Creative Dundee

Guide to: Degree Shows

It’s that time of year, students are finishing up their studies and putting the final touches to their degree show pieces. Their hard work is in some ways coming to an end and in others, beginning a new era. We’ve rounded up some info on degree shows in the area so you don’t have to, check out what’s happening this month (in date order) and mark it in your diaries for an insight into Dundee and the surrounding area’s future creative scene.

Abertay Digital Graduate Show- Preview: 6th May, 4-8pm.

Abertay GradShow

The Abertay Digital Graduate Show is an interactive exhibition showcasing the very best digital creations from the next generation. Experience the innovative projects created by this year’s graduates and enjoy a unique preview into the future of game design, coding, digital arts and music production. The show features a wide spectrum of creative and technical feats. So come, watch, listen and play at the University’s world-renowned School of Arts, Media and Computer Games. #adgs2016

Preview: 6th May from 4-8pm. Exhibition runs 7-15th May from 12-4pm. Find out more info here.

Perth UHI Slainte Show – Preview: 6th May 7-9pm


Slightly further afield but worth the journey, Perth UHI  are hosting an opening night of their Slainte Show to celebrate the achievements of the 3rd and 4th year students of BA Visual Design and Communications. Held within Birnam Arts, “a cultural and creative hub at the heart of Highland Perthshire”, the exhibition will showcase evidence of the students’ diverse skills and interests from photography to illustration, animation to graphic design and more. An array of projects will include those inspired by Scottish cultural hotspots, scenery, food and drink while others evidence design’s ability to challenge with society’s views on complex topics such as water consumption, deforestation and dependency on technology.

Preview: 6th May 7-9pm. Exhibition runs 2nd-31st May from 10am-5pm. Find out more info here.

DJCAD Degree Show – Preview: 20th May 6-9pm

Each year Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Degree Show celebrates the work of emerging creative graduates. DJCAD has a reputation as one of the leading art schools in the UK and many of its students have gone on to become world-renowned artists such as Turner Prize winner Susan Philips and nominess David Mach, Louise Wilson and Luke Fowler. Around 250 final year students from 11 degree courses will showcase their work at the exhibition, which spans two buildings and 14 fours. The show encompasses fine art, design, film, illustration, jewellery making, and animation.

Preview: 20th May 6-9pm. Exhibition runs 21st-29th May from 10am-8pm Mon-Fri and 10am-4pm Sat & Sun. Find out more info here.

Dundee & Angus College Degree Show – Preview: 20th May 6.30-8.30pm

Dundee Angus College

A display of Contemporary Art Practice, Textiles for Fashion and Interior Graphic Design and Illustration. The Dundee and Angus College end of year Art and Design show is an opportunity to celebrate the work of all graduating students and for people to see first-hand the creative talents being cultivated within the college. The exhibition highlights the work of our outstanding students, please join us to celebrate their talents and witness some of the best emerging talent from a wide range of subject areas and be inspired, entertained and captivated.

Preview: 20th May 6.30-8.30pm. Exhibition runs 21st-27th May from 9am-5pm (except Sunday). Find out more info here.


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