A total of 23 students of Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), Multimedia University (MMU) and Digital Media, RMIT University Australia formed teams to work collaboratively for two weeks in the Digital Media Creative Collaboration (DMCC), recently. It was the first cross-university project between both universities, funded by the 2018 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
This collaborative project aimed to foster cross-cultural work experience and multidisciplinary exchange through student and faculty engagement. The students were exposed with various activities to further understanding of emerging industry trends such as industry mentoring, studio/gallery visits and many more. The students investigated and applied the design theory and technology in producing the creative digital media outputs, with the intended outcome of exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne.
This unique project also serves as a special inbound mobility programme in the FCM that explores the commonality disparities in media, arts and culture between Malaysia and Australia. The programme also emphasised on the usage of digital media and artistic expression to instigate dialogue, exchange creative ideas, build network and executed a joint exhibition for their media art projects. As a result, the students produced five interactive artworks namely Empat Blok, Hearts of Metropolitan, Mencari, Alone and Shades of City.
Besides that, three sessions of workshop were conducted whereby several industry speakers sharing their expertise and experience to the students. The first session was from MOTIOFIXO with Fariz Hanapiah and Zulkifli Abd. Wahab, the second session with Hanis Aiman from THE TOMOE and final session was with Fihir Omar and Liyana Jamil from EEE LAB.
To view more on their interactive artworks, please click here.