We asked the final year Editorial & Advertising students at the University of Gloucestershire to show us their degree projects and share their course and Private View experiences. Here's what they had to show us.
What advice could you give to the next group of final year Photography students?
As a group we would advise that the next years Photography students should be organised, start planning early and raise efficient funds. It's also useful to give everyone a role/job to get involved. The final year flies by and the degree show will come around a lot quicker than you think. However the most important thing is to have fun, it's a great experience!
How have you worked together as a year group to bring your degree show to life?
It took a lot of hard work throughout the year to bring the degree show together. We each had set jobs and every week we would report back to the group on our progress. We would then discuss what else needs to be done and keep each other updated via a purposely set up facebook page. We also had a shared dropbox page for sharing templates and photos for social media. It took a long time and a lot of organising but in the last few weeks it all came together.
Describe the genre of work across the group, is there a wide range?
At Editorial and Advertising Photography we had a wide range of genres, from an array of different areas including portraiture, fashion, sports, food, animals, still life, documentary, lifestyle, music, garden, wedding and post production.
Degree Show Review:
Our London Degree Show was at The Framers Gallery on Windmill Street near Oxford Street. We chose this gallery as it was a great central location with easy access. We had a really good turn out with many professionals from the industry attending. Those who visited included Fiona Hayes (art director for Conde Nast International), David Eustace (portrait photographer) and Jonathan Gregson (food photographer) to name a few. It was a very successful and enjoyable night and we now look forward to our Cheltenham degree show this June.
Check out the University of Gloucestershire, School of Art & Design degree shows from the 3rd-17th June.