10TH December 2003

HIGH TECH TASTER DAYS

College students tried a taste of higher education with a high tech focus when they attended a Digital Media Design taster course at Ormskirk’s Edge Hill College of Higher Education.

Around 25 students from Bury College, who are studying for the AVCE in Media, spent the day working with state of the art industry standard equipment to create short films, and try their hand at animation.

Anisa Zeria, 18, from Bury said: “I really enjoyed the day at Edge Hill. We had a tour round the campus and everyone was really friendly and helpful. I especially liked working with animation and getting to grips with multimedia was great.”

Alex Jukes, who is pathway leader for the BA in Digital Media Design was pleased with the way students handled their projects.

He said: “The aim of the day was to introduce students to various digital media formats such as video, stills and interactive media. They used video and stills cameras to capture a range of new material and then went on to use this to create their final multimedia animation. Students also had the option of taking their completed project away on CD Rom.”

The taster sessions gave students an idea of the types of projects they may undertake on the BA in Digital Media Design, to gain a familiarity with digital hardware and software and a creative design led approach to graphical problem solving.

More taster sessions are set to take place with students from colleges throughout the North West.

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Roisin Rowley-Smith
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