The Degree Show 2023: Unlocked

Date and time
Saturday, 10 June - Friday, 16 June 2023 (closed Sunday)
10.00 - 16.00

University of Derby
Markeaton Street
DE22 3AW

Every year, students from the School of Arts and College of Science and Engineering celebrate their time at University by showcasing their work at an end of year Degree Show.

The Show is a fantastic opportunity for potential employers, friends, family, industry and members of the public to see exciting creations by the next generation of artists, designers, creators and makers from Derby.

The exhibition sites include Markeaton Street, Chandos Pole Street and Britannia Mill from 10 - 16 June. There is no requirement to book - we hope you can come along and visit!

student painting wall
BA (Hons) Fine Art students have started the Degree Show 2023 preparation at Britannia Mill.

Final year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Practice students have been briefed to redevelop the North Riverside area of Derby city centre to increase green open spaces and blue infrastructure. This area forms one of the priority projects within the Derby Cityscape Masterplan 2030 and ‘Our City, our River’ masterplan.

After a group work master planning phase, students select an area or building to base their individual projects around. Projects are very comprehensive and concepts must be thoroughly designed with in-depth consideration given to design drivers such as the user, function of spaces, the wider context, existing built assets and environmental sustainability. BA students will give a greater emphasis to interior architecture whereas BSc students concentrate on the technical aspects of architecture such as construction details and materiality.

Follow us to see more of The Degree Show 2023 @DerbyUniArts.

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The School of Arts are hosting on-site exhibitions at a range of campuses across Derby for this year's Degree Show.

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