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UCO Digital Arts students bring 3D perspective to Our Town
Published:09 May 2013
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Students from University Campus Oldham's (UCO) Digital Arts Practice degree put a 3D spin on the fictional landscape of social media location, Millwood.
18 fictional characters reside in Millwood, each with their own story to tell, which is told by young Oldham writers across different social media platforms.
The task of bringing to life the world of Millwood has been presented as a real life brief to the students of UCO.
Frank Fitzpatrick, Digital Arts Practice course leader, explains,
'Our students undertake a broad range of challenging design briefs as they develop their skills in digital art production. Oldham Theatre Workshop have asked the students to take a map of the town of Millwood with its houses, schools and community centres and turn this into a digital model'.
Three groups of five students pitched their initial interpretations of the Millwood map to Oldham Theatre Workshop's Craig Harris. The chosen map will be go forward to be developed into a final 3D map prototype intended to be used on Oldham Theatre Workshop’s Our Town web site.
40 students are currently enrolled on UCO's three year Digital Arts Practice degree course. The course teaches digital games art and CGI modelling from initial concept to fully realised 3D games and CGI assets.
To find out more about the Digital Arts Practice degree at UCO visit www.uco.oldham.ac.uk
or telephone 0161 344 880.
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