University of Portsmouth visits Comic Con!

    University of Portsmouth staff joined superheroes and fans this year, putting up a recruitment stall at Comic Con!

72In a huge celebration of film, television, computer games, comics, animation and gadgets, Comic Con is an opportunity for fans of all genres to come together and mingle with industry professionals.

Staff from the University’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) attended the event to promote its courses and to raise awareness of the University’s emerging talent. The event attracts a young demographic and Portsmouth was one of only a handful of universities to attend, making it a perfect opportunity to show-case the quality of courses and the opportunities on offer to students.

Peta Tattersall, CCI Faculty Registrar, who attended the event, said: “We had a hugely positive response to our attendance, with a lot of people expressing their surprise and delight at seeing us there!

“Comic Con is an ideal opportunity to show how Portsmouth students graduate with the professional skills demanded by the cultural industries. Our lecturers come from the film, television and gaming industries, have a passion for their subject and teach using professional equipment and facilities; quite simply, it’s a winning combination.”

img_3957img_3985Students and lecturers from Computer Games, Animation, Film Production and Film Industries, spent hours talking to hundreds of attendees and demonstrating some of their work. Award-winning student start-up company, Square Mountain, demonstrated their computer game ‘No Trace,’ while the team behind a student-led feature length-animation, Stina and the Wolf, explained how it was produced as part of their course using advanced motion capture facilities.

There was plenty of time networking and building on industry contacts plus an opportunity to re-connect with several university alumni including an alumnus of the Film Industries course, now working at Sony.

Peta said: “Meeting alumni who have not long graduated and who are already successful in their field is hugely inspirational for our students and spurs them on to their own future success.”

 

See the University’s full article here.

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