Summer exhibition showcases the future of computing and design

Published: 18 May 2007 at 15:17

Graduating students from the BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing and the BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design courses at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford are piloting the department’s first graduate exhibition, to showcase their animations, videos, visualisations, web designs and product designs.

A showcase event will take place on Thursday 31 May (6.00pm to 9.00pm) at the Tindal Building, Rivermead while the graduate exhibition runs from Monday 28 May to Saturday 2 June (10.00pm to 4.00pm) at Chelmsford town library in Market Road.

The students, who are enrolled on the exhibition design module, have been preparing for the exhibition and opening event.  They have been in charge of everything from designing the posters and advertising material, to laying out the exhibition space and organising a catered public evening event with digital projections of their work. In addition, they have invited local band The Straights to play live music after the event (starting at 9.00pm) and they have even designed their own web-based gallery to showcase their work.

The module, run by Silvia Grimaldi, lecturer on the Computer Aided Product Design and Computer Aided Visualisation pathways, is designed to prepare the students for the type of self-promotion that they will be doing while job-seeking or advertising their freelance business. In addition to working in groups on the overriding branding project in order to present the exhibition, they have also been developing their own promotional materials, such as CVs, business cards and digital portfolios.

Silvia explains:

“The students have created some fabulously inspired work for the show, which ranges from digital 2D and 3D animation to graphics, from web and flash applications to digital walkthroughs of buildings, and from video to product design.”

“What they can clearly demonstrate is that they have both the ideas and the extreme creativity to show us where we are going in terms of products of the future.”

Invitations have been sent out to prospective employers, prospective students and careers advisors, and anyone with an interest in computing and design is welcome to join in and view the student’s work.

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