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UAL Graduate Showcase: overview

Visitor during the Summer Show, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, © Alys Tomlinson

To celebrate and showcase the work of our 2020 graduating students, despite the coronavirus pandemic, we are launching the UAL Graduate Showcase.

This extensive online platform will let you show your work virtually to creatives and potential employers worldwide. This will be a digital showcase with a truly global reach.

To achieve the scale of our ambitions, we are harnessing the expertise of IBM, a world-leader with over 100 years' experience of delivering innovative technology solutions.

What we’re doing

  • This project is hugely ambitious. Usually, a project of this size would take a year - we have less than 3 months.
  • We will launch the UAL Graduate Showcase platform by the end of July.
  • We are consulting with staff and students across UAL.
  • We will organise physical shows in the near future (depending on government restrictions). Additional content from these physical shows will be added to the platform.
  • We are aiming to continue developing the platform and to use it annually.

Uploading your work

Student consultation

Consultation with our graduating students is critical.

We are already running student workshops, to ensure the showcase delivers everything you need. This dialogue will continue through the project. Our technology partners, IBM, have also led creative workshops with our staff and students.

After consulting with students, we are working so that the Showcase reflects both your course and your College identity.

We want to deliver to the following audiences:

  • graduating students
  • prospective students
  • staff
  • creative sector professionals
  • potential employers
  • the general public
  • the media.

We will ensure that the platform is user-tested, by you and by staff.

Managing and delivering the project

The project is being delivered via:

  • a project board
  • a project team
  • a project working group
Each of these includes representatives from all Colleges and all levels of study.

Reaching a global audience

The global reach of the UAL Graduate Showcase hugely increases your ability to engage with potential partners and employers - we know the importance of this audience for you. Our focus is on giving you and your audiences the best experience.

We are also developing a creative campaign that will target key audiences. We will seek media attention for your work and promote the showcase across UAL's social and digital channels.

We are also engaging with the creative industries, to make sure they get a similar – or even better – experience than they would at a physical show.

Virtual networking

The platform will connect you with your peers and other graduates.

We are also creating new features that will help you interact via live chat and live events.

The platform will also link to your social channels and personal websites – you can request this.

Next steps

We'll update students and staff as the project develops.

Showcase your work

Student creating a mural
Textile design drawing workshop at Triangle Space. Chelsea College of Arts.

Upload your work

Read more about how to prepare and upload your work to the UAL Graduate Showcase.

Student checking something on their laptop
Emily Mulenga in the studio. Fine Art.Chelsea College of Arts.

Showcase: key information

Check out important dates and details for the showcase.

Starting out events

Don't miss these industry-led online events to help you prepare for the showcase.

Portfolio

Discover Portfolio: UAL's online platform for our students' work.