposium on 13 July 2016 at Birmingham City University (BCU), CAF Chairman Thomas Dillon announced Matt Davidson, a graduate of Birmingham School of Acting, as winner of the 2016 CAF-BCU prize for his dissertation, “What is the role of the modern video game actor – and what skills are required to succeed?”
The CAF-BCU Prize of £500 is awarded for the best dissertation on the creative industries submitted for degree purposes by a student at BCU. MA Creative Industries and Cultural Policy student Andrew Dyce received a highly commended award for his dissertation on Scottish music education.
The announcement was made at the topical symposium, “Full STEAM Ahead? The Creative Economy and Higher Education“, chaired by Professor Paul Long of BCU.