CPDA students recently returned from an exciting trip to Amsterdam, which took place between the 24th and 28th February. A mixture of 2nd year, 3rd year and postgraduate students, along with staff, got to take in the sights, art and culture of Amsterdam, and explore potential links with the prestigious University of Amsterdam.
The Communications and Media department at this institution has just been announced as the number one place for this subject by the QS World Rankings. Students on the trip were lucky enough to attend a lesson with fellow Media students. This not only provided an opportunity for Greenwich students to enquire about postgraduate study, but also one for CPDA to compete with! CPDA has just launched the MA programmes in Digital Arts and Media and Creative Cultures:
Amsterdam may be top in terms of theoretical research, but Greenwich is carving its own place in the market due to its combination of theory and practice within its study programmes. This is so unique that the staff at Amsterdam were also keen to hear about teaching and research exchanges and collaborations – so watch this space for forthcoming guest lectures!
However, we saw much more of Amsterdam than the university. Students had a chance to attend the Sonic Acts Academy to see experimental art and media research at work. Further exhibitions and history relating to film and media industries were on display in the stunning EYE Film Museum. The canal tours provided further interest to film and media students – as many were keen to point out popular filming locations, such as the Skinny Bridge (featured in Diamonds Are Forever ). The beautiful Rijksmuseum provided not only unique architecture and art, but also exhibitions including 20th century technological and artistic innovations. Overall, it was a packed 5 days, but many students (and staff!) are now keen to visit again.