77 exciting degree shows not to miss this summer

Degree show listings 2015: A-Z

  • 18–28 May 2015
  • Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1NG

Arts University College, Bournemouth (PrepHE)

  • 14–22 May
  • Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH

Opens with a private view on Thursday 14th; open to the public from the 15th. The university's Prep show is followed in June by its higher education summer show on Friday 19 June.

Arts University College, Bournemouth: Higher Education Summer Show

  • 19–26 June 2015
  • Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH

Bath Spa University

  • 6–14 June
  • Sion Hill Campus, Sion Hill Place, Bath, BA1 5SF

Computer Arts designer and Bath Spa graduate Rich Carter will be keeping a close eye on his former college. Courses range from Contemporary Arts Practice to Creative Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Graphic Communications, Photography, Textiles for Fashion & Interiors and Three Dimensional Design.

Belfast School of Art

  • 5–13 June
  • York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED

Animation, Graphic Design and Illustration are amongst the courses exhibiting here. The show opens at 6pm onwards on Friday 5th June 2015 and runs until Saturday 13th June at the Belfast School of Art.

Birmingham City University, School of Art, Fine Art, and Art and Design

  • 15–21 June
  • Birmingham City University

You'll find the Visual Communication and School of Art degree shows held between 15-21 June, check the site for opening times.

Brunel University

  • 18–21 June
  • Bargehouse, Southbank, London SE1 9GY

Meet Brunel's best graduates and see their work, as well as experience Pecha Kucha talks and network within the creative and engineering industries.

Bucks New University

  • 12–18 June
  • High Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ

Advertising Creative, Fine Art, Foundation Studies: Art, Design and Media, Furniture, Graphic Arts, Product Design, Spatial Design, Fashion Design, and Textiles and Surface Design will be displaying.

Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea and Wimbledon: Foundation Dip, Art & Design

  • 11–15 May
  • CCW Progression Centre, Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

Camberwell College of Arts' foundation show is followed by its Undergraduate Sumer Show, which kicks off 22 June.

Camberwell College of Arts: Undergraduate Summer Show

  • 22–27 June
  • 45 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

FdA and BA courses in Graphic Design, Illustration and more. Private view Monday 22 June 6pm-9pm, open to the public from Monday 22 June 10am.

Camberwell Postgraduate Summer Show

  • 16-22 July
  • Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

See work from MA Visual Arts: Book Arts, Fine Art Digital Illustration, Printmaking and more. Private view: Thursday 16 July, 6-9 pm. Open to public from 17 July, 10am.

Cambridge School of Art

  • 11–20 June
  • Ruskin Gallery, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Private view 11 June; public view from 12 June. Courses cover: Computer Games, Fashion Design, Film & Television Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustration and Animation, Interior Design, and Photography. Opening times: Weekdays 10.00am-8.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm

Canterbury Christ Church College: Visual Art and Design

  • 29 May–13 June
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery and painting studios, Augustine House and the Augustine Art Centre.

This is a mixed discipline exhibition taking place at multiple venues and work will include painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, film, photography and digital art. Private view - 29 May, 6-8pm. Public - 30 May, times vary.

Canterbury College: Creative Arts end of year show

  • 22–26 June
  • Atrium, Teaching Foyer & Senior Common room, Keynes College, University of Kent

Cardiff School of Art and Design

  • 30 May–5 June
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

BA Graphic Communication, Illustration and product Design amongst a varied range of courses on show. Open Sat-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday slightly different hours.

Central Saint Martins: Foundation Show

  • 14-16 May
  • Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London

For BA and MA Fine Art info, head down to Degree Show One listings on 27th May, and for graphic design it's Degree Show Two, from 24th June.

Central Saint Martins: Degree Show One

  • 27–31 May
  • Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

CSM's show includes its BA and MA Fine Art courses, as well as MA photography and moving image work. The more design-focused Degree Show Two runs from 24–28 June.

