School of Design, Culture & the Arts

School of Design, Culture & the Arts

Opening night: Tuesday 23 May 2017

A celebration of the hard work, dedication and creativity of students from our School of Design, Culture & the Arts
VIP preview: 4.00pm, Public opening: 5.30pm, Teesside University campus

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The art and design degree show, with its mix of work from all our creative specialisms including graphic design, illustration, multimedia and motion graphics, product design, furniture, interior architecture and interior design, celebrates our students' achievements.

Design at Teesside University enjoys an excellent record of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. And we think you'll agree that these graduating students have certainly taken advantage of the range of excellent resources and learning experiences on offer.

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Words matter celebrates the work of Teesside University's English studies and creative writing students. With student performances and panels, the day draws on themes from both undergraduate study and the recently established feminist book club to provide a stimulating and thought-provoking showcase.

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Fine art

The art and design degree show is where our fine art students showcase their mix of work including sculpture, painting, photography, sound and printmaking.

Fine art students are encouraged to explore and experiment across disciplines. We think you'll agree that these graduating students have taken real advantage of the excellent resources and learning experiences on offer.

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Teesside's historians are a lively, enthusiastic and dedicated team who deliver a wide and innovative programme of study.

During our degree shows, we showcase a number of final-year dissertation projects. Students' work is displayed using a video installation to provide a flavour of the breadth and depth of research undertaken by history undergraduates.

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The TV and media production degree show is our annual showcase of student films. It celebrates the success and achievements of all our graduating students and is the culmination of three years of study, hard work and dedication.

Our graduating students bring a variety of talents and perspectives to their work, covering a range of subjects in an equally wide range of styles. Shortlisted films are screened at ARC cinema in Stockton-on-Tees to an invited audience of friends and family. Awards are presented by guests from industry including successful producers and directors.

We work closely with industry partners to ensure that our students are prepared to work in this challenging, constantly changing environment.

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Performing arts

This academic year has included a national school tour of our new theatre work, a showcase of work at ARC, Stockton, and we have also collaborated with the School of Science & Engineering on confidence training.

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