Events and Workshops - Creative & Digital Industries - University of Derby

Events and Workshops

Up and coming events. Some dates and times are yet to be confirmed but will be posted on the webpage as soon as they are available.

To find out more or to register your interest in any of our events, please contact us by email: BigHouse@derby.ac.uk


Overview Tour of Facilities at the School of Arts
Date: 12th September 2017
Time: 5pm
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Location: School of Arts, Markeaton Street, Derby and associated facilities

The tour aims to provide an overview and help attendees understand more about the facilities available at the University of Derby's School of Arts including Art, Design, Media and Performing arts, Fashion and Textiles, Printmaking, Ceramics and Fine Art Facilities. This will be put into context of how attendees could utilise the facilities and expertise available when putting together their bespoke support package.

Next tour date will be a morning session in November – date to be confirmed.


Digital Design Hub Workshop - Introduction to Laser Cutting
Date: 19th September 2017
Time: 1.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Digital Design Hub, Markeaton Street Site, University of Derby

This will cover setting files and a demonstration of the machines capability, including a cut file and etch file. Note. This is in relation to laser cutting of paper, fabric and card only. In order for attendees to get the full potential out of the session, they must have a knowledge and ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator or CorelDraw as these will not be covered during the workshop.


Digital Design Hub Workshop - Introduction to Digital Textile Printers

Date: 21st September 2017
Time: 9.30am
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Digital Design Hub, Markeaton Street Site, University of Derby

This will cover the use of and a demonstration of the 2 machines capabilities:

  • Mimaki Printer for Natural Fabrics
  • Sublimation Printer for Synthetic Fabric and Prepared /Coated Objects

In order for attendees to get the full potential out of the session, they must have a knowledge and ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator or CorelDraw as these will not be covered during the workshop.


Digital Design Hub Workshop - Introduction to UV Printer
Date: 21st September 2017
Time: 1.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Digital Design Hub, Markeaton Street Site, University of Derby

This will cover the use of and a demonstration of the UV printer and printing onto objects with a flat surface (no need to prepare surface):
In order for attendees to get the full potential out of the session, they must have a knowledge and ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator or CorelDraw as these will not be covered during the workshop.


Artists in Business Showcase
Date: 5th October 2017
Time: 5pm until 6.30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Markeaton Street Site, University of Derby

To provide creative and digital businesses the opportunity to find out more about how the University facilities can be used through the Big House and AA2A projects (Artists Access to Art Colleges). It will also allow the opportunity of networking between AA2A artists and a business audience, as well as showcasing artwork.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Imagineering Workshop
Date: October 2017 – Date to be confirmed
Time: Evening Session – Time to be confirmed
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Markeaton Street Site, University of Derby

Imagineering – The implementing of creative ideas into practical form.
Guided workshop led by our Academic Lead, Bev Reardon. More information to follow.