Creative and Digital Media students have work chosen for online exhibition
The UAL Origins Creatives 2021 is a showcase of student work that celebrates everything they have achieved over the past year.
Talented students from The Manchester College’s Industry Excellence Academy for Creative & Digital Media have had their work chosen for a prestigious online exhibition.
The UAL Origins Creatives 2021 is a showcase of student work that celebrates everything that students on UAL Awarding Body qualifications have achieved over the past year.
This year’s online showcase is split into three key areas - The gallery, The 'live' event, and The playlist. These platforms will showcase the work of students that have been selected by Curator, Monica Biagioli, Senior Lecturer in Design Innovation at London College of Communication.
Colin Avison, a student on the Graphic Design and Digital Communication course in partnership with Creative Cow, will have his work shown in the online exhibition from 22 - 29 July. The photographic autobiography, entitled ‘What a Trip, shows a series of portraits of the people who have helped Colin with his photography career as well as help him become the person he is today.
“All the people photographed have been important in my journey,” Colin said. “These photos not only document the people who have helped me make improvements in my photography career but also show how far I have come as a person.
I am grateful and thankful for the opportunity to have my work selected. I just hope that others can take inspiration from my work and create something amazing.
Another student whose work will be showcased in the online exhibition is Alicia Amaral, who’s studying on the Game Art and Development course in partnership with GPC.
Described by her tutors as an “exceptional artist, both digitally and more traditional”, Alicia has produced high quality 3D game character concepts and models, which is as tough as it gets in the Game Art world!
Tutor Katy Rushton said: “We are super proud of the students for being selected. They have created some amazing work under very difficult circumstances and it’s so lovely to see them recognised by our awarding body and be part of these prestigious events”
Furthermore, student Patrik Kancsar will have his work shown during the live event at 5pm on Friday 23 July.
Patrik, who studies Motion Design and Animation in partnership with Flow Creative and was named Student of the Year at the College’s Student Awards last month, has created an animated sci-fi comedy series called ‘Star Sweepers’, centered around “two moronic janitors cleaning Moptopia from the filth of evil.”
Tutor Ben Elson added:
Origins is a brilliant way to end the year and we are very proud to have three students selected to showcase their work.
"We’ve had had a few students selected in previous years, but to have three in one year is fantastic, especially after the year we have all had. It’s also great that the students have such different specialism and talents – this is key to what we as a college have been working to in recent years.”
You can find out more about The Manchester College’s Industry Excellence Academy for Creative & Digital Media and apply today.
Elsewhere, Visual Arts students Becan McNally (Level 3 Photography) and (Level 3 Art & Design) have also had their work chosen for UAL Origins Creatives 2021.