Saturday, 9 February 2013

Graphic Design student work at the University of Kent (K College)

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This week I have finally begun to collate much of the great work produced by my students at K College. Since the BA (Hons) began in 2007 we have seen the work, and the approach to designing, constantly improve on both this programme and the HND.  Year in, year out we have had fantastic feedback from our guest speakers and our examiners—who see a good range of work from many universities—to industry professionals who were incredibly complimentary and supportive about our students’ work at the summer shows. The acid test of this ‘quality’ is the fact that not only do many of our students go onto get good grades, but many of them have gone on to get good jobs in some great agencies.*

Take a look for yourself here on our Pinterest page.

* From our last cohort alone we had Alex Gamble who gained a 1st Class degree then secured employment with top London agency Leo Burnett

Karina Monger (1st Class degree) is a Junior Graphic Designer with marketing and communications experts Ferrier Pearce

Rosie Basten, who also gained a 1st, is a Junior Designer with 3monkey design.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

K College Art & Design Summer Shows 2012

As Programme Leader it was a proud moment for me and the students of the HND and BA (Hons) Graphic Design courses at K College (University of Kent), who, after much hard graft put together a great show this year. If not the best to date. The private view was well attended with people packing out the building throughout the evening. The feedback from our examiner, industry professionals—including former students—as well as tutors from other colleges was overwhelmingly positive. The students did well to make the most of what was a very small, grubby space (not of our choosing) and transformed it into something very special.

As well as some of the design positions that our students are going onto, the grades reflect their hard work and professionalism, and from our small cohort of just 13 degree students we had:
3 x 1st Class
5 x 2:1s
5 x 2:2s

Obviously I am somewhat biased, but take a look at some of the work and judge for yourselves. Well done to everyone involved.
The Graduation ceremony can be seen here: