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Exposing the best in digital animation

News Release

  11 May 2016

Graduating students from the University of Hertfordshire’s Digital Animation Programme are hosting their prestigious animation film showcase, Animation Exposé, on 25 May 2016 at the University’s de Havilland campus. This world-famous Exposé festival and exhibition, now in its 13 th year, is streamed live around the world and features inspirational talks from companies about the latest industry blockbusters. It also showcases the very best work from the University’s degree courses in 3D and 2D animation, Games Art and Visual Effects.

Students will fiercely compete with each other to win top prizes decided upon by a distinguished panel of industry judges and the event will include talks by eminent industry speakers from leading visual effects, games and animation industries.

“The University’s Digital Animation Programme equips students with the highest level of skills needed to succeed in today’s Games, Visual Effects and Animation industries. Much emphasis is given to creativity, concept art and story, channelled through advanced software skills and the latest technology” commented Stephen Hunt, Programme Leader, School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.

“Great drawing and design, coupled with industry level skills, will always open doors for an artist, and the University works exceptionally hard with its partners to help graduates attain successful careers in the industry. Our graduates have worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, Inception, Gravity and Prometheus, Jungle Book and many more, winning Oscars for their work.”

Graduates are working in all the best companies across the world including Framestore CFC, Double Negative, MPC, Crytek, Rare, Sony, Disney among others. The student projects have won many awards and their animated films have been seen by over 18 million people worldwide via YouTube and Vimeo.

Admission to Animation Exposé is free and open to the public. However, spaces are limited so for more information or to book your place, visit: https://headlines.herts.ac.uk/animation-expose/. The event will be held at the Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9EU, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The live stream can be viewed at: www.headlines.herts.ac.uk .

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For more information/images contact Manjari Shah, University of Hertfordshire Press Office on 01707 286476, Email: m.shah24@herts.ac.uk

Notes to Editors

For information about the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts Graduate Exhibitions events taking place in Hertfordshire and London, please visit www.headlines.herts.ac.uk .

About the University of Hertfordshire:

·          The University’s vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university.  It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. 

·          The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of over £238 million.

·          With a student community of over 24,800 including more than 4,100 overseas students from 100 different countries, the University has a global network of over 210,000 alumni. 

·          It is also one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings 2016.

·          For more information, please visit  www.herts.ac.uk

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