Central Saint Martins: Degree Show Two

  • 24–28 June 2015
  • Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
  • #CSMshows2015

This is the main CSM grad show to visit for designers and art directors, with graphic design, character animation, communication design and textile design exhibiting alongside more craft and product-based disciplines like ceramics, jewellery, furniture and industrial design. It follows the more fine art-focused Show One (late May).

Chelsea College of Arts: Undergraduate Summer Show

  • 19-27 June 2015
  • Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

Friday 19 June for the private view; open to the public from 20 June. BA Fine Art, Graphic Design Communication, Interior & Spatial Design and more…

Coventry University: Art, Design and Media

  • 29 May–5 June
  • Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB

Private view 29 May; public exhibition from 30 May

D&AD New Blood Festival

  • 30 June–2 July
  • Old Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch, London

For many studios and agencies across the country scouting for new talent, this is the big one: D&AD's annual showcase of the cream of new talent from 70 courses from all across the UK, helpfully squeezed into one London-based venue to save on time, effort and travel for the typically time-pressed creative director.

The exhibition spans the disciplines of illustration, advertising, digital, motion graphics and graphic design. However that's just one small part of the New Blood programme, which incorporates the Awards (the ceremony for which takes place at a mystery location in Shoreditch on Thursday the 2nd July), the New Blood Academy, and the New Blood Festival too.

Put simply, if you only go to one graduate show in 2015, be sure to make it this one.

De Montfort Leicester University: Festival of Creativity

  • 12–18 June (closed Sunday)
  • The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
  • @art_and_design #dmudegreeshow

Friends and family not he 12th; public viewing from 13 June. The exhibition will showcase exciting creations by the next generation of artists and designers across the art and design courses.

De Montfort Plymouth University: The Hot '15 Show

  • 12–24 June
  • Roland Levinsky building, Scott building and Peninsula Arts Gallery - Plymouth University
  • Mills Bakery and Slaughterhouse - Royal William Yard

High quality work from graduating Honours Degree students will be shown, sold, or commissioned from 3D Design, Fine Art, Illustration, Media and TV Arts, Photography, Digital Media and Animation, Architecture, Graphic Communication with Typography, and Digital Art and Design.

Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Ediburgh

  • 29 May–7 June 2015
  • 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Business view - 28th May, 6-8pm, friends and family view - 29th May 6-8pm and public viewing open on 30th May from 11am.

Edinburgh Napier: Degree Show and Festival of Creative Industries

  • 21-31 May
  • Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT
  • @ArtsEdNapier

This year the School of Arts and Creative Industries launches its new Creative Industries Festival together with its annual Graduate Degree Show from 22-31 May. (Private viewing and Family and Friends 21 May).

Alongside the exhibition, there will be screenings, music, performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks by students, staff and special guest speakers including renowned graphic designer Vaughan Oliver. Head to the site for further event details. Open Monday to Friday 11am-7pm, (weekends 10am-5pm).

Falmouth University: Art and Design

  • 5-8 June 2015
  • Falmouth Campus, Woodlane and The Design Centre, Penryn campus, Treliever Road

Spanning animation, illustration, graphic design and digital media, this is a rather great excuse to visit sunny Cornwall in June, should you need one.

It's also the former college of Paddy O'Hara, winner of last year's D&AD New Blood contest to design the cover of Computer Arts' New Talent special. And we're running this exciting contest again this year – enter here.

FR15 - Free Range Design Week

  • 5-8 June
  • Loading Bay, F Block B3, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
  • @FreeRangeShows

Free Range is an entire season of free graduate art and design shows, occupying different units at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch – spanning fashion, design, photography, interiors and architecture.

The first show features design work from the University of Middlesex. Private view, Friday 5 June 6-10pm; public exhibition from 10am-7pm 6-7 June, and 10a,-4pm Monday 8 June.

