Abertay University to host biggest ever graduate show to mark two decades of games education

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Virtual reality concept artist and Abertay student Sophie North will be exhibiting at Abertay Digital Graduate Show.

Abertay University has promised a feast of digital art, computer games and cybersecurity innovation to mark 20 years of games at the institution.

The celebration will be unveiled at the biggest ever Abertay Digital Graduate Show (ADGS), a cornerstone event for a programme of festivities honouring two decades of games education.

For the first time, this year’s expanded ADGS will take over all five floors of Abertay’s Bell Street Student Centre, where more than 170 final year students will showcase their work from May 5-9.

An array of exciting, unusual and creative graduate projects will be exhibited, including software which can transmit from space, concept art linked to a device which turns mobile phones into a virtual reality headset, and a chillingly realistic game which sees players escape from a creepy locked room.

ADGS also acts as the launch event of Dundee’s Ignite Festival which shines a spotlight on culture across the city.

Clare Brennan, ADGS lead and curator of the Hannah Maclure Centre, said: “This is the biggest ADGS we have ever staged and students, academics and staff are all working hard to make sure it is an event to remember.

“Many of our graduates are operating at the cutting edge of the digital world and no other exhibition captures the unique mix of art and technology created here at Abertay.”

As well as student work, a series of weekend workshops are planned for families including paper craft design sessions, Raspberry Pi computing, a music and sound for games tutorial, and animation and comic design classes.

School children will attend coding workshops and quick fire lectures while a business breakfast is also scheduled.

For more information visit www.abertay.ac.uk/graduateshow.