Five Professors from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), the Netherlands have arrived in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to embark on Design-based Projects with lecturers and students of the Department of Graphic Design.
The projects are on the topics “Health: How can digital design prevent (local) illness? Rhythm and Melody: How to create tempo, melody or suspense in a digital imagery?”. With regards to Health, students are expected to tell digital stories with images that they make and bring together to prevent illnesses in Ghana.
Rhythm and Melody will look at how to translate something invisible like music into digital imagery. In this regard students have to pick a piece of music that is meaningful to them and create a series of photographs that resembles the chosen music using a sense of story structure, motion or sound.
Ag. Dean, Dr. Patrique deGraft Yankson
The delegation, led by the Ag. Dean, School of Creative Arts, UEW, Dr. Patrique deGraft Yankson paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni to throw more light on the projects.
At the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the Ag. Head, Department of Graphic Design, UEW, Dr. Ebenezer Acquah revealed that he attended a Design Conference from Sunday, 18th February to Saturday, 3rd March, 2018 in Amsterdam and had the opportunity to interact with some of the lecturers at the Department of Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD), AUAS to discuss a collaboration between the two departments.
Ag. Head, Department of Graphic Design, Dr. Ebenezer Acquah
The Vice-Chancellor welcomed the visiting Professors on behalf of the University Management and expressed their readiness to make the collaboration come to fruition.
“What universities stand for are very clear worldwide and collaboration is indeed one of the essentials. I am sure that you are looking for perspectives that may be missing in what you do in the Netherlands and so you are coming here to have this collaboration to enrich your own and obviously our experiences as well.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni in an interaction with the delegation
“We are really going to be opening our doors, hearts and minds to receive what inputs and experiences you have.” The Vice-Chancellor said.
The visiting Professors were Head, CMD, AUAS, Harry Zengerink; Lecturers, Design History and Music Composition, Harold Konickx; Visual Branding and Design Management, Nicole Frank; Interactive Design, Motion Design and Film Maker, Maaike van Cruchten; and Graphic Designer and Data Visualisation, Christiaan van Dokkum.
Also present were the Director, Centre for Research and Creative Arts (CeRCA), Prof. Cosmas Mereku; Head, Department of Art Education, Dr. Rexford Amissah; and Examination Officer, Dr. Joseph Essuman.