Arts and humanities students at University of Suffolk exhibit work at end of the year show

University of Suffolk digital film production student Melissa Beer from Colchester. Picture: OLIVIER

University of Suffolk digital film production student Melissa Beer from Colchester. Picture: OLIVIER DIRAT - Credit: Archant

Final year students studying arts and humanities at the University of Suffolk have opened their end of year show.

Work from English, fine art, photography, interior architecture and design to dance, digital film production, and graphic design is on display across the Ipswich campus until Friday.

Dr Lisa Wade, head of arts and humanities, said: “Once again, our end of year show represents the efforts and achievements of our student community across a broad range of disciplines.

“Creativity and critical thinking form the basis of our student endeavour and we are pleased to share the final results with you all.”

Colchester-based Melissa Beer, 23, a BA (Hons) digital film production student, has taken part.

She said: “The tutors teach us to harness our own creativity into our film-making, both practically and theoretically.

“For me I enjoy capturing people, just letting the camera pick up small quirks, interesting habits and images which can evoke emotions that relate to key cultural movements and creative processes.

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“It’s an element of my film-making style I’ve developed throughout my degree here at the University Of Suffolk, allowing me to gain confidence as a filmmaker.

“My plan is to work on more documentary shoots around the world. Finding people with interesting stories to tell, for the world to see.”

Hing Tsang, senior lecturer in film, said: “Work from the final year students reflects high levels of engagement with fiction and documentary forms, experimenting with a number of styles taken from the past and the present with an eye to the future.”

Nigel Ball, graphic design and graphic illustration course leader, added: “It is immensely rewarding knowing that this year’s student cohort will be the first graduating with degrees from the University of Suffolk and that their hard work culminates in the inaugural end of year degree show of the first university in Suffolk.

“There is little doubt in our minds that the students leaving us in 2017 will go on to do great things in the world of professional graphic design and illustration.”

Jemma White, 21, from Felixstowe, is one of those students, exhibiting from her BA (Hons) graphic design (illustration) course. She said: “My dream would be to have a job that enables me to illustrate all around the world.

“One of the best things about my course, and the University in general is how close you get to your course mates and tutors; by the end of the three years you know everyone inside out.”

The arts and humanities end of year show is on display until Friday. It is open from 10am-6pm.