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Free art, design and media shows mark end of year at NUA

A hotbed of creative activity that operates from its city campus centred around St Georges Street and Elm Hill opened its doors to the public today as Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) began its Degree Shows 2013.

With four of its campus buildings showing the final work of its graduating students, the University is hosting its annual shows for the public as over 500 new graduates prepare to enter the real world. Works on display will include paintings and illustrations, fashion garments and textile patterns, sculptures, photographs, short films and animations, portfolios of graphic design work and video game demos.

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As well as being a public celebration of their achievements, the shows offer students graduating with degrees in subjects such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Animation an opportunity to showcase their work to a host of employers, buyers and curators travel from all across the country to find the next big talent. Many students will sell their work at the event, while others will receive job offers or commissions.

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Graphics display from the NUA Degree Shows 2013

Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, says: “This year’s Degree Shows are all the more special, in that they are our first shows as Norwich University of the Arts, the first where we have work from graduating Fashion students and the first where we are joined by our Chancellor, John Hurt.

“We have seen this year some exceptional work from the students which has achieved considerable success in national competitions. Hence we have great pleasure in inviting the city of Norwich to enjoy and be impressed by the creativity, innovation and ideas of the next generation of artists, designers and media makers.”

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Textiles work by Rachel Martin

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