CR Talent-Spotting and Degree Show Guide

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It’s degree show season, which means that, once again, everyone here at CR will be getting round as many shows as possible in our search for the most exciting new talent emerging from universities this year in our Talent-Spotting programme. If you are planning on going to the shows yourself, check out our handy guide here plus find out how you can show us your work

In previous years, we have enlisted the help of CR’s readership in reviewing the degree shows. This year we want to try something different: over the next two months we will be showcasing the work of selected graduates from the class of 2015 who we think have a bright future. But we’d still like your help. If you have been to a show and spotted someone great, please either give us their details in the comments below or email CR editor Patrick Burgoyne on

And, graduates, if you think you’ve got what it takes to feature in our pick of new talent, send us links and your details in the same way. Tutors can also draw our attention to their star students.

Below we’ve listed some of the upcoming shows. If your course or university is not listed, please add the details in the comments section.

Happy Talent-Spotting!



University of Portsmouth
June 1-5

University of Hertfordshire
June 1-6

Blackpool & The Fylde College
June 2-3

Belfast School of Art, Ulster University
June 5-13

Falmouth University
June 5-8

University of Brighton
June 5-14

University Campus Suffolk
June 5-14

Bath Spa University
June 6-14

Loughborough University
June 6-14

University of the West
of England, Bristo
June 6-11

University of Wolverhampton
June 6-13

University of Reading
June 9-13

The Cass, London
Metropolitan University

June 12-20

De Montfort University,

June 12-18

Staffordshire University
June 12-21

University of Bolton
June 12-19

University of Northampton
June 12-21

University of Sunderland
June 12-19

New University

June 13-18

Glasgow School of Art
June 13-20

Hereford College of Art
June 13-20

Leeds College of Art
June 13-18

Manchester School of Art
June 13-24

Plymouth College of Art
June 13-18

Sheffield Hallam University
June 13-27

University of Central Lancashire
June 13-20

Birmingham City University
June 15-21

Croydon School of Art,
Croydon College

June 16-19

Lancaster University
June 16-24

Northumbria University
June 17-27

Ravensbourne College
June 17-19

University of Salford
June 17-20

Wimbledon College of Arts
June 20-27

Winchester School of Art
June 18-21

Arts University

June 19-26

Goldsmiths, University
of London

June 19-22

University of Chester
June 19-25

Batley School of Art & Design
June 20-24

Chelsea College of Arts
June 20-27

Gray’s School of Art And Design, Aberdeen
June 20-27

Camberwell College of Arts
June 22-27

Central Saint Martins, UAL. Show Two: Design
June 24-28

Royal College of Art
June 25-July 5

London College of Communications
June 4-26




Norwich University of the Arts
July 1-7

Shillington College
July 17 (New York, full-time study)
July 23 (Manchester and London)
July 24 (New York, part-time study)

Group Shows

Free Range

D&AD New Blood
June 30-July 2

New Designers
Part 1 June 24-27
Part 2 July 01-04