Free Range: Design Part Two

  • 25–29 June
  • Loading Bay, F Block T3, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

Design work from Bath Spa School of Art and Design.

Free Range: Design Part Three

  • 25–29 June
  • Loading Bay, F Block T2, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

Design work from the University of the West of England.

Goldsmiths College

  • 18–22 June
  • Ben Pimlott Building, St James, New Cross, London, SE14 6AD‌

Private view, Thursday 18 June 2015: 6pm - 9pm. Open to public Friday 19 June - Monday 22 June 2015: 10am - 7pm, except Sunday 21 June 2015: 10am - 4pm.

Glasgow Kelvin College, University of Dundee

  • 29 May–12 June
  • Kelvin Art Space, GKC West Campus Gallery 75 Hotspur Street, Glasgow, G20 8LJ

N2NW represents the current BA Hons Visual Arts students at Glasgow Kelvin College/Duncan of Jordanstone. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Glasgow School of Art degree show 2015

  • 13–20 June
  • School of Design: Reid Building, Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ
  • School of Fine Art: Tontine Building, 88 Bell Street,Glasgow, G1 1LQ

The undergraduate degree shows are open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-7pm.

Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

  • 19–27 June
  • Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD

Private view 19 June, public view starts from 20 June, 10am-5pm and later during the week.

Hereford College of Arts

  • 13–20 June
  • College Road campus, Hereford, HR1 1LT

Courcses include Graphic & Media Design, Fine Art and Illustrations, amid many more. Opening hours Sat/Sun: 11am–3pm; Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm.

Kingston University: Art, Design and Architecture

  • 30 May–5 June
  • Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 2QJ

Private view Saturday 30 May, 1-7pm. Public view from 31 May, times vary throughout the week.

Leeds College of Art: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

  • 22 May–28 May
  • Vernon St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8P

Leeds College of Art was the highest-ranked independent art college in the 2014 Guardian league table. This first show is for its Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, with BA design-focussed courses exhibiting from Saturday 13th June.

Leeds College of Art

  • 13–18 June
  • Vernon St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8PH

Entitled, Going, Going, Gone, this exhibition follows the foundation show (which takes place between the 22nd and 28th May) and is reserved for Bachelor of Arts and Extended Diploma graduates.

With a consistently strong calibre of talent coming out of Leeds each year, it's well worth a trip to West Yorkshire.

Liverpool School of Art and Design

  • 29 May–12 June
  • The John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool

Students studying Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration, Popular Music Studies and Spatial Design will be showing work this year across five different floors. Open 10am-6pm

London College of Communication: Show 2 - School of Design

  • 18–27 June, 2015
  • LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB
  • @LCCLondon #lccsummershows

The Summer Show identity this year has been designed by MuirMcNeil. There's invariably a strong showing from this UAL college, and LCC's School of Design is headed up by long-term CA collaborator Lawrence Zeegen.

Besides staple disciplines like graphic and media design, animation, graphic communication, illustration and visual media, book art ad design, there's an entire course dedicated to surface design.

Loughborough University, Graphic Communication & Illustration

  • 5-14 June
  • Design School, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Private view 5 June 6-9pm; public view 6-14 June, 10am-5pm. Work displayed from Fine Art, 3D Design, Graphic Communication and Illustration, Textiles: Innovation and Design.

Manchester School of Art, Manchester Met

  • 13–24 June
  • Benzie, Grosvenor and Chatham Buildings, MMU All Saints campus, Manchester

The show at the college that gave us Peter Saville will take place in the Benzie, Grosvenor and Chatham Buildings on the MMU All Saints Campus.

