Our annual Degree Shows see the college transform into a hub of creativity and inspiration, to showcase the work produced by our final year students across the diverse range of programmes within the college.
Taking place throughout the HE and FE campuses, our workshops became a dynamic exhibition space for the public to explore. This year, VIP guests were invited to attend a private view of art, craft, design and media on show, as well as the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony which sought to highlight the stand-out students whose work was selected by staff, students and industry professionals.
This year's college awards were produced in our very own Glass Workshops by college Glass Workshop Coordinator Lawrence West. Here, we introduce the award winners for Degree Shows 2017.
Principal’s Commendation – Undergraduate
The Principal’s Commendation for Undergraduate students has been awarded to Hannah Cochrane who showed initiative and drive by working collaboratively with students across the college and industry-leading professionals.
Principal’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation
Amelia Webster & Marie Taylor, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
The award for Enterprise and Innovation, sponsored by industry specialists THINQTANQ and BMSW, has been awarded to students Amelia Webster and Marie Taylor who during their time at the college founded Inside Edge, an organisation set up by and for emerging art graduates with the aim to provide an online platform and supportive resource to demystify the challenges and perceptions of life after art school.
Board of Governor’s Award: First Prize
Rebecca May, BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern
The Board of Governor’s Award is awarded to a student who demonstrates an outstanding achievement, both in their work and in college life. Rebecca May has been awarded this accolade due to her work ethic and professional attitude throughout her time at the college.
Board of Governor’s Award: Runner-up
Amber Thorpe and Emma Webster have been awarded the Runner-up award for outstanding achievement and for making a significant contribution to college life.
Principal’s Commendation: Pre-Degree
Jordan Mortlock, UAL Extended Diploma Photography
The Principal’s Commendation for Pre-Degree students has been awarded to Jordan Mortlock for his outstanding work and commitment as a student rep during his time on our Extended Diploma Photography programme.
Design Award, sponsored by Ashley House
Josh Fathers / Sam Cross, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
The Degree Show is an opportunity for students to showcase their development and work produced during their time at the college. Each year we send out a brief to commission students to design an identity for the show, that will be used across our campaign to promote the event locally and nationally.
This year’s ‘Breaking Through’ concept was created by BA (Hons) Graphic Design students Josh Fathers and Sam Cross, the award for their efforts is sponsored by South-West based and eco-friendly printing company Ashley House.
Devon Guild of Craftsmen Showcase Award
Mim Brigham, BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts
Mim Brigham has been awarded the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Award by industry sponsor and leading charity for craft education Devon Guild of Craftsmen, for her eye-catching glass work.
Victoria Sewart Showcase Award
Valerie Muddyman, BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts
Valerie Muddyman has been awarded the Victoria Sewart Showcase Award from industry sponsor Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, based in the Plymouth Barbican, for her innovative and wearable designs.
Potclays Award 2017
Chloe Burke, BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts
Industry sponsor and leading provider of ceramic supplies and training, Potclays, has selected Chloe Burke as the winner of the Potclays Award 2017 in response to her final collection ‘Into the Beguiling Wild’.
Colin Gibb Award
Hannah Cochrane has been awarded the Colin Gibb prize, in honour of former lecturer Colin Gibb, for her outstanding photographic work.
Simon Gomery Photographic Award
Chloe Prabucki has been named the winner of the Simon Gomery Award for outstanding achievement in her course. The annual prize is awarded in honour of former student Simon Gomery.
Digital & Social Fashion Award
Jemima Langsworthy, BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing
Industry sponsor Meebe has named Jemima Langsworthy as the winner of the Digital & Social Fashion Award for her creative vision during her time at the college.
Fashion in Print Award
James Hands, BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing
G.F Smith, iconic provider of premium paper materials and sponsor of the Fashion in Print Award have selected James Hands as their winner for his outstanding work on the Fashion Media & Marketing programme.
Ram Shergill Award for Excellence in Fashion Imagery
Megan Searle, BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing
Industry sponsor, the internationally renowned fashion photographer Ram Shergill, has named Megan Searle as the winner of the Ram Shergill Award for Excellence in Fashion Imagery.
Delamore Arts Award
Meryl Hopper, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Delamore Arts, who bring arts and the public together in the fringes of Dartmoor each year, has awarded the Delamore Arts Award to emerging artist Meryl Hopper for her standout work in painting, drawing and printmaking.
DAN Award (Devon Artist Network)
Jane Pine, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Sponsored by Devon Artist Network, an artist-led membership organisation that creates opportunities and provides support for artists in Devon, the DAN Award has been awarded to emerging artist Jane Pine for her inspiring work with experimental painting techniques.
The British Ceramic Tile Surface Design Award
Louis Stewart, BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern
Louis Stewart has been awarded the Surface Design Award by industry sponsor British Ceramic Tile, the largest manufacturer of ceramic & glass tiles in the UK, for his work in producing exciting patterns and design.
The Devon Life Award
Heidi Wyett, BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern
Awarded by Devon Life, a magazine dedicated to showcasing the best of the South West lifestyle, for her continued dedication to producing high quality and creative designs, The Devon Life Award was awarded to Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern student Heidi WyettWyett.
Brume Award for Decorative Patterns
Natalie Wood, BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern
Natalie Wood is the winner of The Brume Award for Decorative Patterns. Natalie’s creative designs caught the eye of industry sponsor Brume, who visit the college regularly to set client briefs and provide opportunities for students.
David Heale Award
Molly McCarthy, UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Awarded in honour of former lecturer David Heale, Molly McCarthy, a student on our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course has been chosen as the winner of the David Heale Prize for outstanding achievement in her course.
We'd like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors, students and staff for being involved in our awards this year and congratulations to all of our students on a very successful Degree Show.
If you were unable to visit the Breaking Through Degree Shows between 9 - 22 June, you can still see selected pieces of work from across the college at a number of additional events:
D&AD New Blood, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 5 - 6 July
Destinations, OXO Tower Wharf, London, 20 - 23 July
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 5 - 8 July
Tent London, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 21 - 24 September