Study for an MSc in International Heritage Visualisation in Scotland

 

MSc in International Heritage Visualisation

While the rate of deterioration and disappearance of heritage sites has accelerated due to acceleration of human progress, major technological breakthroughs have occurred to enable digital preservation, i.e. 3D digital capture has been developed allowing high definition, high accuracy, and high productivity associated with digital documentation. This technology has been adopted worldwide and over 3,000 international service providers are available to deploy this technology to facilitate the preservation of heritage sites. In addition, major innovations in digital image processing, 3D modelling software, broadband access, and computer hardware capabilities have allowed worldwide public access to voluminous data and information systems including 3D visualisation.

The MSc in International Heritage Visualisation is a specialist pathway in the realm of 3D visualisation at DDS. This course aims to develop the knowledge and skill sets required to deliver and conduct digital preservation of world heritage sites and to create a unique opportunity to combine architecture and heritage with state of the art digital technologies, including 3D laser scanning, digital reconstruction of historic sites and artefacts, interaction and visualisation using virtual reality facilities. It allows an ideal opportunity for documentation, maintenance, and preservation of significant cultural sites and physical heritage assets, and to reconstruct them in a real-time 3D environment for use in tourism, art, education, entertainment and science.

This pathway will enable students to understand the process of creating original 3D datasets of cultural objects and sites, to reconstruct and present immersive visualisation with interactive narratives and provide a novel approach to foster multi-disciplinary study in computer science, history, geography, culture study, archaeology, architecture, the build environment, art and design and tourist management.

The programme aims to develop the knowledge and skill sets required to deliver and conduct digital preservation of world heritage sites and to create a unique opportunity to combine architecture and heritage with state of the art digital technologies, including 3D laser scanning, digital reconstruction of historic sties and artefacts, interaction and visualisation using virtual reality facilities.  It allows an ideal opportunity for documentation, maintenance and preservation of significant cultural sites and physical heritage assets, and the ability to reconstruct them in a real-time 3D environment for use in tourism, art, education, entertainment and science.

This programme emerged as a result of successful strategic research collaborations between the DDS and a number of partners in cultural heritage. DDS has several long-term partnerships with industry and governmental organisations and a world-leading portfolio of work. DDS and Historic Scotland have formed the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation (CDDV) which specialises in the precise documentation and 3D representation of heritage objects, architecture and environments using state of the art, high resolution laser scanning technology and 3D visualisation software. The CDDV promotes and celebrates Scotlandís cultural heritage at home and abroad and enhance Scotlandís reputation for developing world class and innovative research and development. It is delivering the digital documentation of the five Scottish UNESCO World Heritage Sites and five International Heritage Sites in a five-year project known as the Scottish Ten.

The MSc in International Heritage Visualisation provides a high level taught programme to those emerging from a wide range of disciplines. This places graduates in a leading global competitive position to advance in research, academia, governmental and commercial organisations, gaining a greater understanding of techniques that may assist in digital heritage practices.

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For further information on any of these programmes, please contact:

Avril McAllister

Programmes Administrator

Digital Design Studio

Glasgow School of Art

a.mcallister@gsa.ac.uk

http://www.gsa.ac.uk

Tel: 0044 141 353 4424

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The Glasgow School Of Art

Digital Design Studio

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

167 Renfrew Street | Glasgow | G3 6RQ | Scotland | United Kingdom

+0044 141 566 1478

http://www.gsa.ac.uk

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Avril McAllister

Programmes Administrator

Digital Design Studio

Glasgow School of Art

a.mcallister@gsa.ac.uk

 http://www.gsa.ac.uk

Tel: 0044 141 566 1478


6.  3D Building - achieved through joint project with School of Architecture

DDS student with digital car prototype

1.  The main teaching studio at the DDS

2.  A researcher working with AutoEval - custom 3D interaction software created at DDS

4.  M.Phil. 2D/3D Motion Graphics Students working at the DDS

9.  A researcher working with a 3D human skeletal structure

 

 

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