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Immerse yourself in a celebration of highly creative talent and enterprise at the Art and Design Degree Show 2019

The Art and Design Degree Show is one of the UK's largest free public exhibitions of creativity and innovation.

Panayiotis Ioakim BArch (Hons) Architecture
Panayiotis Ioakim BArch (Hons) Architecture

Offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice created by Nottingham Trent University’s final year students. With more than 1,300 graduating artists and designers presenting work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill across the Nottingham Trent University City Campus.

Expect to see art installation, sculpture, illustration and painting; portfolios of graphic design, animation and motion graphics work; photography and print; fashion garments, textile and knitwear design; fashion communication and management; theatre, television and costume design; product innovation and prototypes; and furniture, interior and architectural design.

Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) and Head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities, said: “The Show celebrates the achievement of our Art and Design students, showcasing their impressive and skilful work as they prepare to shape our future creative industries.”

During early June, NTU City campus transforms into exhibition spaces, showcasing the work of emerging talent as graduates from the School of Art & Design and the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment embark on their careers. Highlights of the show are the Photography Festival, GEN23, which is due to take place across 11 spaces around Nottingham from 22 May to 5 June. GEN23 showcases the talented photography students engaging in the explorative, creative, self-reflective representation of current issues around relationships, race, politics, and the environment.

NTU will also be hosting a series of live catwalk shows on their City Campus. Taking place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May, collections by Fashion and Knitwear Design students will take to the runway.  Selected by a panel of industry judges, the best collections will be shown at London’s for Graduate Fashion Week - the highlight of London’s graduate fashion calendar.

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The Art and Design Degree Show is completely free to attend with doors opening to the public on Saturday 1 June until Sunday 9 June.

Follow #NTUDegreeShow on Instagram to keep up to date with events and behind the scenes activity.

  • Notes for editors

    Press enquiries please contact Chris Birkle, Press Officer, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2310, or via email; or Dave Rogers, Head of Communications, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 8782, or via email.

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students. NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Survey.

    NTU is also one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

Published on 23 May 2019
  • Category: Press office; School of Art & Design