Students game for university

27 November 2013

Students from Rossett School, Harrogate enjoyed an insight into video game design when they visited the School of Art and New Media at the Scarborough Campus of Hull University.

The year 10 pupils visited the university as part of its regular programme of taster days to get a better understanding of what higher education has to offer. Whilst on campus in Scarborough, they took part in a number of hands-on sessions and met with current students.

The students were able to get a taste of 3D design as they learned more about the technology involved in video game development.

The session was led by Interim Head of the School of Arts and New Media, Dr. Darren Mundy who said:

We regularly host visits from students across the region and beyond who are keen to find out more about what university is like and what it can offer them.

Some of the younger children won’t have been to a university before and may not understand what we do. We can tailor days to suit students of all ages from primary age through to sixth form.

It is great to get the younger pupils onto campus and give them a chance to try out some of the facilities we have here.

Our state-of-the-art computer software allows them to see what digital designers and developers are using and gives them a taste of what they could experience on one of our degree programmes such as the BA in Design for Digital Media.

Photograph shows: Joel West from Rossett School, Harrogate gets to grips with 3D design technology as part of a taster day at the Scarborough Campus of Hull University.

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