“Roddy wrote the album Lo! Soul from which this single is taken, while locked down on a Hebridean island. He wanted a playful and surreal video with an element of performance that reflected the island location, a challenge given I’d be making it myself at home in Glasgow. I built an island environment in Unreal Engine, and incorporated phone footage from Roddy and singer Jill Lorean, processed using video synthesis. I set everything up so I could wander round the island in VR and scout for shots, which added an enjoyable element of experimentation. Takes were roughly assembled in the Unreal sequencer, then rendered for final editing and post production.”
As we near the end of another academic year, our Undergraduate students will be putting finishing touches on their projects – and in a couple of months time we’ll be launching the new GSA Digital Showcase.
In the meantime, you can still enjoy the Graduate Showcase from last year – SimVis students from the BDes Sound for Moving Image produced a fantastic range of work, and are well worth checking out.
It is becoming something of a tradition for the GSA annual Season’s Greetings videos to be produced by graduates of our MDes Sound for the Moving Image programme. This year its the turn of graduate Graeme John Douglas Ronald with this moving and reflective piece – Forever River. Enjoy.
Deadline: 31st May
As part of MG ALBA and Bòrd na Gaidhlig’s commitment to developing interactive tools for learners of Gaelic we are offering an exciting new LearnGaelic scholarship to study on the MSc Serious Games and Virtual Reality at the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art.
The successful candidate should have a strong interest in the application of games-based tools and techniques to language learning and be able to make a serious contribution to the development of new digital learning tools and strategies for Gaelic.
It is highly desirable that they are a learner of Gaelic, personally committed to progression towards fluency.
The successful candidate will be offered mentoring and support from MG Alba, and there may be internship opportunities with MG Alba during the MSc.
Value of the scholarship: £7,020, 1 year
Use: Fees or Maintenance
Domicile eligibility: Open to all students
Additional eligibility requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong interest in the application of games-based tools and techniques to language learning and be able to make a serious contribution to the development of new digital learning tools and strategies for Gaelic. It is highly desirable that they are a learner of Gaelic, personally committed to progression towards fluency.
For this coming year, SimVis has a number of Scholarships and Fee-Waivers available for all of our postgraduate programmes:
- MDes Sound for the Moving Image
- MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy (with Glasgow University)
- MSc Serious Games & VR
- MSc Heritage Visualisation
The scholarship application deadline is the 31st of May.
Fee-waivers are available to Scottish and EU students (sadly not rUK students), and cover the academic fees for one year of full-time study. Limited numbers are still available on all masters programmes, with the final tranche of awards to be made in June after UG degree results become available.
A selection of scholarships are available – these mostly provide contributions towards the cost of fees, and include the International Welcome Scholarships, which provide a partial scholarship forinternational students.
This year we are also delighted to be able to offer the MGAlba/Learn Gaelic Scholarship to one student on the MSc Serious Games & VR programme. This scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU fees – and is open to applicants from around the world. If awarded to an international student, the scholarship would provide a substantial award towards the international fees. The successful applicant will have an interest in the use of games to support
You can learn more about the scholarships, and application process here: GSA Scholarships
Note that all eligible applicants will be considered automatically for SFC fee-waivers, and there is no application process for these.
Our next open evening will be on Tuesday 15th May 2018 – from 5.30pm to 8pm.
Come along to hear about our postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, to experience student projects in Virtual Reality and ambisonic and surroud sound, and to chat with course tutors.
The funding streams for Postgraduate study have changed significantly in recent years – and are still changing. For the coming year we still have a limited number of fee-waivers for study on our programmes, but for most students some form of scholarship or loan may be required.
Information on GSA scholarships wont be available until April, but we do have information on a range of loans currently available. With funding in the UK handled by different bodies according to where you live, this can be quite complicated. But lets try and sort this out…
Erasmus+ covers the EU countries and Turkey, and supports students studying outside of their home country. So, everyone except UK students for study at SimVis!
Postgraduate Loans (Scotland)
Postgraduate loans are offered through the government student funding body SAAS. The current scheme has only recently launched, and is quite hard to find out about on the SAAS website itself. Some good information is available on Prospects, here. The application form can be found here.
You should be able to apply for these loans if you are resident in Scotland or the EU (but not other parts of the UK!). Separate loans are available for tuition fees and for living costs.
Postgraduate Loans (England)
If you live in England, then you would apply there for a Postgraduate Loan. There is some detailed information at The Student Room, here.
Postgraduate Loans (Northern Ireland)
Students resident in Northern Ireland can get a loan to towards the cost of fees for study in Scotland. Again, more information available at Prospects.
Postgraduate Loans (Wales)
A more complex situation, as the Welsh Assembly is in the process of approving their loans system. This is unlikely to be formalised until Spring, as legislation needs to be approved by the Assembly (see report here).
This looks certain to be approved, however, so funding should certainly be available for all courses starting 1st August or later. As our programmes all start in September, this should hopefully reassure anyone worried about funding.
To go with the new school name, we also have a new blog.
We’ve copied all of the old content over to our new web, but please bear with us – in the move, the chances are that many of the old links have broken. We hope to have these all fixed soon, and to get back to regular postings of our news and updates!