MMU-INJE ties collaboration and exchange in arts and design field

Multimedia University and Inje University Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for continuing another round of collaboration between the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) and The Graduate School of Visual Design from Inje University.

The MOU and its ceremony was held on 17 December, 2013, 3pm held at Academic Chamber at MMU, signifies the commitment of both parties to further establish the relationship between the two universities. The ceremony was honoured by the President of MMU, Prof Rasat, Vice President of Research & Development, Prof Heng Swee Huay, the representatives from the faculty was Deputy Dean Dr Koo Ah Choo, the coordinator of student exchange workshop, Mr Fauzan Mustaffa, and other members from the faculty and university research and international division The Inje University was represented by Professor Park Hey Kyung, Dean of U-Design Graduate School, Professor Paik Jin Kyung, Chief of DID Institute.

Eight graduate students from U-Design Graduate School together with their eight counterparts of graduate students from the faculty joined the workshop. The workshop was held from 16 December until 3 January 2013.

The content of the workshop was shaped within several contexts of the joint workshop which were:

i) interdisciplinary input,
ii) Cultural context
iii) Art therapy

Batik was selected based on common culture between Korea and Malaysia and the potential of it being repurposed to the context of ‘Art Therapy’. Malaysian Psychotherapy Association was contacted to assist in giving input on Art Therapy. A batik workshop at Kraftangan Malaysia consists of a 2-day workshop and manual artwork creation. These artworks were scanned for further digital artwork creation.

Link to INJE’s website of the coverage of this exchange programme: