Final Curtain Falls For Students Of ITT Creative Media Department,

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By Cliona Lawton ITT Creative Writing for Digital Media Student

Conor Baker, Zach Buggy and Reilly O’Brien at the ITT Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit at the Education Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

LAST Thursday the Institute of Technology, Tralee’s Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit took place in association with The Education Centre.

Final year students from the Honours Degree Programmes in Creative Writing for Digital Media, TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting, Music Technology and Design for Interactive Media presented thirteen collaborative projects, at a wonderfully attend event packed full with over 250 media industry experts, Media Lecturing Staff, families and friends of the students.

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Horizon Exhibit allowed students to showcase their final year projects, while offering an networking opportunity for industry representatives to meet potential new employees.

The event also provided an opportunity to view and engage with this unique collection of writing, film, sound and instillation art all under one roof.

Lorcan O’Connor, Aisling O’Connell and Cian Shiels at the ITT Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit at the Education Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

It marked a year of firsts; including the college’s first graduating class of creative writers, its first Virtual Reality project—Repeal—and its first 360 degree sound project with an accompanying hologram.

The event was officially launched by IFTA Award Winning Filmmaker Gerard Barrett who spoke about the importance of family and friends supporting students who wish to embark on a career in media.

Mary Lucey, MC for the event thanked all the media industry representatives for their continued support and congratulated the final year students on successfully completing their four years of study.

It was a very enjoyable event with music provided by the Media Technicians Jim Quinn and Liam McCarthy, who were joined by talented Music Technology lecturer Lozann McCarthy.  An array of food was sponsored by Chef Joe Hurley, served in the open garden after the event was launched.

The final year students thoroughly enjoyed showcasing their work, 4th year Creative Writing for Digital Media student Leanne Ahern, one of the exhibitors, stated: “The event was a great success!  It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our work  to friends, family, potential employers and the public.”

All of this was made possible through months of effort by the Special Event Management class, lecturers Mary Lucey and Lisa McElligott.  Sponsorship for the evening came from Johnson Technology Services, ITT Student’s Union, Sika-Signs, Hygi-Care, Tadhg Flynn and Sean Rea Graphic Design, and James Culloty Photographer.

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