A (very brief) Guide to Degree Show Season in Glasgow
Glasgow has always been a source of inspiration for artists, from the revolutionary new approaches of the Glasgow Boys to recently hosting the Turner Prize. The Glasgow degree shows are a chance for the latest crop of talented artists to be raised on Glasgow soil to demonstrate the skills and ideas they have worked for over the past few years. Go along and see what they have to offer.
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Glasgow School of Art (18th – 25th June)
This is the big one, encompassing the graduates from the School of Design, School of Fine Art and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. For a sneak preview of some of the works that make up the degree show, check out this article.We have gone into a little more detail about some of the courses below. For the full experience, make sure you pop down to the various venues and have a look.
Masters of Fine Art
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This two year post grad course has a rep for producing some outstanding works and artists. The website explains that
‘The MFA aims to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious’
An online catalogue can also be accessed by the link above. The show will take place at The Glue Factory, which is a quirky venue well worth a visit in its own right.
The Product Design grads took to Kickstarter whilst working on their final projects in order to ensure their best degree show ever, raising over £3000 to ensure that the anticipated 10,000 visitors leave feeling inspired. Will you be one of them?
Product Design Engineering (18th – 25th June)
2016 marks 25 years since the first 4 PDE students graduated, and there is plenty to celebrate in this growing field of study. This years’ grads describe their chosen course as follows:
‘PDE is the juxtaposition of the technical and creative worlds, often seen as strikingly different, their contrast provides a unique harmony’
Intrigued? Thought so. Get yourself down to the Reid Building (4th floor) to find out more.
CoGC Degree Show (9th – 16th June)
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The final degree show for the students of contemporary art practice will also be the last before the college moves to its new campus. As a result, the theme will be Transitions, and there’s still a few days to check out the work! For more info, have a look here.