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The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College

Surrey Institute of Art & Design


The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College* is one of Europe's largest colleges specialising in art, design, media and communication.

With a history that can be traced back to the 1800's, The Surrey Institute* has an established reputation and a long tradition of delivering high quality education.

Glass - Blown, wrapped vessels, Kate Hill, 2000

The Surrey Institute* provides study opportunities that stretch from pre-degree to doctorate level and offers over 30 further and higher education programmes. Based in the Surrey towns of Farnham and Epsom, the Institute has around 3,000 students spread across its two purpose-built campuses.

With the power to award its own degrees, the Institute's provision of undergraduate study is managed by three academic faculties: Faculty of Arts & Media, Faculty of Design, and Faculty of Fashion & Communication.

*[The University for the Creative Arts was formed through the uniting of two leading specialist art and design institutions: Kent Institute of Art & Design and The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College]

About the images

Delicate Sushi, Nathan Jones, 2000

Each year as the Institute's BA (Hons) students near graduation they mount showcase exhibitions of their work. These graduation or degree shows are aimed at an audience of prospective employers, commissioners, journalists, and enthusiasts, and give the world its first glimpse of some of the country's emerging talent.

The majority of the shows are co-ordinated, mounted and funded by the students themselves, forming a series of events that stretch across the months of June and July.

The collection available here is an archive from the Surrey Institute's website spanning the years 1998 to 2000. The Institute publicised these shows using a link from its homepage to a series of information pages on each of the degree shows. These web pages are illustrated with images sampling the range of work to be found on display and giving a snapshot of the type and quality of contemporary work in a broad range of art, design and communication disciplines.

Contact Details

Address: University for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road
Surrey GU9 7DS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 722441
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 728881

If you would like to receive information on the forthcoming series of graduate shows, available from mid-May onwards, please visit the University College's website or contact them to request a degree show planner.


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The information within and all images that appear may be used for educational purposes only. They may not be copied, altered or amended in any way, without prior permission of the copyright holder(s)

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