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Students open end of year show

2 Jun 2017 12:45PM

Final year students studying Arts and Humanities at the University of Suffolk have opened their end of year show.

Work from English, Fine Art, Photography, Interior Architecture and Design to Dance, Digital Film Production, and Graphic Design is on display across the Ipswich Campus until 9 June.

Dr Lisa Wade, Head of Arts and Humanities, said “Once again, our End of Year Show represents the efforts and achievements of our student community across a broad range of disciplines.  Creativity and Critical Thinking form the basis of our student endeavour and we are pleased to share the final results with you all. Do come and join in our celebrations as we congratulate our lively student community on the fulfilment of their academic journey this summer.”

One of the students involved is 23 year old BA (Hons) Digital Film Production student Melissa Beer from Colchester. She said "The tutors teach us to harness our own creativity into our filmmaking, both practically and theoretically. For me I enjoy capturing people, just letting the camera pick up small quirks, interesting habits and images which can evoke emotions that relate to key cultural movements and creative processes. It's an element of my filmmaking style I've developed throughout my degree here at the University Of Suffolk, allowing me to gain confidence as a filmmaker. My plan is to work on more documentary shoots around the world. Finding people with interesting stories to tell, for the world to see."

Senior Lecturer in Film, Hing Tsang, said “Work from the Final year Students reflects high levels of engagement with fiction and documentary forms, experimenting with a number of styles taken from the past and the present with an eye to the future. Digital Film Production at the University of Suffolk takes pride in training students in a range of technical skills that are relevant to contemporary practice accompanied by high levels of critical thinking and creativity.”

Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration Course Leader Nigel Ball said of the show "It is immensely rewarding knowing that this year’s student cohort will be the first graduating with degrees from the University of Suffolk and that their hard work culminates in the inaugural End of Year Degree Show of the first university in Suffolk.”

“All students will be demonstrating their highly employable skills and readiness to leave the university and go directly into the workplace. There is little doubt in our minds that the students leaving us in 2017 will go on to do great things in the world of professional graphic design and illustration. We wish them all the best for their futures.”

21 year old Jemma White from Felixstowe is one of those students, exhibiting from her BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration) course. She said “My dream would be to have a job that enables me to illustrate all around the world. One of the best things about my course, and the University in general is how close you get to your course mates and tutors; by the end of the three years you know everyone inside out. This is a real benefit in developing you as a designer and similar to what life is like in an actual design studio. I’ve seen so many people on my course rocket in confidence due to the trust and passion built for everyone to do well.”

The Arts and Humanities End of Year Show 2017 is on display until Friday 9 June. Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and weekends 11am-3pm. Please visit for further details.


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