Celebrating 3 years of a successful T&L cross-faculty collaboration
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, we have joined forces with FASS to facilitate a multidisciplinary collaboration between 3rd-year students in the BSc in Games Development (BGD) and the Bachelor of Music and Sound Design (MSD).
More importantly, we have expanded this collaboration even further by extending this opportunity to the students in the second year of the MSD degree.
The three cohorts have done an amazing job combining their areas of expertise and have created eight exciting games with fantastic music and sound effects.
The outcomes of these successful collaborations were presented in a fabulous showcase last week featuring sound works with a huge variety of approaches, including installations, 3D audio spatialization, live electronic interactive performance works.
Attendees had the chance to play with the games developed by the BGD students and experienced the tailor-made music and sound effects created by the MSD counterparts.
To provide an active and collaborative learning experience that prepares final year students for industry, Dr Felicity Wilcox, Music and Sound Design (MSD), and Dr Jaime Garcia, BSc in Games Development (BGD), have worked together since 2017 to develop a formal collaboration between third year students from both degrees undertaking major projects in their final semester, and implemented this initiative in Spring 2017, Spring 2018 and Spring 2019.
For their final assessment students in the Game Design Studio 2 subject built new games, and the opportunity to create original sound design and music for these games was extended to MSD students in the Sound Project subject as an option for their assessment.
Here are some pictures of the event: