Degree and diploma show at Stirling Campus

Degree and diploma show at Stirling Campus

Degree and diploma show at Stirling Campus

A degree and diploma art exhibition at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus, has once again proven to be a great success.

The free exhibition has been open to the general public from Monday 6 June Thursday 9 June.

The event has showcased a wide range of media including art, design, sculpture, installation, video and audio created by learners from the BA Art and Design, HND Contemporary Art Practice, HND Visual Communication, HND Photography and HND Art and Design, as well as promoting the talent of students across courses in media and communication and sound production.

Paul Smith (31) from Falkirk, who has just completed his HND Photography, said: “It has been great fun preparing for the exhibition and it is a great way to end, before I embark on my BA Art and Design at the college.

“I would definitely recommend the college to anyone. The lecturers in Creative Industries are passionate, push you all the way and give you great support.”

Nathan Brown (25) from Alloa who has just completed his BA in Art and Design is displaying two impressive art installations at the main reception of the Stirling Campus. Through the college’s Learning Support Department Nathan – who has Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy – has teamed up with personal helper and BA Art and Design graduate, Brendan Gallagher, who assists in the creation of Nathan’s artwork.

Nathan, who used the stigma of disability themes such as Fear and Paranoia and frustration with peoples’ pre-conceived notions of what disability is, as an inspiration behind his introspective work, said: “It has been brilliant creating my installations for the degree and diploma show and I have been really excited about the exhibition. The College is really top class and the support I have had from the lecturers and learning support has been excellent. They are all so knowledgeable and always there if you need any help and the facilities are excellent.

“I don’t think I would have been able to be looking forward to starting my own artistic career if wasn’t for Learning Support. They helped team me up with Brendan and I could not have done any of this without him.”

Wendy Shields (46) from Kings Park in Stirling, who has just completed an HND in Art and Design was exhibiting her paintings for the first time. She said: “It has all been very exciting. There has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears over the last two years, but it is nice to see it all coming together and looking so good, along with all my fellow Creative Industries students’ work.

“It has been an amazing two years and I am now just about to come back and do a third year of the BA Art and Design here at the college.”

Martin Boyle, Head of Department for Creative Industries at Forth Valley College, said: “The annual Degree and Diploma show is a real favourite in our Creative Industries Department’s calendar. It is an opportunity to showcase the tremendous work of our staff and students to the public, and it is a real pleasure to welcome people from the Forth Valley and beyond to our fantastic Stirling Campus.”

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