BA (Hons) Graphic Design Degree Show

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Summer Show 2014

This has been another exciting year for BA Graphic Design. We have seen the further consolidation of our innovative Studio teaching system of year long, curated and highly focused creative ‘spaces’ which again saw student groups from 2nd year and Hons Level working together and responding to creative projects covering the printed medium, narrative and story telling, moving image, illustrative practice, photography, screen based media, interactive design and social media. Students and teaching staff are now working more closely together, in a context that better resembles the world of professional design practice. Studios are year-long projects, of varying sizes, allowing for complex and challenging design briefs that push our students’ creativity to the maximum. In addition to the Studios, this year visitors to our show will also be able to see work from Level 4 students – our 1st year, with the work giving us an exciting glimpse of the creative potential to come.

As in previous years, BA Graphic Design continues to build upon its links and collaborations with outside organisations in the form of live projects, competitions, visiting tutors and joint projects and these included:

Google Tech Hub BA Graphic Design students are engaged in a live project with the Google Tech Hub - working on concept designs and promotional ideas to extend and developing a website which helps flat-sharing students to pay their bills. These student teams 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 their work, after they graduate.

Birds Eye View Film Festival with Ideas Tap: Women Directors Two Students from Studio New Hybrids won this exciting competition, to design posters for ground breaking movies directed by women, to be exhibited at the BFI during the festival.

Paris research trip BA Graphic Design students travelled to Paris, visiting various venues connected with the design projects of several Studios. Destinations included The George Pompidou Centre and the Museum Of Decorative Arts plus specialist galleries and design studios.

After graduating, BA Graphic Design students move into exciting and varied careers both nationally and internationally. The range of roles and employers is an indication of the scope of the teaching experienced on the course and testament to the hard work and dedication of our students. One employer commented: “Cass students are individuals – we want that individuality for our clients”. These design consultancies cover publishing and editorial, moving image, film, web and television, branding and marketing, with many highly regarded and well known 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 choose to continue their design education on Masters and other post graduate programmes. The BA Graphic Design course has a number of international links with Universities and organizations abroad and we offer study abroad opportunities in Europe and the US.

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 t

heir 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 2014 summer show

William Brown  ma mcsd
Course Leader: BA Graphic Design

Image: 'Buy Nothing Day Project' by Julia Turner

Exhibition Details

P.V. Tuesday 10th June, 6-10pm
Opens Wed 11th - Sat 21st June
Venue Central House (4th floor)

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Private View: Tuesday 10th June 6pm-10pm

Opening times: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st June
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

Central House (4th floor)
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (see map)