Arts, Design and Media round-up #3

There have been award wins and interesting projects galore this month in the faculty of Arts, Design and Media - see what our wonderfully creative students have been up to.

1. Textile Design students partner with Japenese University for seminars

BA (Hons) Textile Design students are partnering with Joshibi University students in Tokyo for a colour collaboration seminar programme. This is the fourth year of the initiative which developed out of staff friendships made as a result of the Summer School Programme and became galvanised during lockdown as a way of maintaining the enriching cross-cultural connection between the institutions.

The two first-year student groups will jointly participate in a series of lectures looking at different aspects of colour and work with specialist equipment that enables them to grind organic material to create their own natural paints and dyes. Both cohorts of students will connect online to share their experiences of generating ‘local colour’ and applying it creatively within design projects. The Summer School Programme resumes later this year.

Follow @textilesbcu on Instagram to see more student work.

2. Interior Architecture and Design students work included in official selection at International Design Awards

As a part of their prize for winning the courses ‘Design Excellence’ award at the 2022 Gradate Show, BCU paid for now graduates Miruna Oprean, Georgia Whitham and Olivia Smith to be submitted into the International Design Awards 2022, of which all three were shortlisted. Congratulations for making it so far!

3. MA Landscape Architecture student wins at Landscape Institute Awards

MA Landscape Architecture student, Daniel Shaw, won the Student Portfolio Award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2022. Daniel’s design thesis focused on climate adaptation through the use of natural and technological interventions within the landscape to secure a future for residents to live and work in the area.

Daniel said: “I feel passionate about climate change and the impact it has on communities, I felt it was important to raise the profile and offer potential solutions of the global issue facing us, the platform the Landscape Institute Awards offers allowed me to share these ideas."

4. English graduate highly commended at Global Undergraduate Awards

English alumna turned Student Success Advisor, Madina Outama, was lucky enough to have her work highly commended at the Global Undergraduate Awards. She told us about her experience at BCU, attending the awards ceremony and beyond, which you can read here

5. Interior Architecture and Design graduate project featured in Dezeen round-up

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design graduate Molly May Ratcliffe’s work has recently been featured in an editorial round-up of student projects on the Dezeen website. Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture, interior and design magazine, with over three million monthly readers and six million social media followers. Read our interview with Molly here.

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