Students showcase their creations at end of year show

Isaac Collins and Nick Juba
Isaac Collins and Nick Juba

The newly-formed Brighton Metropolitan College (Met) will celebrate the end of the academic year with a showcase of students' work.

The Met - a merger between City College and Northbrook College, Worthing - will host the annual Creative Industries’ End of Year Show in its studios in Brighton until Tuesday, June 27.

Isaac's design for the poster

Isaac's design for the poster

The students’ final year projects cover everything from photography, graphics and fine art, to games development, illustration and 3D design, to fashion and textiles.

More than 400 students have contributed to the exhibition, which is free for the public to attend.

The eye-catching promotional poster was created by Graphic Design student Isaac Collins. His design was selected from over 60 submissions by a panel of Art and Design staff.

Mary Ledgard, pathway leader in Graphic Design, said: “Isaac's design had the qualities of a successful design for promoting the range of courses on show. I think it has an enigmatic and quietly powerful presence. The red light, reminiscent of the photography darkroom, and the anonymous figures represent the student body about to emerge from the art school. The image also hints at collaboration across disciplines and the projection of a strong and confident art school identity.”

The gallery showcasing student's work

The gallery showcasing student's work

Isaac was presented with an award by MET CEO Nick Juba (pictured) on the opening night, which was attended by over 800 people.

The students have chosen a wealth of different topics and themes to inspire their projects. For example, Florence Wright, who is specialising in Fine Art, has based her project on how having a virus — particularly AIDS — can impact a person’s identity.

She said: “Someone’s identity can change from feeling like they are themselves to being represented as the virus that they have. I looked at the colours under a microscope of the actual virus and combined that with portraits.”

Max Hayes, studying Games Design, said: “I made concept work for a game idea that I had – taking the mick out of the typical hero story. You play as a character who admires the hero but as you progress you realise the hero isn’t what he seems to be. For my final project I’ve made a few animations for this concept and the game.”

The show is being held in the Trafalgar and York Buildings on Pelham Street in Brighton today (Friday, June 23) from 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm, Monday 10am to 5pm and Tuesday, 10am to 8pm.