NTU’s School of Art, Design & Media unveils Class of 2010’s works
Cutting-edge works from Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Art, Design & Media’s (ADM) 2010 graduating cohort are now on show at the Old School atop Mount Sophia. Culminating from four years of rigorous study, the ADM Show marks the transformation of these young students to professional artists and designers.
Spanning six diverse majors, the event is a showcase of the School’s 144 graduating students’ final year projects and encompasses Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Interactive Media, Photography & Digital Imaging, Product Design and Visual Communication. This is the first time in the School’s short five-year history that all six majors are being presented jointly in a single venue.
Prof Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen, Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, says, “The ADM Show 2010 is a convergence of our students’ imagination, creativity, sensitivity and intelligence. With refined skill and determination, the students have conceptualised their life’s dreams and hopes to make the world a better place. The students were inspired by the School’s iconic green building and the lush garden city of Singapore, and the works dwell on sustainability, societal issues and the complex relationships between people and places. Individually, these works are amusing and inventive in their own way. Collectively, they represent a revelation of the human condition and are a testament to the School of Art, Design & Media’s unique role in nurturing the creative community here.”
Working with leading industry partners, including Potm Studios – a European design agency serving the airline industry, Lucas Films and Ubisoft in diverse areas such as product design, animation and photography, the students had the opportunity to learn from experts in the various fields. The technical skills and industrial exposure acquired also added a fresh dimension to their creativity and imagination.
Among the works on display are those by NTU’s Photography and Digital Imaging students who collaborated with local photography gallery, 2902. Incorporating straight photography, digital imaging & mixed media techniques, they expanded the scope of traditional photography to include installation works. The Interactive Media students also worked with industry practitioners to conceptualise and develop artwork incorporating techniques like spatial design and drawing for gaming platforms such as Xbox.
Also on show are snippets of 21 animation films and nine short films from the graduates of the Digital Animation and Digital Filmmaking courses. Created as part of their theses, the films incorporate varied techniques, including 2D computer and traditional animation, computer graphics and mixed media. The result is an eclectic mix of ideas and themes encompassing drama, light comedy and dark visions of the future.
The ADM Graduation Show 2010 runs from 24 July till 1 August at Old School, 11 Mount Sophia from 11am-8pm daily. For more information on the ADM Show, please visit the ADM Show 2010 website at: www.admgradshow.com/2010
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