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Former IT Student Working for Disney and Microsoft
Former Cornwall College St Austell student Luke Adwick, 22, is an IT success story, landing a job with Frontier Developments, two weeks upon graduating from university, where he has just completed work on the latest Disney game, Disneyland Adventures, published by Microsoft.
Luke completed a BTEC National Diploma in E-Media at Cornwall College St Austell before winning a place studying Games Design at Staffordshire University; he graduated in June 2011 with First Class honours. He is now an Environment Artist in the video games industry, specializing in imagining, designing and realising the 3D worlds that surround the characters in video games.
Luke described his progression: “When I joined the College, I knew I wanted to study a skill in computers but didn’t know which area to specialize in. The E-Media Diploma allowed me to explore many different aspects of visual and digital media technologies and ultimately guided me on to the path I’m on today.”
Luke is keen to highlight the importance of making the most of your time at College whilst you are there as the skills you learn, help you later in life to achieve your goals: “It's a tough world out there, in my eyes you have to work five times as hard to get into your dream career than when you get in. Once you're in, you can finally stop trying to prove yourself, and start doing the work you love whilst learning more and more on the job from the inspiration around you.”
Looking back on his College days, Luke commented: “My most memorable moment was creating a short film with friends on the course, being able come up with a silly idea together, executing it and learning a lot about the process. I had some great and knowledgeable lecturers who really made the experience enjoyable.”
Tony Hyom, Lecturer in Animation for Games at St Austell College commented: “From the moment Luke began to work in 3D, he seemed to realise the huge potential at his fingertips and worked tirelessly to progress. I’m really proud of his achievements so far and will follow his career with great interest”.
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, commented: “We are delighted that the skills and experience Luke gained whilst at the College have led him on the path to his dream career. Cornwall College strives to give our learners the best foundation to increase their employability in their chosen industry.”
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