Central Saint Martins Degree Shows 2015


Around 1300 students will be showing their work across eight programmes – Art; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Culture and Enterprise; Drama and Performance; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Spatial Practices; Jewellery and Textiles.

Central Saint Martins attracts some of the most creative students in the world to experiment, challenge and provoke through actions, thinking and making.

They bring new ideas for living and fresh responses to what goes on around us. They speculate on the potential of technology and materials in the future and investigate society, seeking answers to improve, empower and enhance lives.

In 2011, the Mullen Lowe Group created the Lowe Nova Award for fresh creative talent, exclusively with the College. Out of 15 shortlisted from the final degree shows, only three Lowe Nova awards are handed out to students whose work represent truly original creative thinking and execution. Over its previous four years, Lowe Nova winners have been artists, an animator and a fashion designer each given generous support as they embark on their professional practice. This year’s winners will be announced on 23rd June 2015.

Central Saint Martins students, alumni and staff continue to make the headlines.

Daisy Jacobs, BA Graphic Design, won a BAFTA and an Oscar nomination for her animated film, The Bigger Picture.

Drama Centre London alumna, Penelope Wilton won an Olivier for her performance in Taken at Midnight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

MA Fashion graduate, Mary Katrantzou was awarded the £200,000 Conde Nast Fashion Prize.

MA Art and Science graduates Melanie King and Jaden Hastings broke the world record for the world’s largest cyanotype at the Story of Light Festival in Goa.

Ana Gonzalez Bello, BA Acting, won the BBC’s Georgi Markov Prize for her play, Diablo and Romina.

MA Communication Course Leader, Rebecca Ross generated a huge amount of interest both national and international for her provocative initiative, London is

Elle magazine featured the graduating year of BA Graphic Design in a photo shoot.

Sarah da Costa, MA Material Futures 2015 graduate Sarah da Costa made the news with her project, Material Pharmacy.   She designed a prototype bra embedded with the drug Tamoxifen. Working with Dr. Ipsita Roy, UK Reader of Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Westminster, she developed a bio-polymer that can be ‘captured’ within a textile by means of micro- encapsulation, making it possible to deliver effective treatment through skin contact, targeting only the core side. They are now exploring further uses for the concept.

Sonia Kneepens 2014 MA Narrative Environments is working in USA a new health initiative by DigitasLBi. The design team set up a community driven health programme that aims to raise the health of the residents of a small town in Illinois, USA. The idea is that the service blue print can eventually be applied on other towns around the country.


Edited by Qiwen Ke



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