Onwards, upwards, let’s go! Students showcase final year projects online

16 July 2020

Creative Arts students are showcasing their innovative final year projects from 16 July at the University of Hertfordshire’s virtual degree show, ‘Onwards, upwards, let’s go!’.

The degree show offers the chance to see the creativity of some of the brightest emerging talent at the University, who have shown spirit and determination in challenging times to produce an impressive array of work.

The virtual degree show celebrates the talent of graduating students from across Creative Arts undergraduate courses, from Animation to Architecture, Digital Media to Design Crafts, Fashion to Art Therapy, Fine Art to Film and Television, Graphics to Games, Illustration to Interiors, Model Making to Music, Product Design to Photography and much more.

Their work will be displayed on a bespoke website, offering viewers access to images and information about the students.

Highlights include: a 2D Animation student finalist in the Rookies Awards 2020, Zixuan Fan, who has produced an impressive final year project; a Product and Industrial Design student, Irene Indiran, who has developed an asthma inhaler with a long battery life specifically designed for children; and a Fine Art student, Jordan Simpson, whose work celebrates the beauty of black culture and history.

Commenting on the difficulties of finishing her project during lockdown, Jordan said, ‘I initially found it challenging to adjust to moving back to my family home. Once I settled in and found my passion again, I found the pandemic allowed me the chance to experiment with new artistic styles. As a black female artist, this time allowed me to fully express my feelings and passion in a way I could never be able to do before.’

Phil Healey, Dean of the School of Creative Arts: “We are particularly proud to be able to share our students’ brilliant work in art, design, music and screen this year. They have really shone through these dark times, and as exciting creative stars we wish them all a bright future.”

Our international award winning Digital Animation programme has also launched its annual Animation Expose to showcase the work of the amazing students as part of an event attended by leading industry professionals. You can see all the incredible work in real time at Animation Expose.

The School of Creative Arts Digital Degree Show 2020 is available at www.degreeshows.herts.ac.uk.

Image credit to Jordan Simpson, Fine Art student.


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