Agroup of students graduating in Digital Graphic Communication (DGC) is set to take Net surfers on a roller- coaster ride. At the DGC Graduation Exhibition 2000, 20 graduates showed the results of their three years of hard work. There were 20 booths full of computers for the visitor to view the full range of students' creativity. Antonia Ng Chiu-fung's booth was decorated with drawings like a pair of Chinese chopsticks and a rice bowl. Communication skills 'It is an advertising campaign for the Hong Kong Tourist Association,' she said. Her work was an interactive CD-ROM featuring Chinese dining customs. 'Our work here should not only reflect design but also research skills, data analysis and most important of all, communication skills.' She said the DGC course put emphasis on digital design skills as well as communication with the public. 'I think the most valuable quality our students have is that they are able to communicate well with the audience as they are not just ordinary computer engineers,' said DGC assistant lecturer Brian Wong Wai-shing. Another inspiring work projected on to a white screen was by Lam Yan-yan. It was a three- minute 3D animation in black and white. 'It takes more than 1,000 drawings to make this sort of animation,' Yan-yan said. 'I want virtually represent the loneliness of people who are closed off and unconcerned about the people around them.' Some exhibits were not part of the course work. Tif Tam Man- ki's work included her own projects - she makes software for Hong Kong's independent film- makers. DGC is one of the seven courses offered by the School of Communication at the Baptist University of Hong Kong. It teaches graphic design; 3D animation; Web sites and CD-ROM designs; and video production.