18th June 2020
by Rosanna Africa McGuirk
2020 is an unusual year. Creative institutions and their final year students are currently facing a unique challenge as the Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on plans for degree shows. All physical shows have either been cancelled or postponed but in a rapid shift some institutions are exploring what a degree show can be in a virtual space and we do hope you will check out these endeavours.
Below is a list of the current status of graduate shows from various institutions across the country. We will keep this list updated in the coming weeks as more information is made available. If you work at a creative institution and would like your degree event to be featured in this list please reach out to the 100 Archive.
The 100 Archive will be publishing an article later this month that explores what is next for our current degree show format and how it may need to adapt in an uncertain future.
TU Dublin: Dublin School of Creative Arts
Degree Show Status: TU Dublin will host an online exhibition of student work available from June 18th. The University also plans on providing 2020 graduating students with the opportunity to exhibit their work physically at the nearest opportunity. View the online exhibition here.
Design | Products | Fine Art | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Degree Show Status: IADT will host an online exhibition of student work from the end of June.
Animation | Photography | Fine Art | Design | Film | Television | Design for Stage and Screen | Info
Degree Show Status: Griffith College will host an online exhibition of student work available in mid-June. You will be able to view the online exhibition here.
Computing | Photography | Interior Design | Architecture | Film | Fashion | Info
National College of Art and Design
Degree Show Status: NCAD will publish a digital showcase of graduating student work in September. In addition to this online publication NCAD also plans on providing students with the opportunity to exhibit their work physically throughout the 20/21 academic calendar in a series of exhibitions and events hosted by the NCAD Gallery.
Design | Fine Art | Craft | Fashion | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info
Ulster University: Belfast School of Art
Degree Show Status: Belfast School of Art will be promoting graduates with alternative events over the next 12 months. More details will be available soon.
Fine Art | Design | Animation | Illustration | Interaction Design | Digital | Craft | Photography | Fashion | Textiles | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info
Institute of Technology Carlow
Degree Show Status: The physical exhibition has been unfortunately cancelled but IT Carlow will host an online exhibition of student work later in the year.
Design | Product design | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info
Cork Institute of Technology: Crawford College of Art and Design
Degree Show Status: Crawford College are hosting two digital showcases to celebrate student work. 'Vision' showcases the work of Creative Digital Media & Visual Communications students and 'Rhetoric' showcases the work of Fine Art & Contemporary Applied Art students. View the online exhibition here.
Fine Art | Design | Undergrad | Info
GALWAY & MAYO
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology: School of Design and Creative Arts
Degree Show Status: The GMIT degree show is postponed until further notice.
Fine Art | Craft | Design | Undergrad | Info
Maynooth University: Department of Design Innovation
Degree Show Status: The Department of Design Innovation at Maynooth University is hosting a virtual end of year show available online displaying student work ranging across societal, consumer, industrial, and medical solutions to significant problems. View the online exhibition here.
Design | Product Design | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info
DCCOI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design
Degree Show Status: The exhibition is postponed until further notice.
Craft | Info
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Degree Show Status: Dundalk IT are hosting an online exhibition, titled 'Fís 20', showcasing the work of students from Communications in Creative Media, Communications in Creative Multimedia and Media Arts and Technologies. View the online exhibition here.
Multimedia | Film | Undergrad | Info
Degree Show Status: IT Sligo will be producing an electronic yearbook for all the graduates of the programmes in the Yeats Academy including Architecture. This year book will be launched on June 18th. Later in the year a creative virtual showcase will also be available online.
Architecture | Interior Design | Fine Art | Design | Creative Writing | Theatre Design | Undergrad | Info
Waterford Institute of Technology
Degree Show Status: The degree show has been unfortunately cancelled this year.
Graphic Design | Fine Art | Undergrad | Info
Athlone Institute of Technology
Degree Show Status: AIT are hosting an online exhibition featuring works by graduating students from Graphic Design, Digital Design and Animation & Illustration courses. View the online exhibition here.
Graphic Design | Digital Media | Undergrad | Info
Limerick School of Art & Design
Degree Show Status: LSAD are hosting an online exhibition titled 'IMPACT' that celebrates the resilience, creativity and talent of their final year students. View the online exhibition here.
Fine Art | Design | Fashion | Craft | Animation | Multimedia | Photography | Undergrad | Postgrad | Info