Friday, 19 September 2014

New term | new society

At the end of last term Katherine, Emily and Will were successful in getting approval from the SU to set up a Graphic Design Society; aimed predominately – but not exclusively – at graphic design students, the Society will offer a range of discounts, as well as organising social events and trips. Membership is just £5.00 per year.

the GDS stand at Fresher’s Fair 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The scores on the doors: Emigre 5* – Zembla 1

Congratulations to Level 3 students Nicky Carroll, Emily Price, Kurtis Weaver and Katherine West (double semi-finalist) who, along with seven of our graduating students from 2013/14 were all shortlisted in the recent Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014.

This international competition showcases promising student designers who have created projects using Adobe creative software.

Nicky’s Pencil publication, which responded to a brief entitled ‘everything about one thing’ 
(Category: Design Communications)

One of a series of posters for Tokyo Ocean by Emily produced as part of the level 2 final major project.

(Category: Design Communications)

Feel Good Drinks poster by Kurtis – one of a series of posters to raise awareness of the Feel Good brand
(Category: Illustration/Animation)

Katherine’s typographic exploration of Morse Code publication and Tokyo Ocean publication both shortlisted within the Design Communication category.

*The additional Emigre point is for Josh Nurse who was shortlisted in the Design Bridge Bursary Scheme 2013/14.

Year 2

At Level Two students are introduced to more advanced concepts of graphic design and communication. The main objective of this level is to help students produce varied and thoughtful design work to a professional standard.

In both years two and three students participate in international competitions and award schemes with considerable success and their work is often featured in the national press. Award schemes include the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) and the D & AD (British Design and Art Direction).

Guidance for seeking employment is part of the curriculum in the second year.