Final Year work recognised by the Chartered Society of Designers

Students from a variety of course areas have been awarded with CSD Student of the Year awards for their outstanding final year work.

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Joshua Mulcahy receiving his award

Students from a variety of course areas have been awarded with CSD Student of the Year awards for their outstanding final year work.

The Chartered Society of Designers is a professional body for designers and the authority on professional design practice in the UK. It is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers with members in 33 countries and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines.

The CSD's ethos is that it is hugely important for designers to be recognised for their efforts in every stage in their career. An award endorsed and organised by CSD not only assures the highest professional standards but also carries enormous kudos.

NTU has seven accredited courses, which include BA (Hons) Decorative Arts, BA (Hons) Textile Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Theatre Design, BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design, BA (Hons) Product Design, and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, and are one of the first universities in the UK to have achieved this accolade. The accreditation formally recognises NTU's excellence in design teaching and is only given to courses which clearly prepare and develop students to practice design at the highest, professional standards. The CSD validate the courses on an annual basis, and only a handful of UK Art and Design institutions hold as many accreditations as NTU.

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Danny Lynch receiving his award

The NTU 2014 student design awards were presented by Frank Peters, Chief Executive of the CSD. Addressing the students and their tutors at the opening private view event of the 2014 degree shows he said, “This is the second year that we have given awards to students at NTU, and it's great to be involved. As you finish your course at NTU, you can be assured that you are graduating from one of the best UK institutions of Art and Design. These awards are really well deserved; NTU knows how important it is to work on real briefs from established industry designers and this is a vital aspect of the courses here that really gives you an edge in the creative industries."

BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design student Danny Lynch was presented with the award for his work with aluminium. Danny said, "When I received my award I thought it was amazing that the tutors thought I deserved it!"

BA (Hons) Graphic Design final year Joshua Mulcahy also received the award saying, "All my work is inspired by political and cultural events. It was great to receive recognition for such controversial work and I enjoyed receiving the award. It reassured me that my choice to pursue my own style, wavering from mainstream design, was the correct one. Knowing that people appreciated my work is enough to persuade me to continue to pursue my dream after university."

Final Year work recognised by the Chartered Society of Designers

Published on 4 July 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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