Media Advisory - Interview /Photo Opportunity - Multi-player games, digital media, and interactive technologies: George Brown College students present creative work at annual design showcase

TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - George Brown College School of Design students will present their work at a year-end showcase entitled Essential April 23 to 24, 2015. The event will highlight the students' best work in areas ranging from graphic design and game development to interactive media management. 

"We are excited about the talent coming out of the School of Design this year," says Luigi Ferrara, Dean, Centre for Arts and Design, George Brown College. "In today's competitive marketplace, employers are looking for graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to take on the challenges of the ever-evolving trends in industry. In addition to problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation, it is important to remember the essential elements of design."

Highlights of the design showcase include:

  • An immersive environment that projects 70 years into the future of transportation in Toronto. Visitors can try interactive technologies, play with toys designed by first year students, and get a taste of what is ahead in user experience design
  • A multi-player game called SPORT 2015 that allows sport enthusiasts to test their skills in boxing, racing and soccer simultaneously
  • A hide-and-go-seek game called Seek-a-Boo where players attempt to conceal themselves off screen and run from the "seeker" when detected
  • Short films and digital media by Interactive Media Management and Graphic Design students
  • Advertising, corporate, print, interaction and web design projects that explore various topics

WHAT: Essential: School of Design Year End Show
WHO: Students from the School of Design exhibit the best work from graduate and undergraduate programs
WHERE: George Brown College, 230 Richmond Street East. 
WHEN: Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 9pm (Opening Reception); Friday, April 24, from 10am to 6pm (Exhibition Public Open House)

About the George Brown College School of Design
The School of Design at George Brown College is located in the heart of Canada's largest concentration of design businesses and in one of North America's four top centres for design. The City of Toronto's economic development division has identified design and innovation as being one of the key drivers in the city's evolution towards a knowledge economy. The School of Design reflects this context by developing programs and projects that foster excellence in design thinking, design culture and design business. Built on a system of areas of specialization, the curriculum at the School of Design offers an opportunity for students to gear their personal portfolio to the design career of their choice.

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact: Joyann Callender, Manager Media Relations, George Brown College, 416-415-5000, ext. 3159,


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