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NTU to open the 2022 art and design Student Showcase

A showcase with a prestigious history of featuring award-winning works by graduating artists and designers is set to open at Nottingham Trent University as a public exhibition.

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Image: James Mellor, BA (Hons) Fine Art

NTU to open the 2022 art and design Student Showcase

A showcase with a prestigious history of featuring award-winning works by graduating artists and designers is set to open at Nottingham Trent University as a public exhibition.

Taking place at the University’s City Campus, the 2022 Student Showcase is completely free to the public and features creative works from students in the Nottingham School of Art & Design and the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

The show will feature subjects spanning visual arts, photography and graphic design; fashion, knitwear and textile design; fashion management, marketing and communication; theatre, media, film and costume design; architecture, interior architecture, architectural technology; product and furniture design.

Students’ work will feature at external competitions and exhibitions nationally, including fashion and knitwear design at Graduate Fashion Week, photography at Free Range in London, various course areas at New Designers including product and furniture design, and fine art galleries and other spaces local to Nottingham.

Online exhibitions will take place: works by students in the Nottingham School of Art & Design will be available from 25 May at www.wearecreativesntu.art while students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment will exhibit their works from 27 May at www.ntudesignindustries.com and www.architecture-ntu.com.

Michael Marsden, Executive Dean of the Nottingham School of Art & Design, said: “The past two years have provided us with an opportunity to think differently about how we exhibit our students’ incredible work, and have enabled us to change and improve the ways in which we hold our Student Showcase.

“So we’re very excited to now be in a position to exhibit the University’s vast array of art and design talent in multiple ways, including online, at new external gallery spaces, at national events and once again at our amazing City Campus.

“These shows represent the culmination of the hard work by our graduating students and the dedication of our colleagues who work tirelessly to support them in becoming the next generation of creative professionals.”

Dr Andrew Knight, Executive Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, said: “It’s a wonderful prospect to once again be hosting a large-scale public exhibition of our amazing students’ work. They are among the leading graduating designers in the UK and we’re very proud of their achievements.

“The Student Showcase gives the public a unique opportunity to come onto our flagship City Campus and see first-hand how our industry-ready graduates have the potential to shape the future, as they prepare to embark on their creative careers across a variety of subject areas.”

Different course areas will exhibit at different times for the in-person shows. Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/c/student-showcase for all information and to book your place.

The public shows at Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus will include:

  • Fashion Design and Fashion Knitwear Design catwalks – online live viewing only - 3pm and 7pm on 25 May and 26 May via the Nottingham Trent University YouTube channel
  • Architectural design - 28 May to 10 June - Arkwright building
  • Furniture and Product Design - 28 May to 1 June - Newton building
  • Fine Art – 28 May to 31 May - Bonington building
  • Fashion Product Design – 27 May to 31 May - Bonington building
  • Decorative Arts - 28 May to 31 May - Bonington building
  • Showcase Showreel Exhibition – a video celebration of works by students on all courses in the Nottingham School of Art & Design - 27 May to 31 May - Bonington Gallery, Bonington building
  • Design for Television Showcase - 27 May - Waverley building
  • Animation in-house screening - 31 May at 3pm - Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Lecture Theatre

External shows and competitions include:

  • Surface Gallery, Nottingham - photography ‘Through Our Eyes’ exhibition – 21 May to 31 May
  • Nottingham Playhouse - costume and theatre design Measure Twice Cut Once exhibition - 23 May to 28 May
  • Nottingham Contemporary - Graphic Design Industry Portfolio Showcase - 26 May from 5.30 to 9.30pm
  • Graduate Fashion Week, London – fashion and fashion knitwear design, plus a dome exhibition including fashion product and fashion marketing - 20 June
  • New Designers – BA Textile Design and MA Fashion Textiles and Knitwear - 28 June to 2 July. Decorative Arts - from 29 June
  • Free Range London - BA and MA Photography - 2 July to 26 July
  • New Designers, London – various course areas including graphic design, illustration, product and furniture - 6 July to 9 July
  • Backlit Gallery, Nottingham - MFA Fine Art – 15 to 21 July
  • British Film Designers Guild - BA Design for Film & Television - Online only in July (date TBC)
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    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards). It was the University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with over 33,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 4,000 and an NTU community representing around 160 countries.

    In the past 15 years, NTU has invested £450 million in tools, technology and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2019 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is 4th globally (and 3rd in the UK) for sustainability in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

NTU to open the 2022 art and design Student Showcase

Published on 23 May 2022
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