Welcome to our Arts Degree Show 2016
Our graduates have a strong tradition of building careers in a range of occupations around their creative practice. Challenging convention and understanding the benefits of taking risks, many of these enterprising new artists and designers will go on from here to contribute to the UK’s outstanding role in the arts and in the creative industries that ‘are a central part of the UK’s global appeal and underpin a thriving creative economy’.*
The work which you will encounter in the Arts Degree Show 2016 is imaginative, adventurous and thought-provoking, bringing the individual and unique talents of our final-year students into an inspiring collective event.
This diverse and rich display is the outcome of their application, talents and skills which have developed in an open and supportive studio- and practice-based environment, underpinned by rigorous theoretical and critical debate. Art and design at Loughborough has been recognised nationally and globally, placing 2nd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017) and within the top 40 worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015 and 2016) and the works currently being produced evidence excellence.
There will be paintings and illustrations, textile design, fashion garments, sculpture, photographs, installations, short films and animations, portfolios of graphic design work and video game demos.
The Arts Degree Show is organised and created by our students, working with members of staff, to showcase their works in the ways that they have judged exemplify their achievements and potential.
I am sure you will join with me in congratulating them and wishing them every success in the future.
Professor Alison Yarrington
Dean of the School of the Arts, English and Drama
*The Creative Nation: a growth strategy for the UK’s creative industries (CBI, 2014)