Students celebrate CGI Friday

Students studying BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) at Southampton Solent University celebrated the completion of their final-year projects at their degree show on Friday 12 June 2015.

Combining digital art and cutting-edge digital technology in creative and innovative ways, students hone their skills in the University’s computer labs, with access to green-screen, video and sound recording, motion capture and 3D printing facilities.

Student Amber Alexander, 25, was inspired by images and videos from The Hobbit franchise, the Daredevil TV series and Games Workshop 40k models.

Amber says:My goal was to create a high-quality, professional show-reel that would demonstrate my skills and everything I’ve learned during the course.”

One of the UK’s only dedicated degree courses for CGI, this is the first group of students to complete the course since it launched three years ago.

“The advice I’d give to other students is whatever you’re doing, do what you enjoy. If you’re lucky you’ll be doing it the rest of your working life” Amber says.

Three of the seven students on the course won awards for their projects, including:

  • Amber Alexander for professional practice
  • David Carter for technical excellence
  • Nathan Marsh for aesthetic excellence.

Senior Lecturer Adriaan Pottas says: “2015 has been an extraordinary year for the BA (Hons) CGI course. Students have gone from strength-to-strength; their hard work and a professional approach has resulted in an exceptional outcome for them."

The exhibition is open to the public until 18 June in the John Millais building at Southampton Solent University’s main campus on East Park Terrace. Opening times are: 17 June 10am – 5pm and 18 June 10am – 4pm.

If you’re interested in Solent’s BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery course then visit


About Southampton Solent University 

Southampton Solent University offers more than 19,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2014 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).




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The advice I’d give to other students is whatever you’re doing, do what you enjoy. If you’re lucky you’ll be doing it the rest of your working life.
Student Amber Alexander