South East England
After two years of online-only events, ARU’s annual degree show is returning in person as The Secret Showcase from 9-19 June. The exhibition will showcase the work of final year students from the faculties of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the Ruskin Gallery and across ARU’s Cambridge campus.
This year Brighton University will hold three in-person grad shows: the undergraduate exhibition from 2-12 June; the Architecture and Design end of year show from 17-19 June; and the MA show from 9-16 July. The 2022 exhibition website will also go live on 17 June.
BNU’s annual Art and Design summer show will be open to the public from 17-22 June. The work of the university’s final year students will be showcased at the High Wycombe campus.
UCA Farnham Graduate Show Takeover will take place on the campus from 9 June – 7 July on the campus. It will feature work from students across the university’s disciplines, including illustration, gaming, product design, graphic design and architecture.
The university’s faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries will host its annual summer show in person, starting with a preview evening on 17 June followed by the main showcase from 20-24 June. The show will include physical, digital, and virtual exhibitions from a range of creative disciplines.
The university’s Arts Degree Show returns to its physical format from 22–30 June across two locations, the Arts Building and Suffolk Archives’ The Hold in Ipswich. Alongside Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration exhibitions, students from Architecture, Digital Film Production, Fine Art and Photography will be showing their work.
South West England
AUB will transform its campus into a huge gallery space from 24 June – 1 July this year for the graduate showcase event. Shows will be available to view online from 25 July.
Following the in-person event which took place in May, the work of Falmouth’s graduating students is now available to view online. Subject areas include design and graphic design, illustration, and photography.
The school’s summer degree shows will be open to the public from 17-19 June on the university campus, followed by a London show at Hoxton arches on 6-7 July. All shows will be streamed on Twitch.
Running from 27 May – 15 July, the grad shows will showcase physical installations and exhibitions across the community and business spaces in the city as part of Ignite Festival of Creativity.
West England and Wales
UWE Bristol’s Creative Industries degree show will include an alumni show, featuring work from 2020/21 graduates, who missed out on a physical show due to the pandemic. The work of over 500 students will be exhibited across the three city campus locations from 10-19 June.
Cardiff’s School of Art and Design will run their degree show from 8-14 June as a hybrid physical and online exhibition. Undergraduate students from courses such as animation, graphic communication, interior design and more will showcase their work.
Following the pART of Ponty Art Trail event in May, work created by students from the Creative and Therapeutic Arts course is now available to view online. Students were encouraged to consider accessibility and inclusivity, so website content ranges from photographs, captioned videos, flip books, guided meditation and more.
Student work from Swansea College of Art will feature at the New Designers showcase in London from 29 June – 9 July. Their digital showcase website will launch in July.
BCU have created a virtual platform to showcase graduate student work from their various institutions, including the Institute of Creative Arts, the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, and the School of Architecture and Design. The latter is also hosting an in-person showcase on 15 June at the city centre campus.
Following the in-person shows in May, student profiles and examples of their work are now available on the degree show website under the student directory.
From 18 June – 1 July students of the Lincoln School of Design will showcase their work at the Lincoln Festival of Creativity at the Brayford campus. The in-person event will also be supported by a digital showcase.
NUA’s digital graduate showcase is set to launch its website in July after the three-day Grad Fest 2022 in-person exhibition took place in May. The immersive online experience will showcase student work from animation, graphic design, games, and more.
NTU’s digital showcase is now live, featuring student work from the Nottingham School of Art and Design. Though the physical on-campus exhibitions are now over, some of the students’ work will be accessible to view in-person at the New Designers exhibition in London from 28 June – 9 July. The university’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment also has a degree show which can be found here.
Running from 6-11 June, Staffordshire University’s in-person exhibition events will include work from Art and Design, Media, and Performance students. Student work will also be showcased through a digital portal, GradEX, focussing on games, computing, digital technologies, and more.
Following the physical exhibition in May, student work from the University of Worcester is now available to view online. Student projects cover subject areas like game art, graphic design, illustration, and creative media.
North West England
UCLan’s degree show will kick off on the 17 June at the Preston campus. Running until the 24 June, the shows will include architecture exhibitions (Engineering Innovation Centre), film animations and art installations (Hanover Building), and 3D modelling and design-focussed portfolios (Victoria Building).
