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Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

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Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

EVENTS: what is it about minecraft?

4pm Room B2      FREE  and no need to book, simply come along!

Tom's pictureAre you muddled by Minecraft?  Is it really worth 2.5 billion dollars? Are there any positive benefits to it?  What happens when you actively engage with young people and Minecraft?  Are you worried that your children spend far too much time in a world you simply don’t understand?

Lecturer Tom Flint has been studying Minecraft from a psychological point of view for the past 4 years.  His latest project is a mixed reality game created in collaboration with Jupiter Artland and pupils from Ratho Primary School for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This talk will cover 3 topics:

  1. A tourist’s guide to Minecraft
  2. Positive uses of Minecraft.
  3. Jupiter Artland in Minecraft.

For more info on all our degree show events visit us here

Events: Tuesday’s hip hop performance

Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.

Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.

take a look at our gallery below:

for more information on all our degree show events visit us here

Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

IPA Awards

Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.

Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.

Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.

All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.

Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura
Scott.

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.

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Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. Alumni Hall of Fame. Winners Yme Gorter and Paul J. De Ridder of WAAI creative Agency

Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.

Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.

Awards: Susan Henry presents IPA award for creativity

Our very own multiple award-winning Susie Henry (recently retired Programme
Leader of MSc Creative Advertising) presents the inaugural IPA Award for
Creativity to Laura Scott and Kendra Bodles.

Creative Advertising Awards

The evening at Summerhall gave our students a valuable opportunity to
network and meet many of the industry professionals that have provided guest
lectures and live projects, and the potential to make new contacts which may
lead to work experience over the summer trimester.

Gallery: More than a degree show 2016 launch night

Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.

It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!

You can see all the images from the evening below.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney.

 

First look: graduate films hit the big screen

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Edinburgh Napier 2016 graduates enjoyed a fantastic preview of their film projects on Wednesday at the Historic Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Friends and family as well as members of the public gathered in the retro screening area to enjoy a two hour preview of this years students’ final film projects. Graduate projects covered a whole range of themes from dark but humorous “Oh, Morris” created by Lewis Kyle and David Fraser, to the frank documentary discussing how society views women “it’s her body” by Miranda Stevenson.

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Filmmakers David Fraser (Left) and Lewis Kyle (Right)- creators of student film “Oh, Morris”

This year saw a high number of female directors come through the screen academy with a total of five female students undertaking their own creative endeavors.  Directors Olivia Middleton (Isla) and Rebecca Kilburn (Small Venture) discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a film masterpiece.

Degree show events are running from the 20th-29th of may. for more information on all our events visit us here

Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

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Product Design Foam Modelling Workshop

For Teachers and High School Students

Merchiston Campus, F15, 1-4pm

Photo by Inessa Rychlik
Photo by Inessa Rychlik

Staff from Product Design are running a Foam Modelling Workshop tomorrow for students and teachers interested in product design at all levels.

Year 4 and 5 students who are thinking of applying to study product design at University can use this event to develop visualization and their modelling skills and to add a new project to their protfolio, while school teachers can learn alongside their students and have a new project to take back to the classroom.

Get your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/product-design-foam-modelling-workshop-tickets-16828455363

Interview with Caitlin Bain and Chris Wilson of BA Interior and Spacial Design at tonight’s #ednapdegreeshow

We spoke with some BA (Hons) Interior and Spacial Design students at Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show about their work and the feedback they’ve received.

The Degree Show and Festival of Creative Industries continues at Merchiston and surrounding venues in Morningside until 31 May.

Take A Tour Round #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out the video below to have a look round Edinburgh Napier University’s 2015 Degree Show, on tonight until 31st May from Merchiston Campus. 

Craig Yule

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Craig Yule will be exhibiting new work in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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image © Craig Yule all rights reserved 2015

 

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Craig Yule is a London born Photographer and Retoucher who has been living in Fife for the last 12 years.

After completing his HND in photography at Carnegie college he joined Edinburgh Napier and is now in his 4th year working towards his photography Honours Degree.

Craig’s work is influenced by emotion, surrealism, symbolism, fine art and colour. He is interested in Portraiture, fashion and Advertising and has worked for many different clients including sports magazines, restaurants, advertising agencies, makeup artists and fashion designers.

Craig Will be exhibiting his work at the Free Range exhibition, being born in London to a Scottish family Craig has felt very removed from his Scottish heritage so his work with be showcasing his interpretation of Scottish Folk tales.

See more of Craig’s work at www.crimsonwhite.co.uk

Follow him here on Twitter 

 

Visit our Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries

22 May – 31 May 2015

 

 

Eleni Kollatou

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Eleni Kollatou will be exhibiting new work from her final year project “In Limbo” in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

 

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From the series In Limbo: Tracing the threat of an expanding coal mine on landscape. Image © Eleni Kollatou all rights reserved 2015

 

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From the series In Limbo: Tracing the threat of an expanding coal mine on landscape. Image © Eleni Kollatou all rights reserved 2015

 

In Limbo explores how the landscape reflects our greedy desire for power generation.

Eleni Kollatou is currently based in Edinburgh-UK where she moved three years ago in order to pursue studies on Photography and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. She is in her final year of studies and has developed a great interest in long-term documentary projects. Through her lens she investigates environmental and social issues.

 

Visit our Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries

22 May – 31 May 2015

 

Carla Cornwell

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Carla Cornwell will be exhibiting new work from her final year project in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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image © Carla Cornwell all rights reserved 2015

 

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image © Carla Cornwell all rights reserved 2015

Carla’s current work is based on the Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. It is predicted that by 2016 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Over the past two years, she has explored how the degenerative disease has affected people physically, socially and economically.

She will also be exhibiting this project at Free Range in June.

Carla Cornwell was born in the City of York, but moved to study in Edinburgh four years ago. She has an interest in documentary photography, focusing on topical issues.

 

Sarah Burns

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Sarah Burns will be showing new work as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

Here’s an example of one of her previous projects from the series – “Home Hailesland”

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

Sarah says about the project…

“Wester Hailes is a mildly run down area of Edinburgh, going through regeneration. This particular area of Hailesland is where I spent a great deal of time as a child, visiting and being watched over by my relatives. This series looks at the indoor and outdoor relations of the area, exploring the space and aesthetics along with people I met there. This revisitation of Hailesland allowed me to remember my past as well as evaluate this areas place in todays society.”

Sarah Burns is an Edinburgh based Photographer who has spent her whole life living next to the Scottish capital. Her first experience with photography began when she was seven with an old child-design film camera on a family holiday and she has been enjoying learning more about the medium ever since.

Sarah focuses her work on people who share similar interests/experiences, and day to day life.

To see her previous work and regular updates, check out her http://sarahburns.format.com.