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2016 Degree Shows (DS16)

Select the image below to see the full programme of events for DS16. The tabs to the right of the programme pages are interactive and when selected will take you to events specific to businesses, schools, colleges and to the discipline areas of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, media and performance.

DS16 Programme Cover

Online Booking

Online booking is available for the events below:

DS16 Business Networking Lunch
Friday 10 June

DS16 Guided Tours for Schools and Colleges
Wednesday 15 – Thursday 16 June 

DS16 Fashion Show
Thursday 16 June

Key Dates

Photography Degree Show
Private View
Wednesday 25 May, 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Open to the public
Thursday 26 May – Tuesday 31 May, 10.00pm to 5.00pm

Architecture, Design, Fashion and Fine Art Degree Shows
Private View
Friday 10 June, 3.00pm to 8.00pm
Open to the public
Saturday 11 June – Friday 17 June, 10.00pm to 5.00pm

Performance Degree Shows
Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 May, 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Future Sound
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 May, 12noon – 10.00pm
Future Sound Music Conference
Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 May, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 18 May, 1.30pm
In Motion
Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday 10 June, 3.30pm / 4.30pm / 5.30pm
Cold Bath Street
Friday 10 June, 5.15pm / 6.30pm
Friday 10 June, 4.00pm / 5.00pm / 6.00pm

For enquiries contact Tania Callagher
Tel: 01772 894106


Architectural studies at UCLan are based within The Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture and benefit from excellent facilities. The Institute’s courses were designed to provide students with the opportunity both for academic excellence and practical experience. This approach, coupled with the close involvement with local employers, produces graduates who are highly regarded in the workplace.

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Studying design-based courses at UCLan is a friendly, challenging and rewarding experience. The design discipline has an established heritage and philosophy of “creative thinking” that is embedded into our curriculum. It is this creative focus that sets us apart from others. We value our strong links with industry partners, who are regular visitors to the School and work with us to provide advice, present lectures and develop live design briefs that give all of our students real world design experiences.

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UCLan fashion courses will teach you strong creative skills, developed through exciting industry-linked live project briefs, placements and work-based learning. We have invested in advanced facilities that nurture and enhance the student learning experience. Our graduates regularly win top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers.

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Fine Art

UCLan is a centre of excellence for the study of fine art from pre-degree to postgraduate level, with first-rate facilities, including specialist studios and workshops. Our students work in all areas of contemporary art and we were rated as one of the top three courses for student satisfaction in recent National Student Surveys. Former graduates include internationally renowned sculptor Andy Goldsworthy OBE.

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UCLan’s strengths in media practice and technology are clearly evidenced in the wide range of specialist and exciting courses we offer. We have nurtured strong links with industry to ensure our courses are up-to-date and relevant to employers’ needs. We pride ourselves on our excellent resources – our £15-million Media Factory contains television, film, sound and photographic facilities. Our aim is simple: to give students the right mix of opportunity and challenge to help you develop your chosen career in the exciting and ever-changing world of media.

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We offer an exciting range of courses which have creative, vocational and hands-on practice-based activities at their centre. Our courses are staffed by tutors who are not only knowledgeable and experienced in their fields, but are also active practitioners. As well as being practical and creative, our courses are academically rigorous with a clear focus on the contextual and professional awareness necessary for a successful career in the creative industries. Courses are housed in the Media Factory - a multi-million pound purpose-designed hub housing rehearsal rooms, three theatres for public performance, recording studios and dance studios.

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Creative Courses at UCLan

UCLan’s commitment to nurturing creative thinking and original ideas, combined with strong industry links and expert teaching staff, sets our students apart from the competition. We offer an extensive range of courses and opportunities and our students are encouraged to develop their natural talents into a competitive skillset that can provide a foundation for a successful career in the creative industries.