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts is holding its in-person degree show, Re-boot, from 23-29 June at the campus’ Peter Scott Gallery, LICA Building, and Bowland Annexe Studios. Visitors can expect to see sculptures, new media work, and innovative design projects.
UoC’s Institute of Arts is launching its in-person showcase, Reconnect, from 6-10 June, with an extra day on 11 June for family viewing. The week-long event will take place at the Brampton Road campus and those unable to attend in person can view the students’ work online.
The university’s School of Art will be holding its degree show from 11-22 June. Exhibitions can be found in the Benzie, Grosvenor, Chatham and SODA buildings on the All Saints campus.
Yorkshire and North East England
The Arts and Humanities Graduate Showcase, Radar, will run from 16 June – 4 July on the university campus. The website, which will feature all of the student work, will launch on 20 June.
The work of Art and Design students at Sunderland University will be showcased from 11 June through to 31 August this year at various locations across the city. The exhibition will cover subject areas like digital imaging, glass and ceramic design, animation and games art, and illustration and design.
After three years of online-only shows, the university’s School of Design degree show is returning in-person, as well as online, from 16-30 June. The event will take place at Clothworkers Central building and house the work of students of art and design, fashion design, fashion marketing, graphic and communication design, and textile design.
Northern Ireland and Scotland
Running from 6-18 June, the Belfast School of Art degree show is returning as an in-person event on the Ulster University campus. Campus numbers are limited so those intending to visit are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.
Featuring student work from the schools of Art, Design, Music, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the ECA grad show will run form 4-12 June. Alongside the in-person event, the university will also launch a website where all of the student work can be viewed.
The GSA graduate showcase will run from 1-19 June across the Garnethill Campus and online. It will exhibit student work from the university’s schools of fine art, design, innovation, and simulation and visualisation.
The Gray’s degree show is returning in-person this year and will take place on the Garthdee Road, Aberdeen campus. It will run from 11-18 June and showcase students’ projects from a range of disciplines, including communication design, 3D design, and fashion and textiles.
BA Hons design and illustration students from Glasgow Clyde are showcasing work from throughout their university careers. There are separate showcases for BA Graphic Design and HND Graphic Design. The HND Illustration students have decided to showcase their Monsters project, which was a collaboration with Glenlee Primary School.
In celebration of their BA students work, Brunel’s Arts and Humanities are holding an in-person showcase on 10 June. The event will take place at the Artaud Performance Centre.
CSM is back this year both online and in person so that their students’ work can be viewed from anywhere in the world. The physical shows will run from 16-22 June with the website launching on 14 June.
Running from 6-11 June, Kingston School of Art’s grad show will be both in person and online. It will cover all of their undergraduate degrees – including graphic design, illustration animation, and product and furniture design – and be showcased across the Knights Park Campus.
Goldsmiths’ BA Design showcase will return on 23 June for industry private viewing, the evening of 25 June for friends and family viewing, and 25-27 June for the general public. The event will take place at Copeland Park Gallery.
After two years of virtual shows, Ravensbourne is launching an in-person degree show on 2 July, which will run until 5 July on the campus.
From 17 June – 3 July the RA Schools Show will exhibit the work of 15 students. Displays will include installations, moving images, and sculptures and take place at The Weston Studio.
Utilising the new campus building in Battersea and the original Kensington campus, the RCA grad show will take place from 25 – 30 June. Visitors can expect projects from a range of disciplines, including intelligent mobility, textiles and design, and fashion and architecture.
ARTSTHREAD has teamed up with Gucci again this year to put on the Global Design Graduate Show. All students how graduated between October 2021 – August 2022 in an arts-related discipline have the chance to be involved, but the deadline to submit your work is the 31 August. A team of professionals will then narrow down the submissions, which will then be showcased later this year.
Returning in-person this year, New Designers will showcase the work of young people in the industry from 29 June – 9 July. The first week will include textiles, fashion, ceramics and glass, and precious metalwork, while the second week will feature furniture, graphic design, illustration, product, industrial and spatial design projects.
Curated by Oxo Tower Wharf, the New Creatives show will feature work from students at Royal College of Art, Brunel, University of Cambridge, and more. The showcase started in May and will run through to 24 July.
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