To fire up students’ passion on design and beyond, this year’s Creative October made a colourful burst with an array of informative programmes, including professional sharings and technical workshops lined up for the Interior Design students of The One Academy.
In line with the practical coaching approach emphasised by The One Academy, Creative October was held with an aim to furnish students with advanced practical knowledge via numerous out-of-the-classroom activities. In the keynote address by the Head of Department, Dr. Eric Leong motivated the students with various insightful advices, and concluded that there was absolutely no boundaries for imagination, provided one was willing to think out-of-the-box and be receptive to new ideas.
As usual, the S.EX (Student Exhibition) themed The Imperial Harem was one of the highlight in this annual event. By appreciating the beauty of each other’s marvellous works, including many award-winning works, and the brilliant ideas behind them, students get to develop a deeper understanding on what’s trendy, what works, and what doesn’t.
On the second and third days, there were one compulsary events daily. First was the sharing on landscape design by Dr. Mohd Yazid Mohd Yunos, senior lecturer from the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The next was a talk on ‘Social Media vs Lifestyle’ by Michelle Teh, Assistant Country Manager (Operations) at Nom Nom Media Malaysia, a one-stop solution provider for all aspects of digital marketing.
On the fourth and fifth days, special workshops were held to enhance students’ knowledge on specific topics. There was this Presentation Layout workshop conducted by Advertising & Graphic Design lecturer of The One Academy, Chris Chong, while on the final day, Azlin Suzana of Lin Little Crafty, which specializes in stationaries designing & printing, party styling and personalized gifts share with students her vast wisdom regarding Tablecraft.
By living up to the highly-acclaimed philosophy of Masters Train Masters, it is no wonder The One Academy students are privileged to master various specialised knowledge and tower above their peers when they launch their creative career upon completion of study.