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Art and Design Degree Show

Degree show poster

Arts Building

Private view: 8 June 2012

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Public view: 9 - 17 June 2012

10.00am - 6.00pm Weekdays

11.00am - 3.00pm Weekends


The School of Arts and Humanities are proud to be hosting the annual degree show in the Arts Building, Waterfront Building and the Waterfront Gallery at University Campus Suffolk.You are invited to share in the celebration of our graduates achievements and we look forward to presenting work from the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Computer Games Design
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming
  • BA (Hons) Film & Media
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Motion Graphics)
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • MA Design Context and Practice

The BA (Hons) Photography course will also be exhibiting their Degree Show at Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery in London from 14 - 18 June.

Chrissie Harrington, Head of School says, "I really look forward to our degree show! I love to see the range of exciting work that marks the culmination of a learning journey with us. Year on year, students are exposed to increasingly challenging skills and processes.They develop and explore new techniques and technologies, tackle problems, investigate issues and ideas, engage in critical debate, take risks, create and innovate. At the same time our students are introduced to a range of employment scenarios through opportunities created in collaboration with our partners from the educations, cultural and business sectors.

At our show we will observe this years graduating students proudly sharing the fruits of their dreams and energies with their friends and families. On their behalf, I thank tutors, technicians and administrators for their commitment, enthusiasm and patience - and ability to inspire, support and facilitate.

Our show is an opportunity to celebrate, reflect, and anticipate! We wish our graduates the very, very best of futures and every success on their continuing creative journeys".


BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

9 - 17 June: 1st Floor, Arts Building, University of Suffolk

Graduates from BA (Hons) Computer Games Design a will be displaying work that includes projects completed for commercial games companies as part of a design brief set by Sony Entertainment, and games developed in Flash, Unity and Unreal as well as on Andriod.Alongside completed games there will be a display of artwork and 3D models.

Course Leader Rob Kurta says, We are really excited about the work that our final year students are producing. The ability to collaborate to produce engaging game play is a key feature both of the degree itself and our relationship with our industry partners.


BA (Hons) Interior Design

9th - 17th June: 1st Floor, Arts Building, University of Suffolk

This year our graduating Interior Design students will be exhibiting a wide range of project outcomes. These range from environments designed to provide for spiritual reflection, through to the creation of hospitality outlets, theatrical settings and retail facilities. There will also be examples of critical reviews which provide insights into the theoretical and creative reasoning behind the design proposals. The work will be presented through a range of media both physical and screen based.

There will also be a selection of work from the First and Second Year students currently pursuing the Interior Architecture and Design programme which is now in its second year of operation.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design

9th - 17th June: 1st Floor, Arts Building, University of Suffolk

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Motion Graphics)

The Graphic Design show is an exciting and professional collection of applied graphic design, illustration and motion graphics. The work investigates a diverse range of themes and concludes with a display of creative solutions produced to industry standards. Producing work realised for print and screen, the show reflects contemporary practice and contexts that students will face as graduates.

Course Leader, Nigel Ball, says, The entire Graphic Design lecturing team are proud to stand alongside students and their work, to celebrate their many achievements over the last three years, and to wish them all the best for their future success. They can be confident that they are ready to take their place in the creative industries.


BA (Hons) Film and Media

9th - 17th June: Ground Floor, Arts Building, University of Suffolk

Ipswich Film Theatre, Ipswich (11th June at 7.00pm)

The BA (Hons) Film and Media final year students will be screening a selection of short drama, documentary and experimental films.Their work explores a variety of themes, styles and techniques, including isolation and control, naturalism and surrealism, and live-action, machinima, andstop-motion.

The students showreels comprise individual and collaborative projects undertaken within the academic context, and work completed for clients in and around Suffolk. Course Leader, Alexandra Leaney says, Its a real pleasure to see the students draw on the broad range of skills they have developed and actively pursue with such resolve and enthusiasm not only their final year work, but also extra-curricular projects for local organizations. This effort has certainly strengthened their CVs and career prospects, and is a credit to them.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

9th - 17th June: Ground & 2nd Floor, Arts Building, University Campus Suffolk

The Degree show is a time to celebrate and look forward to the beginning of each Fine Art graduates career. It is also an important time for each graduate to reflect on their personal journey of learning and to remember the joys and successes as well as the challenges and disappointments! In the end, this part of their journey pauses ready for the next phase.

The exhibition is a culmination of creativity combined with determination and aspiration. The success of each students creative practice is informed by intellectual curiosity, and the ability to solve problems and think laterally. Each student has made work through a process that has combined practice with theory - a praxis of thinking, reading and creating that reflects the maker and the viewer as owners of the final work itself. All our graduates have worked independently, in groups and in collaboration with professional individuals and contexts including in residencies, commissions and competitions.


BA (Hons) Photography

The Photography team are proud to present this years cohort of graduating Photographers. Students this year have produced an engaging selection of projects, using both traditional and contemporary photographic techniques. Their projects focus on photographic debates such as memory, representation voyeurism and identity.

The exhibition will start off in Ipswich at UCS, and on 14th June will re-open in London as part of FreeRange the UKs largest graduate creative showcase.

Our students work across a broad range of contexts both inside and outside UCS - including commercial, arts and editorial practice. Students are encouraged to experiment with techniques and approaches within Photography, whilst surrounded by industry standard equipment, and in this way are prepared for the transition to a sustainable career within the photographic and arts industry.


Gallery information



Contact us

The Waterfront Gallery

University Campus Suffolk

Waterfront Building

Neptune Quay





Carol Gant- Arts Curator

T: 01473 338654





Photography show image by Tom Owens


Dance happening at the opening night. Image by Tom Owens


Kelly Will Fine Arts Students and Mike Saks UCS Provost



Fie art studios


Malin Traisk, Dragon


Chris Deaves