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Art, design and fashion students showcase final major projects

23rd May 2017
Art and design

The hard work, sleepless nights and anticipation will be a thing of the past when Southampton Solent University students showcase their final major projects at the annual summer degree shows on Friday 9 June.

From 9-15 June, as the 2016/17 academic year draws to an end, students graduating from Solent’s School of Art, Design and Fashion will have their work on display for staff, fellow students and the general public to view.

Peter Lloyd, Director of Solent’s School of Art, Design and Fashion will be hosting the event: “This showcase represents the culmination of three hard years of study. It offers the chance for Solent to recognise that achievement, friends and family to share it, and for local employers to talent spot.

“The summer shows are a great opportunity for the general public to get an insight into what goes on in the University and how it might be a possible vehicle for their ambitions and aspirations. There is also the opportunity to buy the work of our graduating artists and designers, as well as helping to kick-start a career, you might bag yourself an investment for future!”

BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics student, Bethany Baker will showcase her final major project, The Narrative Collection

This year will be the second year the degree shows have been on display in Solent’s new building, The Spark. Work will also be on display in the University’s art and design studios, Below Bar.

Register for your free place to attend the summer shows

You can also book to watch the popular student-organised Graduate Fashion Show; attended by exhibiting students, as well as academics and industry contacts.

This year, the catwalk will feature 12 third-year BA (Hons) Fashion students, showing six collection pieces each.

BA (Hons) Fashion student, Alicja Teper's work will appear on the catwalk at this years summer shows. Image credit: selected by Graduate Fashion Week and featured in numerous publications including

Watch the highlights from last year's show:

Summer shows launch night schedule, Friday 9 June, 6-9pm:

  • The Spark – East Park Terrace - Degree Show opens with exhibition and catwalk
  • Below Bar Studios - 9 Castle Way - Degree Show opens with exhibition

The Spark and Below Bar Studio full schedule:

  • Saturday 10 June, 10am - 5pm: Exhibition (alongside the University's open day)
  • Monday 12 June, 10am - 7pm: Exhibition
  • Tuesday 13 June, 10am - 7pm: Exhibition
  • Wednesday 14 June, 10am - 5pm: Exhibition
  • Thursday 15 June, 10am - 5pm: Exhibition

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography student, Angelica Castor will be showcasing her work at the shows

Work will be on display from the following courses:

The Spark

BA (Hons) Product Design BA (Hons) Interior Design DecorationBA (Hons) Architectural Design and TechnologyBA (Hons) Interior DesignDesign Foundation YearBSc (Hons) Construction ManagementBSc (Hons) International Construction, Design and Management (Top-Up)BA (Hons) FashionBA (Hons) Fashion PhotographyBA (Hons) Fashion GraphicsBA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and CommunicationBA (Hons) PhotographyBA (Hons) Photography (Top-Up)BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Creative DirectionBA (Hons) Make-up and Hair DesignBA (Hons) Fashion Management with MarketingBA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing (Top-Up)BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising, BA (Hons) Fashion with Public Relations

Below Bar Studios

BA (Hons) Fine ArtBA (Hons) Graphic DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design (Top-Up)BA (Hons) IllustrationBA (Hons) Visual Arts (Top-Up)