Daisy Fernandez, aged 23 from Weymouth in Dorset, is awarded £12,000 to continue her studies for the MA in Games Design and Development at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Daisy is being mentored by Georg Backer.
Daisy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a BA in English Literature, and it was while studying that her fascination with the narrative potential of video games developed.
To have the backing of BAFTA is not only a vote of confidence in my creative abilities, but an acknowledgement that my background in humanities is an asset.
During her undergraduate degree, Daisy covered her living expenses by writing for a Leeds-based publication, which led to her winning a journalism internship with a magazine in Stockholm, where she conducted interviews with a number of Scandinavian creatives. Daisy is working remotely as an arts journalist for the magazine alongside her studies.
Daisy says: "I am thrilled to have been recognised by BAFTA at this stage in my education. To have the backing of an organisation such as BAFTA, as well as Warner Bros. through the Prince William Scholarship, is not only a vote of confidence in my creative abilities, but an acknowledgement that my background in humanities is an asset when designing video games."