The show highlights extracts from major projects by BA (Hons) Graphic Design students in a variety of media, and includes work in print design, illustration, typography, motion, installation and 3D work. BA (Hons) Graphic Design encourages students to consider the needs of the client and yet simultaneously develop their own sense of personal practice, to be stakeholders in their own imaginative process, yet always consider the context in which the work is produced - the transaction between message and reader, as they propel themselves into the ‘real world' of design practice.
Amidst the current climate this show is definitely pro growth, an investment in the future, a stimulus. Economy is a key word in design, translating complex ideas into concise communication. Times may be difficult but this is no time to be bankrupt of ideas, the creative practitioners of tomorrow have to know the value of bigger ideas on smaller budgets.
The show will also feature the Vault blog, including a bank of images, texts and concepts.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 2012
This has been an outstanding year for BA Graphic Design, with students at all levels of the course producing design work that consistently shows great variety, inventiveness, humour and insight, but above all, displays the sheer hard work that is needed to produce a great creative outcome.
Collaborative projects during the year saw the school-wide Aldgate Project work-in-progress show of eight students showing two-sided image/text pieces combining text from the Italo Calvino novel Invisible Cities and images from the present-day area of Aldgate by using the concept of the boustrophedon, working as flat graphics or semi-sculptural pieces exploring linear and non-linear narratives.
Again this year, our students have worked on a range of graphic design briefs with professional organisations and the course has a number of award winning students in design competitions such asthat run by The Design Museum, London. Congratulations go to three students from the course, Siobhan Alcaide, Mobena Arshad and Helene Baardsen on being invited to the Design Museum Symposium this year as a prize for their responses to this year's brief: Making the everyday extraordinary. Siobhan Alcaide’s entry was one of five of the judges’ favourites and she has won a Plumen bulb award in addition.
Success while studying on BA (Hons) Graphic Design is of course only the beginning of many exciting and varied creative careers. Our Alumni can be found in a wide range of creative roles both nationally and internationally, covering graphic design studios and consultancies, publishing and editorial, moving image, film, web and television, branding and marketing and these include many highly regarded companies such as OH TV, Hyogo Times Japan, Silverleaf, TRY reklamebyra Norway, Dignate, Sky News, Mostly Harmless Publishing, GWS Media, Handstand Creative, The Clothes Parlour, Miltton, Gyro, Utd Studio, 4th Screen Advertising, Norway Designs and many others. In addition to taking early responsibilities in the design profession, some students have choose to continue their design education on Masters and other Postgraduate programmes.
The BA (Hons) Graphic Design course has excellent international links with Universities and organisations abroad, for example we welcomed students from Norges Kreative Fagskole (NKF) in Norway who again joined us to study on the course in our Honours Level.
|Private view||Thursday 21 June 2012, 6pm-10pm|
|Opening days||Friday 22 - Saturday 30 June 2012|
|Opening times||Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm|
|Venue||Central House (Ground Floor)|