M.F.A. – 2nd Year
Web/Interactive Media Design / Game Design | Storrs
Hometown: Qingdao, China
UConn location: 119 Bishop Center
M.F.A. – 2nd Year
Assistantship: Greenhouse Studios
Education: B.F.A. in Digital Media Art, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China, 2021
Language(s) Spoken: 中文 (Chinese)
Area of Research / Artistic Focus: interactive installations/VR games/VR films
Jin Liu is a graduate student at the University of Connecticut. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design, focusing on Game Design. Before attending UConn, she went to Beijing Film Academy in China and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Art. There she had experiences in video production, interactive design, Processing, and game design. She is interested in creating Virtual Reality, independent games, and new media art.
As a new DMD student this year, as well as a new international student in the United States, Jin is very much looking forward to the cultural collision of people here, which she regards as an extraordinary adventure. She hopes that in a comprehensive university like UConn that accommodates a wide variety of majors, she can find different ways of thinking and various ways to solve problems. She also hopes that she can collaborate with students from different majors to create wonderful works that attain achievements in multiple fields.
She likes to participate in various activities (sports, adventures, exhibitions, seminars, etc.) and also enjoys time alone. She believes that death is still far away from her, so she has plenty of time to try new and fascinating things and explore the wonderful connection between people.
Recent Achievements: Silver Award (Awarded for the game, SKYLIGHT) and Special Award (Awarded for the game, Singularity) in the Busan International Environment Art Festival 2020 Asia Eco Olympiad Art Exhibition;
Third Prize in the Unreal Engine 72-hour Game Creation Competition;
The Second CHINA VR NEW FILM AWARD “Best College Student VR Film Award” for ‘1209’
Fun Fact: I’d like to try new things and thoughts with a free hand！