Abertay games students dominate Creative Scotland Student Media Awards

For immediate release: Wednesday 8 May

The Creative Scotland Student Media Awards will tomorrow (Thursday 9 May) see a guaranteed University of Abertay Dundee winner – as all three nominees in the computer games category are from Abertay.

The awards form part of the annual Creative Loop Student Media Festival and are a prestigious award for young creative professionals preparing to start their careers.

In the award category ‘Best use of interactive media/apps/computer games’ the three nominated projects from Abertay are Constructs, Into the Sky and The Art Collector.

Abertay University student Francis Morton is also nominated in the ‘Best animation’ category.

Lynn Parker, Computer Arts Programme Tutor, said: “At Abertay University we really pride ourselves on producing graduates with the skills needed to work at the world’s leading computer games companies – and to start their own businesses.

“It’s a great recognition of the hard work of our students and lecturers to see nominations for major awards, and to receive every nomination for best interactive media, app or computer game at the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards shows that all that work is paying off.

“One of the major advantages of our teaching is that students from the art, audio and programming degrees work together, just as they would in a real company. Getting that interaction early is a crucial part of learning to work effectively as a team and to produce incredible creative results.”

The award winners will be announced tomorrow night at a glittering ceremony at the CCA in Glasgow.

The nominated students are:

- Constructs: Mustafa Cetiner, Andrew Golden, Karl Inglott, Jonathan Jones, Laura McSheffrey, Phil Morton, Elinor Townsend and Grzegorz Ziemba.

- Into the Sky: Stephanie Bazeley, Andrew Bean, Grant Campbell, Jaime Cross, Adam Dart, Simon Doyle, Peter Edmond, Gary Robertson, Andy Tait and Judy Vernon.

- The Art Collector: Alistair Low



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