77 exciting degree shows not to miss this summer

Degree show listings 2015: your ultimate guide to the best design graduate exhibitions across the UK.

Across the UK, graduates are busy preparing for their final year exhibitions. We've collated an extensive list of degree shows taking place this year, so you can easily find out what's happening near you, and when.

We're not going to lie: there's a lot to take in – so we've made it a bit easier for you. Want them in date order? Just scroll down for May, or jump directly to June or July. Prefer them alphabetically? Here's a handy A-Z.

If we've accidentally missed your show, please drop us a line at hello@computerarts.com.

And don't forget to take advantage of Computer Arts' half-price subscription offer for students and new graduates, at the end of these listings. Enjoy!

May 2015

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.

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.

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 24 June.

Aberystwyth School of Art: Undergraduate Degree Show

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

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).

North Wales School of Art and Design, Glyndwr University

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

Private view 22 May, 6-10pm.

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.

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.

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.

Nottingham Trent University, Art and Design degree shows

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

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.

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.

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

University of Gloucestershire

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

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.

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.

Coventry University: Art, Design and Media

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

Private view 29 May; public exhibition from 30 May

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)

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

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