Sunday, 25 May 2014

Bucks New University's Polish Connection

Characters in Polish national dress by Monika Dzikowicz
Some of our most talented recent graduates in recent years from the Animation, Games and Interactive Media course here at Bucks have been from Poland. We are not sure why there has been a strong Polish presence here in High Wycombe but, whatever the reason, it is a connection that we are proud of and want to encourage in future.

Students from overseas help to give our course a more international and cosmopolitan flavour. In addition, many of our foreign students are highly motivated to squeeze everything they can from their experience at University, working hard out of hours and during the holidays to make the best use of their time here. Our students from Poland have been no exception, and they have done some of the best work to come out of our department in recent years.

Designs by Monika Dzikowicz
Monika Dzikowicz graduated last summer, and since then has done some excellent work on our film co-operative at, where we have been making short commercial film projects for live clients. You can read more about Nano Films here, and also here, and see the first paid project we completed below.

Monika's website at is an fine example of the kind of online portfolio that all students and graduates should have. It showcases her best work and creates a public space in which to promote her skills and - ultimately - find a steady stream of paid work. You can also read this piece about her work, posted last year.

Another student who did excellent work here at Bucks was Krzysztof Michalski. You can see his website here at Kris has developed a strong portfolio in 3D design and model creation, able to do professional-level 3D modeling and Architectural Visualisation.
Krzysztof Michalski at

Kris's work has a strong sense of design and he has also developed the kind of sparse topology that is needed in the film and games industry, where employability is measured not just by a digital artist's ability to create an accurate surface mesh but also the ability to use the minimum possible number of vertices to create an economic and light model, suitable for a commercial production pipeline.

Krzysztof Michalski at

(Editor's Note: For more impressive work done by our students and recent graduates here at Bucks, check out Ben Gray's Moonbeam, and the architectural visualisations of Sabah Masood. Also take a look at the work of Andy Thomas here, see our latest commercial project for Rocketseed, our short film done for a global aid agency, and take a look at the excellent work of designer Monika Dzikowicz, architectural visualisation specialist Krsytof Michalski, Alex Whitfield and the 3D artwork of Mike Swan.)

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