The creative work of final-year students attracted a record number of visitors when it went on show at the University of Portsmouth.
Thousands of staff, students and city residents flocked for the high-profile launch of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries’ Graduate Show 2016.
The work created by students on the University’s architecture, art and design, creative technologies, and media and performing arts courses will be showcased at a series of venues in London.
In addition to students and staff, the launch attracted more than 2,800 external visitors, the most ever for the graduate show.
The event which saw work go on show in exhibition spaces, screening rooms and stages across the building, as well as being transmitted live by the broadcast students on the University’s CCI TV channel included a fashion show, a musical theatre experience, and performances by student band Only Sun and The Boy I Used To Be, a professional band featuring Portsmouth alumni, and the University Gospel Choir.
There were also demonstrations of motion capture, virtual reality and a chance to see a developing feature film, Stina and the Wolf.
Dean of CCI, Professor Catherine Harper, said:
“This was the best possible start to the Faculty’s Graduate Show 2016, and it was absolutely delightful to see so many people – many of them from the wider Portsmouth community – taking pleasure in the work of our extremely talented students.
Professor Harper will be visiting a number of Nigerian Colleges and Universities in November 2016. The University of Portsmouth is renowned for its creative bachelors and masters degree courses including Architecture, Fashion and Textile Design and Creative Technologies. University Representatives are currently in Nigeria, meeting with students who are due to study at Portsmouth from September and if you want to study at a modern University located on the South Coast of England, then why not make an appointment? Register here to meet with Senior International Officer, Jenny Hyde and Dr David Ndzi.
The students’ work, much of which is available to buy, will go on show at nine London venues, including the Business Design Centre for the New Designers event, and the British Film Institute. Keep an eye on the Graduate Show website for information as it becomes available.
Coinciding with the launch, March Architecture students unveiled a temporary timber installation at the corner of Guildhall Walk, created with Portsmouth City Council and young people from the Brook Club in Somerstown in the #IHeartPompey project.
For more information or to join the conversation on social media, visit the Creative and Cultural Industries’ Facebook page and follow @UniPortCCI on Twitter, using the hashtag #ccigradshows16.