Virtual Music Video Production with Unreal

MDes Sound for the Moving Image student produced the video for Roddy Woomble’s new single – Architecture in LA – using Unreal Engine and Virtual Reality cinematography.
“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.”

GSA Graduate Showcase

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.

https://gsashowcase.net/glasgow/school-of-simulation-and-visualisation/

LearnGaelic Scholarship 2018

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.

Key information:

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.

Download the Scholarship Guide Here

https://learngaelic.scot/

Postgraduate Scholarships (and fee waivers)

For this coming year, SimVis has a number of Scholarships and Fee-Waivers available for all of our postgraduate programmes:

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.

REVISIT project

How to Fail Your Research Degree

Interested in learning a little more about what it takes to succeed in post-graduate research? Then have a look at How to Fail Your Research Degree.

Developed by Daisy Abbott, Research Developer and Lecturer at the School of Simulation and Visualisation, this light-hearted game encourages a reflective engagement with the various academic skills and activities necessary to undertake post-graduate research and the risks and pitfalls that can affect a research degree.

Released in 2017, it is particularly suitable for taught master’s and MRes students and is currently being used world wide. It can be equally useful for students in the first year of a PhD, or even final year undergraduates who are undertaking independent research projects. The game can also be used to (re)familiarise early career researchers to the process of managing a research project, and has been shown to be useful in introducing the terminology of research to novice researchers or those with English as an additional language.