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Thursday 18 June 2015

CGI Fridays!

Combining digital art and cutting-edge digital technology in creative and innovative ways, students studying BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) at Southampton Solent University celebrated the completion of their final-year projects at their degree show on Friday 12 June 2015

Left to right: students David Carter, Amber Alexander and Errol May with examples of their work

Student Amber Alexander, 25, was inspired by images and videos from The Hobbit franchise, the Daredevil TV series and Games Workshop 40k models.

She says: “My goal was to create a high-quality, professional show-reel that would demonstrate my skills and everything I’ve learned during the course.”

One of the UK’s only dedicated degree courses for CGI, this is the first group of students to complete the course since it launched three years ago. Students hone their skills in the University’s computer labs, with access to green-screen, video and sound recording, motion capture and 3D printing facilities.

Example of Amber Alexander’s CGI work

“The advice I’d give to other students is whatever you’re doing, do what you enjoy. If you’re lucky you’ll be doing it the rest of your working life” Amber continues.

Three of the seven students on the course won awards for their projects, including:

  • Amber Alexander for professional practice
  • David Carter for technical excellence
  • Nathan Marsh for aesthetic excellence.

Senior Lecturer Adriaan Pottas says: “2015 has been an extraordinary year for the BA (Hons) CGI course. Students have gone from strength-to-strength; their hard work and a professional approach has resulted in an exceptional outcome for them.”

Watch a showreel of students’ work>>

The exhibition is open to the public until 18 June in the John Millais building at Southampton Solent University’s main campus on East Park Terrace. Opening times are: 17 June 10am – 5pm and 18 June 10am – 4pm.

If you’re interested in Solent’s BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery course then visit .