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Sunderland Creatives: our Art and Design degree shows

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Each year, the University of Sunderland’s School of Art and Design holds degree shows for the graduating class. This is an opportunity for students to exhibit their work publicly, which for many is their first major public exhibition. The degree show is a culmination of the hard work and dedication our students put into the final year of their course, where they build their professional practice, skills and experience. It is also a celebration of their creativity and the beginning of their exciting new journey as creative professionals.

Upcoming degree shows

MA Design

This Autumn our MA Design class of 2022 will be showcasing their work in our Priestman Building, from 18-31 October (10am-5pm Monday to Friday). There is no need to book, all are welcome.

BA Art and Design class of 2022

This summer our undergraduate class of 2022 showcased their work in our Priestman Building, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Students graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice exhibited their work across three floors of Priestman Building on City Campus from 11-20 June 2022. Their work was situated in our galleries and studio spaces, and included paintings, installations, photography and prints. During the same time period, over at National Glass Centre, our BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics graduates showcased their work in the new Sunderland Creatives Gallery.

Work by our undergraduate design students was shown in Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from 17 June until 31 August 2022. Visitors enjoyed the work of students from BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustration and Design, as well as work from our design students who study in our partner colleges in Hong Kong and Uzbekistan.

Previous degree shows

Art and Design undergraduate class of 2021

Art and Design class of 2019

MA Design 2019

 Illustration and Design 2019

Fashion Design and Promotion 2019

Graphic Design 2019

 Animation and Games Art 2019

Published: 3 October 2022