Exhibition: 14.06.2013 – 23.06.2013
BA (Hons) Graphic Design Degree Show
Mortal By Julia Noorsoo
About the course
The role of the contemporary graphic designer is not solely concerned with imagery, visual communication or applying technology. There is a need for the graphic designer to be the initiator, identifying, authoring and responding to wider social issues. This course develops these skills, allowing students an early focus on and understanding of their creative voice.
Graphic Design is the most wide-ranging of creative disciplines and our innovative course gives students the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. The teaching team includes professional print, photography, web, animation & graphic design specialists alongside illustrators and artists.
A stimulating teaching and learning environment allows and aids students to identify and succeed in their chosen career path. The Cass is bustling with creativity and energy, with students using both state-of-the-art digital & high-end traditional workshops to develop their practice. The course is taught in the heart of London’s creative district with future employers and commissioning agencies on our doorstep.
The course is designed to offer a specialised educational experience that prepares graduates for employment as practising graphic designers, so employability skills are integrated throughout the course. Students are also encouraged to apply for and participate in subject-specialist work placements to gain professional experience appropriate to their interests throughout the course.
The teaching team and myself very much hope that you enjoy our 2013 summer show.
William Brown MA, MCSD
Course Leader: BA Graphic Design
Graphic Communications Studios
Graphic Design Summer Show: Vault 2013 - The Studios
Over 2012/13, we have seen exciting new creative opportunities for BA Graphic Design students, with our innovative new Studio teaching system of ambitious, year long and highly focused creative ‘spaces’ which saw students from 2nd year and Honours Level working together and responding to a range of creative projects in areas such as design for the printed medium, narrative and moving image, illustrative practice, photography, screen based media and the web.
As a result of our new approach to teaching graphic design over the last academic year, students and teaching staff have worked together more closely than ever before on often complex and challenging design briefs and I am delighted that at this summer show, visitors will now be able to see examples of outstanding creative outcomes that have resulted from our seven graphic’s cluster Studios.
As in previous years, BA Graphic Design students have also been involved in a range of live graphic design briefs with professional organisations, both in the UK and abroad.
BFI Workshops - Future Film The course was represented at the BFI Workshops Future Film live project earlier this year. Students took part in design workshops with BFI Chief Designer Piccia Neri and designed posters for their Future Film Festival that encourages young people to get involved in film. Student designs were displayed on banners at the BFI headquarters on The South Bank and were featured at a BAFTA Networking event, which the students attended.
Inside Out BA Graphic Design students recently completed a collaborative live project with BA Illustration students, led by the Goethe Institute Paris and nine other partner institutions. The students were asked to design a website that would act as a resource tool for a variety of case studies focusing on the subject of memory. Students looked at a variety of current trends such as responsive websites and device integration. Basile Cuvelier of The Partners agency London came on board to act as an advisor and mentor for the students, throughout the duration of the project.
Tech/Google Hub BA Graphic Design students are currently engaged in a live project with Kieran Dowling of the Tech Hub/Google Hub - working on concept design, campaign and promotional ideas for a new website which will help flat-sharing students to pay their bills. These groups are working towards giving professional pitches to panels of various marketing and design groups housed in The Google Hub in London. The winners will have the opportunity to go on to work on the actual implementation of the marketing campaign and website launch after they graduate.
Secret Cinema A group of BA Graphic Design students were seconded to the Secret Cinema to work on pre-promotion for their next major event under Secret Cinema’s head designer Susanne Oliver, an alumni of the Graphic Design course. We had to sign non-disclosure agreements so we can’t tell you more!
Paris research trip in March 2013 BA Graphic Design students travelled to Paris, visiting a range of venues connected with the projects of several Studios. Destinations included The George Pompidou Centre and the Museum Of Decorative Arts, The Goethe Institute and Père Lachaise Cemetery amongst many other places.