June 11, 2020

Celebrate UCA’s Class of 2020

They won't get a chance to graduate this year what with, you know, a global pandemic happening, but that won't stop us celebrating...

It’s safe to say that each and every one of us has battled our own problems throughout all of this, and that includes our young ones too. Schools and nurseries shut down. GCSEs were cancelled, A-Levels too. University lectures were amongst one of the many things to go online and now graduation ceremonies, the light at the end of a long studying tunnel, have also been snatched away.

But, we’ve become a dab hand at adjusting during these times, and Epsom’s University of Creative Arts (UCA) is no exception. So, whilst we might usually have been invited onto the Epsom campus to get physically up close and personal to their creative works of art, instead we’re invited to their virtual graduate showcase.

Granted, it probably won’t be the graduation they had imagined, but any opportunity to celebrate is greatly welcomed these days.

UCA’s online Graduate Showcase will take place on Monday 22 June, featuring the final projects of graduating students studying the arts, technology and creative business across all four of UCA’s campuses, of which Epsom is one.

The students have continued to display their abundance of creativity by adapting to these challenging times, so let’s show our support and give them a virtual round of applause for all their hard work. From fashion collections and fine art installations, to advertising campaigns and thought-provoking animations. We can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to.

Fancy a sneak peek?

Archipelago a Climate Crisis board game, by graphic design student Rahul Islam
Condensed Milk Cities, by graphic design student Ethan Salmon
The Next Stop, by illustration student Marianne Hernandez
It’s Just A Thought, by computer animation arts student Megan Robson
by fashion marketing and management student Izzy Kural

UCA’s online Graduate Showcase launches on 22 June. Visit gradshows.uca.ac.uk to celebrate the class of 2020.

Feature Image Solitude Magazine by illustration student Zoe Barrett.

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