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Software house BZP Pro donates $30,000 of animation tools.

Posted on 9 September 2014

Department's new Interactive Media degree wins support from software industry leaders

University of York students studying towards a degree in Interactive Media will gain experience using the latest animation technology thanks to a donation of valuable software tools by BZP Pro Inc.

The first cohort of students studying towards the new BSc in Interactive Media will take up their places with York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television later this month.

The BZP Pro Smart Skinner software - a donation equivalent to $30,000 of commercial software licenses - will be available on all the teaching systems in the newly equipped Interactive Media Laboratory.

Professor Nick Holliman, who leads the Interactive Media programme, said: “This donation provides an excellent opportunity for our students to use the very latest in animation technology enhancing their skills and career prospects.”

The BSc in Interactive Media is an innovative, multidisciplinary degree programme combining theory and practice, which brings together technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives on new media systems, interactive technologies and digital culture.

Students joining the course will have the opportunity to create interactive software, content and products for a variety of platforms and uses, from mobile phones to 3D TV, from games development to web design, from apps to immersive environments, from social media to virtual worlds and from augmented realities to massively multi-player online games.

Prospective students interested in learning more about the BSC in Interactive Media should email Professor Nick Holliman or call him on 01904 325245.

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For further information contact Professor Nick Holliman, Head of Interactive Media, University of York, on #IMatYork or David Feldman, BZP Pro LLC, President, BZP Pro, on