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Branding promo for the 2019 School of Art Design and Fashion summer degree shows

New horizons: exploration and discovery into new areas and alternative practices that have led to changes in the way our staff teach and inspire students - a focus on evolution through experience

The School of Art, Design and Fashion is home to a creative teaching community. From construction to illustration, fashion to graphic design, our academic community has extensive knowledge and experience of working in and with industry. Alongside this, many of our colleagues spend time outside the University undertaking various roles and experiences to help both shape industry and the curriculum.

Join us as we explore how our academic community transfer their experience and learnings from outside the University to help prepare students in building successful working lives. The evening will explore some of the emerging trends across the various industries with a Q&A discussion then looking at what our academic community sees as the biggest challenges and opportunities.

Our guest speakers for the evening will cover a diverse range of topics, including:

Jonny Hannah, Senior Lecturer, Illustration
Drawing on his own practice and experiences, Jonny will explore the diversity of modern illustration as a career choice and what it has to offer.

Lesley Taylor, Academic Lead, RE:SO
Lesley will explore how the role of retail has evolved to support the creative industry.

Lydia Southwell, Course Leader, Interior Design Decoration
Lydia will look at how interior design trends have changed and the impact this had had on teaching.


Open, registration and light refreshments (Lower Atrium)

Welcome and opening by Professor Peter Lloyd, Dean, School of Art, Design and Fashion

Guest lectures:

6-6.20pm - Jonny Hannah
6.20-6.40pm - Lesley Taylor
6.40-7pm - Lydia Southwell

Q&A session

Networking with teas and coffees

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