Tuesday, 9 June 2009

BA (Hons) Entertainment Media Design 2009 Degree Showreels

The following work are short showreels showing the work of some of this year's graduates and part-time students who will graduate next year. I will be uploading showreels to YouTube soon, and when I do I will replace the videos on this page with embedded YouTube versions.

Karen Costello
Graduate 2009
The Eye of the Way - RPG Horror Game Level
5 mins 45 secs

>coming soon<
Dave Roberts
Graduate 2009
The Poignancy of Musical Memory

Jennifer Swann
Graduate 2009
Trailblazers - FPS Game Level
1 min 22 secs

Steve Chabeaux
Part-time Student
The Equivalents - Character Design
2 mins 18 secs

Dave Jones
Part-time Student
Isle of Mann TT Project Pre-production
2 mins 18 secs

Kevin McKenzie
Part-time Student
Kaupang - Viking Beat-em-Up Level Pre-production
2 mins 04 secs

Anthony Weekes
Part-time Student
S.W.O.R.D. - Character Design
2 mins 04 secs

Grades have been posted

Hi all,

Keep an eye out for a package over the next few days as your grades and, where we had two copies, a copy of your bound dissertation have now been posted.

Jenny and Miles I need an address in order to send your parcel. Please email me ASAP.


Saturday, 6 June 2009

VideoGame Nation

If any of you have any free time go and see the VideoGame Nation exhibition. Its is on at URBIS in Manchester. If you don't know your way around Manchester its easy to find as the URBIS building is in the centre of town (its worth the trip just to see the building).

The exhibition charts the history of video gaming, with emphasis on the British input (quite considerable). Its a hands on exhibition and if video gaming is your thing, its a guaranteed good time. Entrance is three quid, I don't play video games and I still thought it was worth it. You will also come away with loads of ideas.

After you have seen all that VideoGame Nation has to offer go one flight up and see the State of the Art exhibition, now this should blow your socks off and could really inform your work. Its billed as the latest contemporary art coming out of New York, sixteen artists and its free!

Go see.


Friday, 5 June 2009

CAB completed - grades coming soon

Hi all,

The CAB met today and the grades and awards have been set. I will mail out the feedback sheets next week which contain the breakdown of your grades with feedback. I believe Huddersfield will post the grade transcript summary to you. So be patient you eager beavers… not long to go now.

The board were impressed by the degree and the achievements. Although I am not going to post the grades here, as they are confidential, I can say that the graduating full timers have a good range of grades. The grades range from the first FIRST CLASS award on the degree through Upper and Lower Second Class awards. Part-timers grades are also healthy looking but you'll get your praise next year when you complete the degree.

There are two people referred on a module each, one on Pre-production and one on Production. I obviously cannot say who the two are but the two people will be notified next week. You will have to complete the referral work within two weeks to a passable standard, and this referral work will be presented to a Referral CAB in July. If the work is passable you will graduate/progress in July.

To end this post on a high note the board commended the entire group for your dissertations. Everyone has passed this module with a good range of grades. Kate has really enjoyed working with you all on your theses, and you should all feel very proud that Kate, who has a PhD, praises you so much. I will return your bound copies with feedback attached when I send all the grades. You have all done yourself academically proud.

After you receive your feedback, please read it carefully (don't just look at your grade) as the academic team have spent time giving constructive feedback. If you then wish to discuss your work, grades and feedback book an appointment to see me. I would recommend that the two people who have been referred make an appointment to ensure they understand what they need to re-submit.

Good luck to the students graduating this year, its been a pleasure seeing your development. Although you've graduated you can still keep the course informed of your career as you will be able to continue posting to this blog. To the part-timers' your time is in 12 months… I'll see you in September.

Thursday, 4 June 2009


Hi Dave just a quick question will we be recieveing our results tomorrow? If it is tomorrow could you email me my results to my work address as im in work all weekend.