The Last IMP Premiere

The ninth edition of the Interactive Media Programme made the IMP 2008 DVD premiere. This attractive DVD with a hilarious user interface presents the shortfilms, interactive movies and other art work made by the students over four months of hard work and intense learning.

This year the 17 students came from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

The Interactive Media Programme is a special one semester study programme at TAMK School of Art and Media, run in English, designed for exchange students. IMP has been arranged every autumn since 2000. This was the last IMP in its present form.

In 2009 the current BA Degree Programme of the School of Art and Media run in Finnish will split into two new Bachelor's programmes: The Degree Programme in Film and Television (in Finnish), and the Degree Programme in Media, completely run in English. The new Media Programme focuses on interactive media, and will host future exchange students. Another option for exchange students is also under construction: The Film and Television Programme and the Fine Arts Programme will jointly offer a one semester course on Hybrid Movie.

The IMP students were again active not only in school work, but also participating in the international social life in Tampere. No, it was not only the parties. To name an example, many students took part in the My Tampere contest of MindTrek Awards. Dan Castro and Nick Rowley took the first price with their animation "Tampere - A Truly British Guide".

Thank you, IMPs! Fly safe back home! We will miss you, but we know we will see you in Tampere again.

The New Media Programme

Tampere - A Truly British Guide

ps. The application period for the new interactive media programme is January 12 - February 13