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Degree shows and student work

Learn about degree shows and how you’ll exhibit your final outcomes. View current students’ work across a range of courses. Get inspiration for your own future creations.

What is a degree show?

Each year, we hold degree shows for the graduating class. This is an opportunity for you to exhibit your work in a major public exhibition and is a culmination of the hard work and dedication put into the final year of your course. It is also a celebration of your creativity and the beginning of your exciting new journey as a creative professional.

Come along to the School of Art and Design Degree Shows 2024

BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Photography Video and Digital Imaging

Priestman Building, 6 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ 

Saturday 8 June, open 10am – 3pm

Monday 8 June – Friday 14 June, open 10am – 5pm

BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics

National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Saturday 8 June – Sunday 16 June, open 10am – 5pm

BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Illustration and Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

Saturday 15 June – Saturday 6 July, open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Student work

View in-progress work and final outcomes from our students below. Whether you're interested in paintings, prints or sculptures, photography, garments or digital installation, our students' work is a broad spectrum of creativity, imagination and skill, and will give you a great insight into what you'll work towards when you study with us.

A sculpture of a man kneeling down on a rug, holding a cushion

'I Promise to be True to You'

Polychromed resin and metal life cast, 110cm x 60cm x45cm, by Ana Coelho (BA (Hons) Fine Art – Class of 2023)

Three large canvases side by side on a plain white wall

'Buffed for Alan'

Multimedia on canvas, 24ft x 7ft, by Jude Warham (BA (Hons) Fine Art – Class of 2023)

A neon and wool on wood sign that says Love Always Wins

'Love Always Wins'

Neon and wool on wood, 120cm x 90cm, by Briony Jones (BA (Hons) Fine Art – Class of 2023)

Colourful cans of lager on a shelf next to three pumps and a sign that says Vaux

'The Vaux Collaboration'

A live brief with Vaux Brewery to redesign some of its iconic flavours by final year Graphic Design students (BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Class of 2023)

A outline of a figure made up of white writing on a black background, with the name Gary Nolan and an age of 24 at the bottom

'Track & Control'

A design project to make you think about your data usage by visualising your image as real time data, by Brandon Appleby and Ionatan Pavel of CROO Digital (BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Class of 2023)

A graphic display of a campaign called Adopt Don't Shop. The graphics are pink in theme and with cute animal references

'Adopt Don't Shop'

A call to action about the world of dog farming and how adoption can help solve the trafficking and abuse of animals, by Rebecca Latham (BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Class of 2023)

An urban landscape of a back entrance to a building

"Struck Silent – A Topography of Emptiness"

Urban landscape, by Max Hawley (BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, Class of 2023)

A close up of a model who is looking towards something off camera

From the series 'In-between'

Portraiture, by Millie Collingwood (BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging – Class of 2023)

A hand in front of a plain grey background

From the series, 'I'm only Human'

From the series, 'I'm only Human', by Brooklyn Ross (BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging – Class of 2023)