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Unleashing the Creativity - School of Media, Arts & Design Students Excelled at ACA World Championship 2017

Creativity is the key to success, and our students certainly knew how to showcase their creativity in the global arena!

We are proud to share that 3 of our students, Ainur Bagitova, Wong Chun Yew (BSC (Hons) in Multimedia Technology) and Clara Angelina (BA (Hons) in Advertising & Brand Management) were selected among 600 entries to be part of the top 30 finalists of the ACA World Championship Malaysia 2017 Grand Finale, a global competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. This competition was open to all institutions of higher learning, secondary schools, colleges and polytechnics, in which students whose major is in Art & Design were given a platform to showcase their work on a wider scale.

Our students worked on a poster under the theme, “Our Reefs Our Future”, in which the concept was developed to help Reef Check Malaysia, a NGO that is concerned about the coral reefs in Malaysia. Under the supervision of Mr. Leo Gertrude David and Ms. Debbie Liew, the students produced attractive posters in 1 months’ time, as shown below. 

Ainur Bagitova

Wong Chun Yew  

Clara Angelina  

 
This opportunity of participating in the global arena was an eye-opener for our students, who discovered the potential employment opportunities within the Art & Design fields. Congratulations to Ainur, Chun Yew and Clara for a good job well done, and we look forward to seeing shine in their future pathways!
 


Clara Angelina  

Mural Painting for Charity - APU Students Join Hands to Beautify the City

As part of the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL)’s efforts to beautify the city, our lecturers and students from the School of Media, Arts & Design (SoMAD), School of Foundation, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET) and Faculty of Business & Management (FBM) participated in the mural painting project, initiated by iM4U, Malaysia’s leading youth volunteer community.

The project took place over 3 days in Taman Tasik Sri Rampai. A wall of 350 feet (L) x 4 feet (H) has been completed, in which the students incorporated the uniqueness of Malaysian culture and heritage, as well as the logos of APU and APIIT. Despite having to complete the mural painting under the scorching hot weather, our students enjoyed the process as they took their drawing skills into practice.


Beautifying the City - APIIT SoMAD Students Paint Mural at Puchong Food Truck Area

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, a group of students from the APIIT School of Media, Arts and Design (SoMAD) contributed in the Subang Jaya City Council (Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya – MPSJ) efforts to beautify the walls at the food truck area in Jalan Kenari, Puchong.

This project was assigned to us by iM4u and has received tremendous response from the SoMAD students and lecturers, in which the mural was painted over 4 days, from Thursday, 8 September to Sunday, 11 September. Apart from contributing to a good cause, the students also gained the opportunity to apply the artistic skills learnt in their classes.

    

 

The lecturers in SoMAD has coordinated and planned for this initiative to take place, good job and well done to Wong Chee Meng, Christine Lim, Debbie Liew, Fitri Anas Muhiddin and Siew Yen for making this happen! We look forward to seeing more participation in upcoming CSR projects like these.

Click here to view directions to the mural painting:  https://goo.gl/maps/ioHC9MHANvT2 

Media, Arts & Design Festival (MADFest) 2016

We are glad to share that our FIRST EVER Media, Arts and Design Festival (MADFest) was a great success! 

The festival, organised by the APIIT School of Media, Arts & Design (SoMAD), spanned from Wednesday, 27th January to Saturday, 30th January 2016. A series of activities and events were laid out by the dedicated team of organisers, which included industrial talks, workshops, artwork displays, game competitions and more. These activities also saw participation from the public and secondary school students; 7 Secondary 4 students from the Asia Pacific Smart School (APSS) participated in the Monster Sculpting workshop as well.

 

The activities held were aimed to spread awareness about APIIT SoMAD programmes and to create a platform for students to express their creativity. It was also seen as the ‘report card day’ for our first batch of SoMAD students, as they exhibited their artworks they did in their classes throughout the year. A handful of impressive masterpieces were exhibited -  some even got purchase offers from visitors who were interested to bring them home!

Besides the games tournament and the cosplay competition which created a lot of buzz among the students community, the doodling and sculpting workshops also received overwhelming response from the students; all sessions were a full-house. Other than a memorable hands-on experience, participants of the workshop also brought home their artworks of the day – a clay sculpture or a button badge with their doodles on. Apart from that, industry experts from ESports Malaysia, MDEC and Tau Films also shared their working experiences in the design field, in which students were able to gain insights and learn about their future career pathway. 

 

Looking forward to see more great events like this in the future! Thumbs up to the MADFest committee and the students who participated to make this event a wonderful one. For the complete photo gallery, visit: http://tinyurl.com/hsd29lr