Newcastle University (Fine Art)

  • 30 May–11 June
  • Hatton Gallery and the Fine Art studios, Newcastle University, King's Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

New Designers: Part 0ne

  • 24–27 June
  • Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH

Part One covers Textiles & Fashion, Costume Design, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass, Contemporary Design Crafts

New Designers: Part Two

  • 1–4 July
  • Business Design Centre, London N1 0QH

Design disciplines: Furniture, Product & Industrial Design, Spatial Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Motion & Digital Arts

Norwich University of the Arts

  • 1–7 July
  • Francis House, Norwich, NR2 4SN

See the work of over 500 new graduates. Works on display will include paintings and illustrations, fashion garments and textile patterns, architectural drawings and models, sculptures, photographs, short films and animations, portfolios of graphic design work and video game demos.

Nottingham Trent University, Art and Design degree shows

Private view on 28 May; public view from Friday 29 May, 10am-5pm.

Northumbria University

  • 16–27 June
  • Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University City Campus, Newcastle

After a private viewing on 6 June, Northumbria University's REVEAL degree shows are open to the public and free of charge from 17 June 2015. Open 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.

North Wales School of Art and Design, Glyndwr University

  • 22 May–1June
  • 49-51 Regent Street, Wrexham, North Wales, LL11 1PF

Private view 22 May, 6-10pm.

Ravensbourne College

  • 17–19 June
  • 6 Penrose Way, London, SE10 0EW

This year’s show will see graduating Ravensbourne students collaborate on a fashion show, HD cinema and variety of thought-provoking exhibitions.

Approximately 200 members of the fashion industry and press are specially invited to the show. A HD cinema will also showcase the work from Ravensbourne’s digital film students and there will be an extensive showcase of each specific course in separate exhibition spaces allocated throughout the building.

Royal College of Art

  • 25 June–5 July (closed 3 July)
  • School of Design: RCA Kensington: Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU
  • Fine Art: RCA Battersea: Howie Street, London, SW11 4AY

Ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles the RCA's annual graduate show is packed full of around 600 art and design postgrad students exhibiting exceptional work across a multitude of media.

Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan Uni

  • Part 1: Art, Film, Visual Communications and Music
  • 12-20 June
  • Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High St, London

Private View on the 11th June from 6:30pm. Courses represented will include Fine Art, Photography, Animation, Film and Broadcast Production, Music Technology, Musical Instrument Making, Graphic Design and Illustration

Sheffield Hallam Uni

13–26 June
City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

The 2015 event includes work from students in architecture (19 June – 2 July), art and design research, computing, creative art practice, design and technology education, graphics, fashion, fine art, furniture and product design, games design, interior design, jewellery and metalwork (13–19 June), media arts and communications.

Shillington College: London

  • 25 July, 6-9:30pm
  • White Rabbit Studios, 471 The Arches Dereham Place, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HH

Shillington College: Manchester

  • 24 July, 6-9:30pm
  • Faulkner Street, Manchester, M1 4DY

Shillington has become a great source of fresh talent from a whole range of backgrounds, and offers a mixture of short full-time and longer part-time courses. Things kick off in Manchester, with London the following day.

Staffordshire University: Show and Tell

  • 13–21 June
  • College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DE

This aptly titled show spans all the Staffs art and design courses.

University Campus Suffolk, Arts and Humanities End of Year Show

  • 5–14 June
  • Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, Ip4 1 QJ

The creative gamut is covered at UCS's end of year show. Open 10am-6pm.

University of Central Lancashire

  • 13–20 June
  • Victoria Buildings (Design), Hanover Building (Fine Art), UCLan, Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 2HE

Courses cover fields of architecture, design, fashion and fine art. Opening hours 10am-5pm, with a private view from 12 June.

University of Cumbria, Art and Design

  • 30 May – 5 June
  • Brampton Road campus (and Caldewgate, Carlisle for Fine Art)

Grahic Design, Illustration, Digital Arts, Games Design and more on display. Open 10am-4pm (closed Sunday)

University of Derby

  • 30 May-13 June 2015
  • Markeaton Street and Room BM412, Britannia Mill, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL

You'll find the graphic design graduates exhibiting as part of a large public exhibition showcasing work from a variety of different courses.

