You are here: University College Falmouth's MA graduates
surprise and inspire
University College Falmouth's collective showing of
work by graduating students from the College's portfolio
of art and design-based Masters degrees – MA Contemporary
Visual Arts, MA Design, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice,
MA Interactive Art & Design and MA Photography –
opens to the public on Friday 7 September, at the College's
Woodlane Campus in Falmouth.
Entitled 'You are here', the exhibition will
comprise an eclectic mix of both traditional and non-traditional
media and runs until Thursday 13 September, between 10am and
5pm daily (excluding Sunday and Monday).
MA in Contemporary Visual Arts – led by award-winning
artist, Dr Daro Montag – focuses on the development
of individual artistic practice through collaboration and
the significance of location or situation. This year's
themes range from guerrilla gardening to the over-population
of the globe, and the course continues to make an impact on
the arts community in Cornwall with many graduates remaining
in the region to create and share their work.
The first cohort of students from the College's recently-launched
MA in Design, led by Andrew Harbert, will showcase work in
3D design and textile design.
MA Illustration: Authorial Practice has already produced
rising stars such as Christopher Crump (illustrator of bestselling
book, The Valley of Secrets), Viviane Schwarz (Walker Books
author/illustrator), Barnaby Richards (author/illustrator
whose work regularly appears in The Guardian) and Chris Stonehill,
whose illustrations were recently commissioned by Boots the
Chemist for its latest advertising campaign. The course is
led by Steve Braund, who is both successful practising illustrator
and director of Atlantic Press Ltd, an innovative publishing
initiative that aims to help illustrators explore and develop
their authorial voices. This year's MA Show will also
include a book about an organic vegetable garden authored
by student, Anna-Kaisa-Laine, who won a competition open to
all students on the course who were invited to submit book
proposals to the Press.
The MA in Interactive Art & Design – led by internationally-renowned
net artist, Kate Southworth (www.gloriousninth.com),
and supported by other practitioners of the avant-garde of
interactive art and design – explores the new relationships
between art, design and emerging technologies, and their creative
and commercial potential.
MA Photography – led by Deborah Baker and Dr Nancy
Roth – enables the exploration of social, environmental
or cultural issues, which are of relevance to the wider community,
through creative practice.
"The College's MA Show highlights the College's
continuing contribution to contemporary creativity,"
commented Director of Marketing & Student Recruitment,
Jeremy Whitaker. "We are committed to developing
innovative opportunities for students at postgraduate level
and the resulting work never fails to surprise and inspire."
University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the
Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), a unique initiative
to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.
The CUC is funded mainly by the European Union (Objective
One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the
Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support
from Cornwall County Council.
For further information about 'You are here',
There is still time to apply for MA courses in Art, Design
and Media for September 2007 entry. For further information,
please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/courses,
or telephone Admissions on 01326 213730.
For further information about this press release, please
contact Jilly Easterby, Head of Public Affairs, University
College Falmouth on 01326 213792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF). University College Falmouth is a partner
of the CUC.
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