Exceptional Teaching Results at the Chair of Information and Graphic Arts Technology
Esteemed colleagues and students,
At the start of the new academic year, we would like to draw your attention to the teaching results achieved by members of the Chair of Information and Graphic Arts Technology.
In the past academic year (2013/2014), the following numbers of students completed their studies:
- 49 Graphic and Media Technology graduates with a grade point average of 7.96;
- 36 Graphic and Interactive Communications graduates (undergraduate-level programme) with a grade point average of 7.95;
- 28 Graphic and Interactive Communications master’s graduates (postgraduate-level programme) with a grade point average of 9.02;
- 2 Graphic Technology graduates (UNI) with a grade point average of 7.31;
- 5 Graphic Technology (VS) with a grade point average of 7.62;
The educational work also included numerous projects and exhibitions:
2nd year students of GIC and GMT taking the Media Visualisation course collaborated with the Technical Museum of Slovenia and designed a whole new promotional graphic image for the museum. Students worked for BHS skupina, d. o. o. and prepared a new website design for Slovenian designer Maja Ferme and the Sparkasse bank. All the described projects were realised, presented to the general public and are currently still in use. Additionally, students collaborated with the Španski borci Cultural Centre and organised an exhibition open to the general public where they presented products created in the context of the 50 × 50 project.
In the framework of the Innovation Management course, students of the GIC master’s programme worked with the Hekovnik – Startup School, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, the Ljubljana University Incubator, the Luna advertising agency, the Celea company and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. We participated at the INATRI 2014 competition, where one of the teams finished among the 10 finalists (out of a total of 134 entrants). Three teams prepared projects and participated at the 3rd Small Business Summit at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.
Students of the GIC master’s programme successfully realised and finished the TIPOVEJ project, which was carried out in the framework of the Integration of Design and Technology Course.
Two photography exhibitions were showcased:
2nd year GMT and 3rd year GIC students prepared a photography exhibition of nudes for the Photography 2 course; the exhibition was set up at our department.
POST ART | 2011–2014 was a retrospective exhibition prepared by GIC and TCP master’s students for the Artistic Photography and Photography Basic courses; it was presented at the Pulp and Paper Institute.
2nd year GMT and 3rd year GIC students put on a typographical exposition at Trubarjeva hiša. They presented typefaces centred on Slovenian literary heroes that were created in the Typographic Design and Typography in Various Media courses.
3rd year GIC students participating in the Typeface Design course responded to the initiative given by Aljoša Cankar, a professional associate from the Olimpija Football Club, and developed a typeface for football jerseys. The selected typeface can be seen on this season’s football jerseys worn by Olimpija Football Club athletes.
2nd year GMT and GIC students participating in the Interactive Media Tools course designed websites for well-known clients. Eleven websites are currently in use (Gorenje I. P. C., Idejanet, the Kareta tourist agency, Kovinski izdelki Žnidaršič, Inštrukcije Prem, Gostilna Rogan, Zavod 112, Bodi to kar si, Kmetija pri Kranjčevih, MTD BIO and ProCrinis).
Students of the GIC master’s programme who participated in the Methods of Characterising Graphic Products course explored the characteristics of advertising mail and published their results in the Papir magazine.
Students taking the Printing 2 (2nd year GMT students) and the Printing Processes 2 (2nd year GIC students) courses prepared interactive smart posters that they then presented at the Drugačne komunikacije exhibition at the Technical Museum and at the
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.
GIC and GMT students also participated in creating a promotional video used to present the Slovenian rugby team. The video was a big Internet hit, especially among foreign rugby clubs around the world, thus shining a spotlight on Slovenia, rugby and our Chair.
All this points to the exceptional teaching work done by the CIGAT staff. We are all sure to continue dedicating all our efforts to it in the future.