Monday, 30 May 2016
Final year students at the University of Worcester presented an exceptional display of art work at the annual Degree Show last week.
Students from the University’s art and design courses, including Illustration, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Fine Art, Creative Digital Media, Art & Design and Animation show cased their work at The Garage fine art studios and the University’s City Campus.
The private view opening attracted more than 500 guests, including family, friends and industry professionals; including the Chairman of Worcestershire County Council and other civic dignitaries, professional publishers, artists and illustrators from all over the country.
Work by over 100 students was on display at this year’s Degree Show presenting their inspirational, creative and educational works from their time with the University.
During the opening night, 13 awards were given out to students who had excelled in their area. Prizes were awarded by Worcestershire County Council, Rapscallion Press, Boffy Arts, The Duckworth Trust and The Elmley Foundation, to name just a few.
Ally Oliver, a Graphic Design and Multi Media student, who was awarded the Graphic Design Award for the Best Body of Graphic Design and Multimedia, said: “I was a bit flustered because I wasn’t expecting it. It feels really good, to have won; so unexpected."
Some of the awards came with opportunities to undertake internships with publishing companies. Nathan Hill, an Illustration student, who won the Rapscallion Press Illustration Award, will undertake a month-long internship with Rapscallion Press in London. “It was a nice surprise. I didn’t expect it,” he said.
Maureen Gamble, from the University’s Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts, reflected on the standard of the work produced and on this being her last year of involvement.
“I’m just so proud; it’s been amazing to see the way each year has got bigger and bigger and attracted more awards. Every year you think it’s the best and it can’t get better, yet somehow it looks better every time. I have really enjoyed my time organising the show, and look forward to seeing how it might be done differently in the future.” she said.