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Ulster Students Stage Northern Ireland's Largest Student Media Show

3 June 2013

Final year students from the University of Ulster’s School of Media, Film and Journalism will stage the largest student media show in Northern Ireland from June 6 – 13, at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.

‘Fin’ will showcase photography; video; sound and interactive media; as well as projects that students worked on with not-for-profit groups through The Science Shop - a community resource which facilitates the opportunity to engage with community and voluntary partners across the province.

The show will be opened on Wednesday, June 5, by Peter Johnston, Director of BBC Northern Ireland, and will then open to the public on Thursday June 6.

Given the commitment of students to sharing their talents with the community, it is apt that Flowerfield Arts Centre is hosting the exhibition.

It follows the success of the show at the location for the last two years when more than 1,200 visitors saw the exhibition.

Dr Colm Murphy, Head of the University of Ulster’s School of Media, Film and Journalism said: “Creativeness, enterprise and inventiveness are the key skills for future success. They will be in abundance at the University of Ulster’s School of Media, Film and Journalism end of year show, ‘Fin’.

“The show is one of the biggest exhibitions of media student work in the UK or Ireland and will feature more than 90 exhibits including photographic pieces, interactive media and short films.

“It has attracted more than 1,200 visitors over the past two years and fantastic feedback. It is also popular with employers who are seeking fresh ideas and talent.

“The director of BBC Northern Ireland, Peter Johnston, was so impressed with the show in 2011, that he readily agreed to open this year’s event and give the keynote speech.”

Just some of the highlights of this year’s show are:

* Thought-provoking documentaries on what it means to be a Protestant in Northern Ireland; human trafficking; the Hillsborough disaster; animal cruelty and mental illness.

* Short films and animation about three young twenty-something girls; photographic projects; the flag protests and a new way of viewing movies.

* Social media, social networking and gaming projects.

* Photographic studies of masculinity; personality; feminine identity and the untold side of family life.

* Web design, brand and logo design and typography.

‘Fin’, is at Flowerfield Arts Centre daily from 6 to 13 June 2013 (except Sunday and Saturday afternoon) from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free. For further information call: 028 701 23361.