Creative Careers Festival

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Careers and Employability have partnered with the alumni department, Lincolnshire One Venues, The LPAC and The College of Arts to bring you the Creative Careers Festival on 6th – 8th February 2017.

The festival will host various careers events for the five different schools within the College of Arts including; English & Journalism, Fine & Performing Arts, Architecture & Design, Film & Media and History & Heritage. All sessions are open to current students and graduates from the College of Arts.

Sessions include:

Creative CV workshops
Creating your own career: An introduction to self-employment
Producing a showreel with Electric Egg
Meet the Graduates
Wordpress: Creating your own website or blog
International students: Year long & summer placement options

 

Full schedule of events is available to view here: https://www.scribd.com/document/336087916/Creative-Careers-Festival-2017-Event-Schedule

Booking is now open for all festival events via the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-careers-festival-2017-tickets-30517800563

All sessions have limited space, so each is operating on a first come, first serve basis.

Further sessions may be added as the festival draws closer. To keep up to date with schedule changes and additions, please refer to the Eventbrite page or click attending on the Facebook event to received updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/564342607091096/

For further Careers & Employability information visit: www.uolcareers.co.uk

Research Indaba

16 March 2017

Research Indaba is a day-long celebration of our schools research.

This is an opportunity to share you current research and exhibition work & on-going projects/design work through 20 minute presentations.

Join us for an opportunity to experience and to be inspired by the diversity and depth of research, scholars and practice in the school.

OPEN FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

Research Indaba is on a non-working day so keep you day free.

There’s no need to book. just turn up on the day!

A further schedule and rooms will be announced soon, so keep your eyes open!

Year 1 Architecture – Trip to the Cathedral!

Once again we had a couple of fantastic visits to the cathedral this year for the History and Theory module. Students undertook drawing exercises and got up close and personal with the historic interior!

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Benjie assists and advises!

If in doubt lie on the floor!

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Jelly Buildings!

 

This week students were challenged to make a famous building out of Jelly. It was quite the messy event! Students from the whole school came to witness the wonderment! The idea behind the challenge was that students would each have to study a particular building, understand it in plan, section and three dimensions and document it. Students also had to make a model of the building and produce a mould using vacuum forming. The quick project got students working hard in the workshop and helped them become more familiar with the tools available to them! IMG_0441
Here are some examples!

 

 

 

Future Systems Selfridges building!

Future Systems Selfridges building!

A table of wobbly jelly buildings!

A table of wobbly jelly buildings!

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FAT Architects – A House for Essex

 

 

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Vacuum forming!

Vacuum forming!

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V&A Illustration Awards 2017

This free competition is open to all students taking part in an illustration course in the UK.

The winner of the student category will receive a prize of £3,000 and a trophy. The runner up will receive £2,000 and a trophy.

For more information and to enter go to the V&A Illustration awards website.

DEADLINE | Thursday 15th December 2016, 17:00

D&AD New Blood Awards 2017

D&AD New Bloods Awards has gone live!

16 of the top brands have released creative briefs. All you need to do is find one that you like and respond! They are looking for a mixture of film, animation, graphics, illustrations, campaigns, digital installations, copywriting and more!

Some of the companies include Adobe, Amazon, BBC, John Lewis, The Army & more.

For more information got to the D&AD New Blood Website.

DEADLINE | 22 March 2017

Great results in Architecture schools ranking!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Architecture programme Bachelor of Architecture has moved to Number 18 in the Times University League Tables 2017 !

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Click the link below for more details!

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2016 Degree Shows

This years Degree Shows for The School of Architecture and Design take place on Saturday 28th May – 10th June; 10am – 4pm; Including weekends!

There will be a private viewing for invited guests on Friday the 27th; 6pm – 9pm!degree_show_poster_A0

Courses Include:

BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration 

BA (Hons) Interactive Design

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

BA (Hons) Product Design

BArch Architecture ( With Honours) 

MArch  Architecture 

Be great to see you all there!

 

 

 

Product Design End of Year Show 2016

Product Design End of Year Poster 2016

You are invited to come see the showcase of work from the Product Design students.

Location | AAD First floor, AAD1w06

Date | 28th May 2016 – 10th June 2016

Open to the public.

End of Year show!

The Architecture end of year show is coming up on the 27th of May! Hope to see you there!

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Interior Architecture Scholarship 2016

To all Interior Architecture & Design students! A great opportunity to apply for the AIT-Scholarship of the Sto-Foundation.

All students in the discipline of Interior Architecture & Design, who are enrolled at a European university and are at least approaching the end of their second year may apply. The total scholarship fund amounts to 21,000 EUR. Each of the scholars will receive up to 580 EUR per month for a period of one year.

Application Deadline is extended until June 3rd, 2016.

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The Jury deciding upon the awarding of the scholarships consists of a representative of the Sto Foundation, Prof. Peter Cheret | Cheret Bozic Architekten BDA DWB, as well as the renowned (interior) architects Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk (JOI-Design), Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff (Keggenhoff | Partner), Chris Middleton (Kinzo Berlin), Thomas Vietzke (Vietzke & Borstelmann Architekten) and Kristina Bacht (Director/Curator AITArchitekturSalons; Publishing Director GKT).

 

The scholarships are financed by the Sto Foundation, which has set itself the aim to support the academic training of the young generation. The overriding purpose of the Sto Foundation takes up the leitmotif of “Aware Constructing” of the Sto AG and promotes the awareness for the significance of the environment- and people-friendly design of the habitat.”

