Graduating students from BSc Digital Design, BSc Visual Effects and Motion Graphics joined students from MSc Digital Design and Branding and MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies to present their work at the Brunel Digital Degree Show on Wednesday 31 May. Several projects were also presented by BA Games Design students.
Dr Vanja Garaj, Programme Director for MSc Digital Design and Branding, stressed the importance of Brunel Digital Degree Show 2017: “The success of this year’s show further demonstrates the potential of digital media for the development of the University’s educational provision and reconfirms the need for continuous investment into this subject area.”
The show ended with an award ceremony for the best projects in several different categories. This year, for the first time, the awards were sponsored. Industrial sponsors were PricewaterhouseCoopers, FDM Group and Sterling Solutions and the non-industrial sponsors, Brunel’s Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, represented by Dr Ian Dear, the Dean of Students, and by Co-Innovate. These sponsors joined the digital media academics in the judging panel to select the best projects. Sterling Solutions sponsored a prize for the exhibition team.
A book titled 'Brunel Digital: Launching Forward, 2017' captured the show. It was designed by students Chris Melfi and Linda Scerpella and edited by Gosia Bem and several other students from Brunel Digital Society, with help by digital media academics. It was printed by Jack Pizzey of Sterling Solutions, who is a digital media alumnus. Brunel Digital Society plan to continue with the publication of such Brunel Digital Degree Show catalogues in the future.
Thanks were given to Steve Cockett, Dr John Whelan, Dr Harry Agius, Rakesh Mohun and Paul Butler who coordinated Brunel Digital Show 2017.
The award winners were:
- Best Digital Design: Camilla Giulietti for StreetBit
- Best VFX and Motion Graphics: Paloma Vela for Dear Kitty
- Best Pitch: Kishan Koriya for Fifth Street
- Best Major Project/Students' Choice: Ali Sheikh for Osiris – The Lost Son
- Best Technical: Dominic Paul for CareerCraft
- Best Aesthetic: Wafa Salim for MyndNotes
- Best Creative Industries Group Award: Kenan Yusuf, Dominic Paul and Chris Melfi for Litebrief
- Best 1st Year Project: Douglas Marshall
- Best 2nd Year Project: Linda Scerpella
- Best Games Design: Oscar Barbosa for First Day
Gillian Trevethan, Media Relations