The most exciting degree shows are often underpinned by diversity”

The degree show is a key moment in the calendar to celebrate students’ achievement, and the climax of years of hard work in the development of individual and collaborative practices.

It is rewarding for students and tutors alike to see the exhibition spaces looking their best, showcasing a professional level of making in the realisation of ideas, as things come together in a way that reflects professional life beyond the art school.

The most exciting degree shows are often underpinned by diversity, a sense of camaraderie and peer support, and frequently include students learning new skills in curating and public engagement.

Dr Daniel Pryde-Jarman, course leader BA Fine Art and MA Fine Art, Hereford College of Art

Interview by Jack Hutchinson

Image: Nottingham Trent University Degree Show 2018, with work by Agil Abdullayev, BA (Hons) Fine Art


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