 

Further information (application form, content and scope of the application etc.) is available at www.ait-architektursalon.de/stipendium. For more detailed information you can contact the Sto Foundation directly at stipendium@ait-architektursalon.de.

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Design for Exhibiton and Museums End of Year Show 2016

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You are invited to explore the work of our 3rd year DEM students!

Location | AAD West Third floor

Date | 28th May 2016 – 10th June 2016

Open to the public.

 

Year 2 Architecture – End of year crits!

Yesterday we had a day of year two crits and here is a small selection of some of the work! We were impressed by the level of exploration and resolution in the projects! There were a number of different briefs exploring notions of edge, gallery, historical context and a live competition brief. Well done students and tutors! There was a good mix of models, visualisation, hand drawing, and good architectural drawing standards all used to further describe ideas and explore and test ideas! IMG_7373 IMG_7374 IMG_7375 IMG_7376 IMG_7379 IMG_7380 IMG_7381 IMG_7382 IMG_7383 IMG_7384 IMG_7385 IMG_7386 IMG_7387 IMG_7388 IMG_7389 IMG_7392 IMG_7393 IMG_7394 IMG_7395

Year 2 Scothern Village Hall Live project exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Lorna Lovatt was awarded the £200 for her project voted by Scothern community for the live project for Scothern Village Hall. I would like to thank and congratulate studio tutor Harry Foley who worked with the studio group and the selected students who exhibited their proposals. Thanks for getting the team together and putting on such a professional exhibition of work.

The exhibition was a great success with over 120 people from the village who came and judged the work. Feedback from the Scothern community were that they were incredibly impressed by the standard of work and the students professionalism and their ability to talk about their projects. The students have had great insight into real community engagement.

Linda Durance from Scothern initially made contact and approached the Bachelor of Architecture team. Thank you Linda! The future for Scothern Village Hall is that by 2020 they will have the funding to build and have said that the work of students has been incredibly helpful in seeing what is possible!

Well done team! The Year 2 Architecture students that exhibited were: Lorna Lovatt, Tom Camm, Joe Maguire, Billie Jordan, Charlotte McEwan, Emily Williams, Isaac Timson and George Simms

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visualisation of the steps that open out from the interior onto the sports pitches

Front elevation onto the road

Front elevation onto the road

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Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer

Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer

Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!

Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!

Billie explaining his work to a local!

Billie explaining his work to a local!

Community!

Community!

A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!

A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!

 

RIBA East Midlands Student Award Winner – Daniel Orford!

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Orford has won the RIBA East Midlands Student Awards for his Master of Architecture project titled ‘Hedonistic Pleasurescape’ in Blackpool. He will receive the award on the 27th of April at the RIBA Awards!

This project explores the hedonistic environments, which are prevalent at the edge between the physical and natural. In understanding the complexity of spatial augmentation in operation we can begin to re-establish and create a landscape that celebrates hedonism and the carnivalesque within society. This project explores the British seaside as a place of leisure and frivolity, allowing people to escape from the everyday normality. These liminal spaces once at the heart of the society have become increasingly dissected and sanitised by the regulated modern culture.

To see the project in more detail check it out here! http://www.presidentsmedals.com/Project_Details.aspx?id=3703 

Studio tutor Ms. Barbara Griffin.

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Architecture Applicant open day!

On the 12th of March we held our annual applicant open day with great success and very interesting outcomes! The workshop was to build large scale models using the narrative of Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, a series of essays that describe imagined cities, thin cities, cities and the dead, cities and the sky… We also used Charles and Ray Eames House of Cards as a structural methodology so the project required the applicants to also consider structure! A perfect combination of concept, narrative and construction!

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Suspended city! Innovative response to the Invisible Cities brief!

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Model making!

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Extreme Environments

Year 1 students have undertaken a project to respond to extreme environments with demountable structure proposals. The students have been introduced to Future Systems, Archigram, Leonidov etc etc to inspire! Here we showcase some great examples of the results! Very impressive stuff!12719230_462311110630179_8143887858174917335_o IMG_6612 IMG_6613 IMG_6615 IMG_6617

Workshop time!

Year 1 students have been working hard again in the workshop, carving out their casts to prepare in exploring them as architectural spaces through themes such as light, scale, colour and composition. The workshop is a great facility for the architecture students and staff. We have all the equipment students need to work with a multitude of materials. Traditional timber working saws, sanders and cnc equipment, alongside high tech laser cutters and 3D printers to name just a few! We also have a fantastic casting suite as well as print making facilities and the Maker Lab situated in the East wing of the architecture and design building. Here are some pictures of the workshop and work in progress!

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The high tech end of the workshop with 3D printers and laser cutters.

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Model making in progress

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McCartney Cruz modelling his workshop attire!

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A city of casts coming together!

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MAKE+ Design Charrette

Last week Year 2 Architecture students worked as teams for our first design charrette MAKE+. The brief was to design a transportable pavilion for the campus. We are aiming to prototype and build with students moving forwards! The winners, Team 6 were Edward Buttifant, Zujia Zhao, Lauren Gabbitas, George Gardner, Ashlea Mason, Ellie Stinson, Tom Brunyard. Everybody involved did a fantastic job and we were very impressed by the high level work and really importantly also impressed by the positive and productive team work!

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Students building buildings!

Year 3/5 Architecture Studio get involved with building a building! We all love donning a bit of high viz! Andy Earls studio helped put up a temporary theatre for the Paines Plough company. There’s a very lightweight geodesic dome framework with a weatherproofing cover. Then inside is a circular stage and rings of seats made of interlocking plywood sections with a free-standing  canopy which holds the lighting. Great experience for our students to get their hands into building making!

 

 

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