Saturday, 15 January 2011

Postcard from Mittweida

This week I visited Mittweida University of Applied Sciences in Sachsen, Germany. Mittweida has been a partner of Media Programme since 2003 and we have cooperation in many fields: staff and student exchange, joint activities in EUROPRIX network, the European Virtual Academy project and the Swan Lake Award organised by Mittweida media students.

The Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Award (SL:MIMA) invites since 2004 young talented filmmakers to participate with a movie in one of the three categories: ’Computer-Animation’, ‘Digital Film’ and ‘Interactive Movie’. Modern piano music by international artists serves as the basis for the competition. TAMK is a SL:MIMA partner.

It was time for the Swan Lake Festival again, with the highlight, the Award ceremony on Wednesday.

No TAMK students were awarded this time, but Greta Stanciauskaite, student of Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, who was awarded in the animations competition was exchange student at our Media Programme last autumn and designed her winning animation here. So we feel like a winner. Congratulations Greta! It was a pleasure to have you here!

Mittweida UAS is also partner of TAMK degree programmes in Business Administration, International Business, Film and Television and Engineering.

The Media Department has first class resources for audio-visual production.
They have two studios, this is the new one.

Mittweida is a wonderful old town, the facilities of the Media Programme top class, students and staff friendly and competent, so I look forward to strengthen the cooperation with Mittweida UAS.

Cai Melakoski
Head of Degree Programme in Media
Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Award
SL:MIMA on the Artmedia blog

Mittweida UAS

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