Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back

01 Jul 2021

Across the UK, creativity is striking back as Degree Shows 2021 highlight the talent and innovation of recent graduates in spite of the pandemic. The Royal College of Art puts Creativity as a Universal Language at the heart of their mission statement and Degree shows across Scotland have produced both digital and real graduate shows. In the meantime, we congratulate all the students who have bravely worked on despite the challenges. Below we give access and insight to the Scottish degree shows as well as the RCA, London.

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2021

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back

This year’s Edinburgh College of Art graduates have faced unprecedented challenges in realising and presenting their work but they have met these head-on with creativity, intelligence, resilience and hope for the future. Get an in-depth view of the work of all ECA graduates on the 2021 Graduate Show website, alongside a series of in conversation, seminar and performance events.

View the Graduate Show here

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Iris (Bingyan) Qu, Shades of Blue Brooch, 2021, silver, anodized titanium, steel wire, photo: Shannon Tofts
Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Iris (Bingyan) Qu, Clear Doughnut Brooch, 2021, silver, 3d printed resin, steel wire, photo: Shannon Tofts

The Glasgow school of art graduate showcase 2021

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back

The digital Showcase features work by graduating students from all undergraduate and 2-year postgraduate programmes across the Schools of Design, Fine Art and Simulation & Visualisation and Innovation School, and Stage 3, 4 and 5 students in The Mackintosh School of Architecture. Graduates will continue to add new work to their profiles for 12 months, offering the opportunity to showcase their professional practice.

View the Graduate Showcase here

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Jess Holdengarde, Precarious Nature (Book), 2021
Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Jess Holdengarde, Wild Submissions (Ritual Blommetjies), 2021, sustainable silver gelatin print on FB paper made with homemade caffenol-c developer

duncan of jordanstone college of art & design Graduate Showcase

The students have spent their final year of study in and out of lockdown. It seems they have become all the more determined to create something meaningful in the face of such uncertainty.

The achievements of our 2021 graduates are truly remarkable. They have sustained and developed their creative work through successive lockdowns and remote working, since March 2020 through to the summer of 2021, in the most challenging of circumstances.

Dean of DJCAD, Professor Anita Taylor

View the Graduate Showcase here

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Finlay Grant, Gradient Neckpiece, 2021, resin, steel cable, aluminium tube
Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back
Finlay Grant, Green & Red Brooch, 2021, resin, silver, steel

gray's school of art digital degree show


Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back

This year's digital platform showcases the exciting and inspiring projects from graduating artists and designers across a range of disciplines including painting, contemporary art practice, fashion and textiles, communication design, photography and three-dimensional design. The Digital Degree Show will open to the public with a launch event on Friday 9 July, with a full programme of online events throughout the degree show week.

View the Digital Degree Show here from the 9th July

royal college of art showcase 2021

Degree shows 2021 | Creativity Strikes Back

The RCA's renowned graduate exhibition is taking place online as a digital discovery platform complemented, where possible, by a festival of physical satellite events around London from the end of June through the summer and beyond. Each student has their own page, and RCA2021 allows you to explore creative work through traditional pathways, such as by programme, school or artist, and also through themes and collections.

View the Showcase here

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