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 "All I can say is the 5 years I spent at Ravensbourne have been a fantastic experience." 

Courses:  MA Interactive Digital Media | BA (Hons) Animation | Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Media Production) 

Year of Graduation: 2016 | 2015 | 2012

What appealed to you about Ravensbourne and your chosen degree course?

Ravensbourne appealed to me because of its strong industry connections and the availability of the very latest technologies such as VR equipment and 3D Printing.

How has your degree from Ravensbourne helped you achieve your professional goals?

Ravensbourne taught me to be creative and experimental through innovation in order to achieve my professional goals and studying for my masters has helped me develop an understanding of how the development of new technologies can support media industries.

Please list the benefits that you experienced from studying with us.

At Ravensbourne we were able to access the latest technologies such as new 3D printers, VR, and PCs, technology events like the VRUK 2016 festivals and also short courses were available for all students to gain more creative skills.

Please list any highlights from your time at Ravensbourne (awards, industry experience, professional links, social experience).

Being able to stay at Ravensbourne to study from foundation to bachelors to masters for 5 years, (I started studying in 2011) has been a great experience. Working as a Student Ambassador for 4 years whilst studying increased my overall confidence in particular in talking to the public. One of the main highlights and an important part of my 5 years spent at Ravensbourne was the opportunities that we were given to collaborate and socialise with other students to create some awesome projects together.

How is Ravensbourne (and your chosen course) different from other universities/colleges?

MA Interactive Digital Media course at Ravensbourne is very different to any other universities because the masters students are a very varied and mixed international group, more so than any of the other courses at Ravensbourne. I particularly liked this, because we all able to share our ideas from different cultures and backgrounds to innovate new ideas that can help the world.

Are you in employment and, if so as what?

I am not in employment yet, however thanks to the bursary award called the Stationers’ Company Bursary Award 2015/16 – this bursary provided funding to enable me to undertake my Master’s degree. As part of the bursary I will become a member of this 600-year-old membership organisation (The Worshipful Co of Stationers & Newspaper Makers) the majority of whose member’s work in, or supply, the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries. This will enable me to continue to learn more about the communications and content industries.

What advice would you give to prospective students?

If you want to work in media or design industries go to Ravensbourne, because it's a very highly recommended university and being based in London offers excellent opportunities to find work. 

 

Chris Szkoda

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