Design Degree Show showcases creative talent

April 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Get ready for one of 2019’s most exciting events. Writtle University College’s annual Design Degree Show takes place from May 15th-19th.

This year’s exhibition features cutting edge innovations from Art & Design, Landscape Architecture & Garden Design and Professional Floristry.

Business owners will attend an invitation-only, private viewing on May 15th, to search for future employees and uncover new creative talent.

The show will open to the public from May 16th to 19th, from 11am to 5pm. Work from over thirty undergraduates and postgraduates will be displayed within studios set in Writtle University College’s beautiful, landscaped grounds.

The students have put together an outstanding display. Emi Kaneko, who studies BSc (Hons) Landscape and Garden Design, said: “I am very pleased that my work has the opportunity to be seen widely. As I am an international student, studying at Writtle is exciting, challenging and a totally new experience. It has expanded my abilities and knowledge.”

Emi is especially lucky as her photographic work won the prize to feature on all promotional posters and invitations for this year’s Design Degree Show.

Steve Terry, senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture & Garden Design, said: “The Design Show is a great opportunity for students to showcase their concerns and interests to the world. With increasing uncertainty over the future of the planet in terms of climate change, a decreasing biodiversity and sustainable communities, our final year landscape degree students’ thoughtful and creative designs forge a way forward to create resilient landscapes and communities.

“Student designs are based in landscape and garden theory and considered at national and regional scales and applied as positive proposals at the local scale.

“Our students will eventually work as landscape architects and garden designers to make both impressive and positive change to the places where we live and work and the wider environment. As with all our past alumni we are already proud of what this current cohort of designers will go on to achieve in industry.”

Senior lecturer in Art & Design, Samantha Humphreys, added: “This is the culmination of three years’ study for our Contemporary Art and Design final year students and involves a broad spectrum of artistic practice of which the teaching staff are incredibly proud.”