Guide to Degrees unedited
What is Degrees unedited?
Degrees unedited is an open space for visual and applied arts students in the run up to and presentation of final year shows. With platforms to blog about the progress of your degree work, promote your degree shows and get critical coverage of the final shows. Degrees unedited has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2005 and now forms a vital cross-institutional network and community of art students.
Keeping a blog on degrees unedited allows you to discuss and share the progress of you degree work as you move towards your final show; read and comment on other students blogs, broaden your network, explore and collaborate with peers across the UK. You can also present the content of your blog as part of the support material for your final assessment.
"A blog can be an integral part of your practice, a space to reflect, to step back from your output and locate yourself in the wider world of art production. As a community and a networking tool a blog can broaden your contacts, provide you with support and encouragement and introduce you to many inspiring discussions." From 'Why professional artists need a blog' by Andrew Bryant.
This is the spot where degree show ads booked in a-n's annual Degrees publication are presented for online perusal. The online listings are free and can be posted year round to promote any interim or other shows you have on.
Degree Show Guide 2013 will be distributed a an online flipbook across our networks reaching and estimated audience of 50,000. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to highlight your degree show to the visual arts sector and art collectors. Book by Wed 20 March 2013 for early booking offers. Final artvert booking and artwork deadline Friday 19 April). Contact ads team on 0300 3300706 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Reviews is for critical feedback on degree shows. Gaining independent critical feedback of your work is a key element of developing your practice and building your profile.
Why not ask a local curator, artist, writer or recent graduate to review your show or you could arrange to do some reciprocal reviewing with students from an institution nearby. All you need is someone with an informed, objective and independent viewpoint who can offer a good piece of critical writing that discusses your and your fellow students work. They can then post this writing up to Degrees unedited Reviews.
First published: a-n.co.uk December 2010; updated February 2013
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