iACADEMY, a multi-awarded design and IT school in Makati, ushers in the new school year and proudly heralds the achievements of its visionary venture, the ViSION Creative Unit.
Under the supervision of creative director and multi-awarded artist Keith Sicat, iACADEMY’s VISION Creative Unit exists to mentor students alongside renowned filmmakers, artists, and animators to prepare them to pitch original concepts and stories in local and international competitions, laying the groundwork for them to execute their ideas, thus giving them an edge in their chosen mediums.
“Art is about communicating ideas and that only happens with a community. VISION is helping build this community of creators in iACADEMY by giving them the space to devote intense focus on their original concepts, with many able to make their dream projects come true. By providing direct interaction with industry professionals and mentorship, mentees can incubate their ideas and realize them, helping inspire the next group of imaginative young minds, thus continuing this positive cycle of creativity,” Keith Sicat, iACADEMY ViSION Creative Director.
Notable achievements within the ViSION Creative Unit this year include:
Renzel Lanuza’s captivating comic “Love Is…” propelled her to the Semi-Finals of New York City’s Negative Space Comics Pitch Competition.
Lee Moreno, alongside fellow member Alma Ramos, secured a Finals spot in the Negative Space Comics Student’s Comic Book Writing Competition with their compelling collaboration “Gonerdog”.
Alma Ramos emerged as a Finalist in the international Negative Space Comics Student’s Comic Book Writing Competition with “Gonerdog” and participated in the PICOF Creator’s Lab at the Philippine International Comics Festival.
Triz Santiago, a pioneer member, displayed her talent at the PICOF Creator’s Lab and published three comics on PENLAB
Zoe Panganiban’s enchanting fantasy tale “As Above, So Below” earned her a Finalist spot in the Negative Space Comics Student’s Comic Book Writing Competition.
Danica Sy’s animated short film “Wishes” became a standout Finalist in the Animation Category of CCP’s GAWAD Alternatibo and cited as an “Honorable Mention”
JC Roma achieved dual recognition at Cinemalaya, securing Finals positions for “Circle of Life” in the Experimental Category and “Ibayo” in the Documentary Category.
The Vision Creative Unit symbolizes collaboration, exploration, and growth, offering students a platform to immerse themselves in a nurturing creative environment. As an institution dedicated to unlocking creative potential, iACADEMY extends an invitation to aspiring students who share the passion to push boundaries, innovate, and create impactful art.
“Creativity knows no bounds, and at iACADEMY, we provide the canvas for students to paint their unique stories of success. Our Vision Creative Unit not only celebrates achievements but also cultivates a culture where ideas thrive and artistic dreams become reality”, says Raquel Wong, COO of iCADEMY.
iACADEMY is an educational institution in the Philippines, offering specialized programs in computing, business, and design. With a commitment to delivering innovative education, iACADEMY empowers students to become forward-thinking professionals and leaders in their respective fields. iACADEMY’s ViSION Creative Unit is a dynamic community within iACADEMY, where students have the opportunity to showcase their creative achievements and push the boundaries of artistic expression.
Explore iACADEMY’s diverse range of programs for SHS and College and learn more about ViSION Creative Unit by visiting www.iACADEMY.edu.ph.