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Published: 1 June 2018

Our annual Degree Shows celebrate the work of our final year Art and Design students.

Opening event:

Friday 15 June (invited guests only) 17:30 to 20:00

Welcome by Mrs Shirley Atkinson Vice Chancellor:

  • Priestman Building 17:45
  • City Space Studio 18:15
  • National Glass Centre 19:00

Fine Art, Photography, Video & Digital Imaging (Priestman Building, City Campus)

Animation, Advertising, Games & App Design, Fashion Product & Promotion, Graphic Design and Illustration (CitySpace Studio, City Campus)

Open to the public: Saturday 16 June 10:00 to 16:00, Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June 10:00 to 17:00. Closed Sunday 17 June.

Glass & Ceramics (National Glass Centre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus) includes Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Art and Design Extended courses

Open to the public: Saturday 9 June to Monday 18 June 10:00 to 16:00

Hear from BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics student Anna, as she tells us about what influences her art and the experience of studying at the University of Sunderland.

BA (Hons) Fine Art student Kathryn describes her influences and experiences in creating her work.

One of our students, Arnoldas Ilgevicius, has created a video showcasing some work and thoughts from current students who will be displaying their pieces in the 2018 Arts Degree Show.

"I met my employers at my final Degree Show. I'm currently working at Everything Different between the design studio and art studio where I'm able to harness my skills and better myself as a designer."
Shauna Hambley, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Junior Designer at Everything Different.

"I took part in the Fine Art Degree Show. It was very exciting exhibiting my work and it was also a tad stressful and a lot of hard work, but that’s just because you cared about how your work would be shown. The idea that potential employers or influential people could view your pieces was quite a drive for me to get across my style of painting and concepts in the right way."
Stephanie Goldsmith, Gallery Learning Facilitator at the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe; the National Glass Centre.

Degree Show catalogues will be available in early June.