7th June 2001

 

VIEW KIT AND ULH LINK AT MULTIMEDIA SHOW

 

PRESS INVITED TO ATTEND PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY 8th JUNE 5PM–8PM   

 

Interactive Multimedia students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be showcasing their work to the public in Hull from Saturday 9th June to Wednesday 13th June.

 

Sponsored by KIT, the Hull-based interactive television service, the students’ exhibition will include their re-design of the Local Link - KIT’s guide to community information, on-demand news, shopping and services - and innovative work including a virtual nursery and children’s education project.

 

BA (Hons) Interactive Multimedia was launched at the university’s Hull School of Art and Design in 1998. The three-year degree course focuses on electronic or ‘new’ media - the future of design.

 

Final-year graduates from last year’s cohort are now enjoying successful careers in the industry,” commented university award co-ordinator Sarah Humphreys.

 

Lucy Harding (23) from York graduated with a first-class honours degree last July and is now working as a designer for BBC Interactive Television. Other graduates have found jobs with high-profile companies such as Cimex Media (new media) and Blue Marble UK (interactive advertising).

 

“It’s also good news that we have forged such a strong link with KIT, such a high- profile company in the region,” said Sarah.

 

KIT’s public relations manager Tony Barker commented: “We aim to support excellence in interactive design so we are always on the look out for fresh new creative input.”

 

The final year shows will take place at the EICH Gallery in George Street from Saturday 9th June to Wednesday 13th June. Members of the public are invited to attend from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free of charge.

 

For further information about Interactive Multimedia contact Sarah Humphreys on 01482 462195 or by e-mail sjhumphreys@humber.ac.uk or view the website - www.interactive.humber.ac.uk. For more information about KIT contact 01482 602389 or visit the website www.kit.tv

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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