SCG Creative Media student Thomas Lake in the college's media studio

Level 3 Creative Media student Thomas Lake, 18, had his work exhibited at UAL’s Origins Creatives show in London over the summer holidays.

Origins Creatives is organised by the UAL Awarding Body and provides art lovers, critics and industry professionals from the creative sector with the chance to discover original creative talent from across the UK and celebrate students’ creativity and hard work.

This year’s exhibition was held at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch from 21–24 July.

Ross Anderson, Director of the UAL Awarding Body said: “The UAL Awarding Body Origins Creatives show is my favourite moment of the year, and I’m so pleased that we’re able to return to a physical space this summer. Origins provides our awarding body community with the opportunity to come together and celebrate the wonderful work and amazing achievements of all our students, and recognise the remarkable efforts of the tutors and teachers who have supported them. The world needs creativity, now more than ever, and our students are bursting with it!”

Thomas’ submission, titled ‘My Virtual Life’, is a VR experience that puts the viewer in his seat as he takes us on a short journey of all the obstacles he faces while navigating the world in a wheelchair. His work caught the attention of UAL Awarding Body’s curator amongst nearly 500 submissions from college students across the country.

“I am overjoyed to have my work put in the exhibition,” Thomas said. “The original intention of the work was to raise awareness of the obstacles that I and others face. This exhibition is perfect for doing that.”

Thomas recently completed the UAL Level 3 Creative Media course at SCG, which he said he’s enjoyed due to the variety of the topics covered and the constant opportunities to try out new things.

His Creative Media course has equipped him with a strong set of creative skills and an excellent knowledge of digital media, which he plans to build on by continuing at the college to study our new Extended Diploma in Esports.

Thomas’ VR piece is currently available to watch below. Please click 'Watch on YouTube' to view the video in 360°.

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