Creative way to growth and success
Many students nowadays are looking for fields that satisfy them professionally and lucratively in order to pay off their student debts once they graduate.
Many have increasingly turned to Creative Multimedia, an industry that is bringing in tremendous growth and revenue.
It is a field that uses computer and multimedia technologies to create digital content. It is what we see when someone takes an idea and makes it visual through 2D or 3D animation, cinematic arts or visual effects.
The final output can be used for various purposes in entertainment, gaming, music, product design, film and television as well as advertising and branding.
In other words, if what you see is creative, entertaining and persuasive, there’s a good chance that it is Creative Multimedia at work.
There are many reasons to love Creative Multimedia. First of all, as an industry, it’s resilient against economic downturns.
When downturns hit, the entertainment industry – especially TV – experiences a surge as more people stay home, needing something to do.
also, you don’t need to be someone who comes from the arts background to be a part of it.
Dean at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), Multimedia University (MMU), associate Professor Dr neo Tse Kian, has seen many students begin the programme with raw creative energy.
as they continue to progress within the programme, this raw energy begins to fuel their abilities, which gets harnessed and honed until they eventually graduate as highly skilled creative content designers or developers.
“There is a misconception among most people that in order to work in the Creative Multimedia field, you need to be a natural-born artistic prodigy,” he said.
“This is not always the case. In order to be a part of this exhilarating industry, all you need is to be imaginative and have the passion and willingness to learn.”
The secret in this transformation lies in MMU’s 18-year track record of producing leaders in the industry.
Dr neo explains: “not only is the faculty infused with great lecturers and mentors, but we have a solid, structured and systematic approach for developing creative and artistic skills.
“Using our approach, students not only get to learn how to develop good creative work, but also methods which allow them to share and communicate their creative ideas.”
MMU’s FCM offers students a vast array of noted and industry- proven programmes.
With animation and Visual Effects, film-making techniques are integrated with 3D animation and visual effects know-how.
These graduates are prepared for a career in animation production, visual effects, post-production work, movie-making and even producing independent short films.
These areas are currently experiencing high demand, not only from the local scene but from overseas as well.
In addition, FCM recently came up with a new exciting programme in Cinematic arts.
Developed in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC), the United States, this programme will be invaluable to those interested in producing high-quality movies, short film and documentaries for TV and cinema.
Other industry-proven programmes offered by FCM are advertising Design, Interface Design and Virtual Reality, which have placed graduates in strong positions in the exciting fields of advertising and branding, gadgets and consumer electronics design and simulated immersive environments.
For more information of FCM’s programmes, visit MMU’s /Creative Multimedia Showcase/ from today (Feb 27) to March 2 at e@Curve shopping mall to view some of the students’ best work.
At Multimedia University’s Faculty of Creative Multimedia, students are trained to tap into the creative industries, which can grow in many directions despite a slow world economic recovery.