University of East London, Visual Arts

  • 4–7 June
  • School of Arts and Digital Industries, Docklands Campus, London E16 2RD

University of Gloucestershire

  • 29 May–12 June
  • Hardwick Centre for Art and Photography, St Paul's Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4BS

University of Hertfordshire: Headlines

  • 1–6 June
  • Art & Design Gallery, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB

The School of Creative Arts is to be transformed into an expansive gallery, with recent graduates from across all disciplines including, Design, Film, Media, Music and Visual Arts. Open 10am-4pm.

University of Leeds

  • 15–20 June
  • School of Design, Leeds, LS2 9JT

The School of Design's Degree Show 2015 will run from Monday 15th to Saturday 20th June, with a private view on Monday 15th at 5pm-8pm.

University of Lincoln: Graphic Design; Illustration

  • 29 May–12 June
  • AAD Building East, College of Arts, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Private view Friday 29 May, 6:30-0pm; open to the public 30th May. The Graphic Design course has a cracking website - check it out.

University of Portsmouth, Art and Design

  • 29 May–5 June
  • University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ

After the private view on 29 May, the public exhibition runs from Monday 1 June. The campus turns into a gallery, cinema and media complex to showcase student work.

University of Reading: Typography and Graphic Communication

  • 9–13 June
  • Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, TOB2, Earley Gate, Whiteknights campus

Shows featuring a wide spectrum of design projects for print and screen by students on the following courses: BA Graphic Communication, MA Book Design, and MA Information Design programmes.

University of Salford: Create Salford Festival

  • 17–20 June
  • MediaCityUK and Frederick Road campus, Salford

The festival showcases the best creative work from the University of Salford's School of Arts and Media students and will include art and design degree shows, original theatrical performances, live music, student journalism and media awards ceremonies, a fashion runway show and a range of other exciting events and installations.

University of Sunderland

  • 12–19 June (closed Sunday)
  • City Space, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

University of the West of England: The Creative Industries Degree Show

  • 5–12 June
  • Bower Ashton campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT

Courses on show range from Graphic Design and Animation to Illustrations and more. Private view 5 June 6-9pm, open day 10-6pm

University of Westminster: Graphic Communication Design

  • 18–21 June 2015
  • Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Private view of 18 June, 6-8:30pm. Check the site for details of the Animation, Illustration and Visual Communication and Design for Communication shows.

University of Wolverhampton

  • 6–13 June
  • MK Building, City Campus, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DT

Artwork from over 300 students across 16 BA (Hons) and BDes (Hons) courses will be on display, embracing the areas of applied arts, digital media, fashion and textiles, fine art, graphic communication, illustration, interior design, photography and product design.

University for the Creative Arts: Canterbury

  • 31 May–5 June
  • New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AN

Private view on 31, 5-8pm; public exhibition Sat 1 June 10am-4pm onwards. Showcasing student work from: BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1), BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art.

University for the Creative Arts: Epsom

  • 8–12 June
  • Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5BE

The shows include new work in art, design, architecture, media and communication.

University for the Creative Arts: Farnham

  • 22 May–5 June
  • Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS

The University of the Creative Arts' multi-part graduate show season kicks off at Farnham, the alma mater of Computer Arts' very own art editor Jo Gulliver.

University for the Creative Arts: Rochester

  • 30 May–8 June
  • Fort Pitt Road, Rochester, ME1 1DZ

Private view Thursday 30 May 5-8pm; public exhibition from Friday 31 May, 10am-4pm (times vary throughout the week)

Wimbledon College of Arts: Undergraduate Summer Show

  • 18–27 June
  • Merton Hall Road, London, SW19 3QA

Private view on Thursday 18 6pm-9pm, then open to the public from Friday 11am-5pm. Closed Sunday 21 June. Courses on display include BA Fine Art - Painting, Print and Time-Base Media, Sculpture, Set Design for Screen and more.

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