Month: October 2021

New Signs for Animation

We are excited to share with you “New signs for animation”  a short animated film, created to raise awareness of the issue surrounding the availability of Animation/Games terminology for sign language users – both locally and abroad. The team, led by lecturer Jon Mortimer, consisted of two recent ENU graduates and four deaf artists, and was supported with funding from ENU’s Public engagement fund.  It helps  to highlight the struggle students from the deaf community encounter trying to pursue a career in the animation or games sectors, due to a gap in available language.

“New signs for animation”, has recently been nominated for awards and continues to be considered for film festivals around the world:

A worried looking student sits at a desk

A Still from the animation.

More Than Code! Find out more about Creative and Social Computing at Edinburgh Napier University

We are constantly amazed by what our students achieve with digital technology! They learn to combine creative ideas and technical skills; working on projects that always put people at the centre– whether that is making a new virtual reality experience, designing sound for a game or making sure a new app works well and looks great.  In fact, we use computers as tools on so many different kinds of projects it’s impossible to list them all!

We offer a range of undergraduate programmes including Digital Media and Interaction Design, Sound Design, Web Design and Development, Informatics for Business and User Experience Design.

You can sign up for the open day and find virtual tours  here –

Check out more about our undergraduate courses here-

Digital Media and Interaction Design and also check out our blog

Sound Design

Web Design and Development

Informatics for Business

User Experience Design

You can apply to start these courses in year 1 or join us in year 2 or 3 if you have completed a suitable HNC or HND – see the course pages for more information.

We have another new course coming soon for year 3 and 4 entry only – Animation for Games

Students work on projects in our specialist computer labs