Graduation is a culmination of a journey of hard work and dedication by students with their families’ support. An achievement that would be a lasting memory.

Corporate Relations Division (CRD) covered 20 Graduation sessions which were successfully live-streamed to You Tube and Facebook for audiences all over the world.

‘To celebrate and honor this milestone, CRD was pleased to afford graduates the opportunity to download their graduation videos from the University website free of charge. To date we have had over 2 000 downloads,’ said Producer, Mr Ruben Murugan.

The event was captured using five high definition cameras vision mixed live with the Video Production Unit’s, Outside Broadcast (OB) van.

Murugan said they were very proud of the Centre for Visual Arts students who had embraced the challenge to be part of the Graduation video production crew.

The students were mentored over the past year by the various staff members who provided hands-on training involving camera operations, video editing, lighting and technical elements both in studio and in outside broadcast environments.

The BA Visual Arts students included third-year Ms Tholakele Hlongwa, Mr Xolani Mnguni and Mr Zico Mthethwa; while honours students were Mr Siyabonga Ngubane, Mr Sphelele Nzimande, and Mr Siyabonga Sibiya. While working as a camera operator during the ceremonies, Nzimande graduated with a BA Honours degree.

The Production team thanked the Centre for Visual Arts and its students for their contribution.

Words: Ruben Murugan