Creative students host public end of year exhibition for first time since the pandemic

Art, Media, and Digital Design students at East Coast College have celebrated the end of their year with public exhibitions for the first time since the pandemic.

Students from both the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses displayed a range of animation, film, fashion, art, graphics, and photography at both the college and ARC Cinema in Great Yarmouth on Thursday, 23rd June.

The ARC Cinema was hired by the creative department for the special showing of the further and higher education courses which included documentary and special effects.

 One media student said: “It was great to see my work up on the big screen, it looked so professional, and it has inspired me to work hard to do it again.”

The end of year exhibition by East Coast College creative students.

Degree student Ryan Stringer, who is studying a BA (Hons) in Visual Effects and Post-Production through the University of Suffolk at the East Coast’s Great Yarmouth campus, screened his film ‘The Imperial’ which recently won best Super Short Film at the 8 & HalFilm Awards international event. It is the second accolade Ryan has received, having also won the Super Short category at the Cotswold International Film Festival in May.

Course leader, Phil Bury, said: “The exhibition has been two years in the making. It’s a unique experience and a great achievement for the students and their families to display their work to the public. We would like to thank Derren at the ARC Cinema for their support.”

Digital Design student Phoebe Websdale, who is progressing to Level 3 at the college next year, said: “The course has let me express my creativity and realise my ambition to go to university to study illustration in the future.”

Other students including Paul Snailham and Jennie Riches are progressing to study a new degree in Visual Art through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, while second year Art and Design student Maisie Kirk, is progressing to specialise in fashion.

The end of year exhibition by East Coast College creative students.

Mat Dale, Curriculum Manager for Creative and Digital, said: “It’s great to be back to celebrate all things creative. We are incredibly proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard to produce a professional exhibition alongside their studies.

“We hope their work will inspire others to get that craft box, paints and sketchbook or camera out and get creative this summer, and maybe apply for one of our part or full-time courses to start your journey. It’s never too late to turn your interest into a career and your work might be celebrated in our fantastic exhibitions or cinema showings in the future.”

The next exhibition of students’ work will be held at Skippings Gallery in Great Yarmouth from July 5th to 9th. To find out more about the range of creative courses at East Coast College, visit www.eastcoast.ac.uk

Art, Media, and Digital Design students at East Coast College have celebrated the end of their year with public exhibitions for the first time since the pandemic.

Students from both the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses displayed a range of animation, film, fashion, art, graphics, and photography at both the college and ARC Cinema in Great Yarmouth on Thursday, 23rd June.

The ARC Cinema was hired by the creative department for the special showing of the further and higher education courses which included documentary and special effects.

The end of year exhibition by East Coast College creative students.

 One media student said: “It was great to see my work up on the big screen, it looked so professional, and it has inspired me to work hard to do it again.”

Degree student Ryan Stringer, who is studying a BA (Hons) in Visual Effects and Post-Production through the University of Suffolk at the East Coast’s Great Yarmouth campus, screened his film ‘The Imperial’ which recently won best Super Short Film at the 8 & HalFilm Awards international event. It is the second accolade Ryan has received, having also won the Super Short category at the Cotswold International Film Festival in May.

Course leader, Phil Bury, said: “The exhibition has been two years in the making. It’s a unique experience and a great achievement for the students and their families to display their work to the public. We would like to thank Derren at the ARC Cinema for their support.”

Digital Design student Phoebe Websdale, who is progressing to Level 3 at the college next year, said: “The course has let me express my creativity and realise my ambition to go to university to study illustration in the future.”

Other students including Paul Snailham and Jennie Riches are progressing to study a new degree in Visual Art through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, while second year Art and Design student Maisie Kirk, is progressing to specialise in fashion.

Mat Dale, Curriculum Manager for Creative and Digital, said: “It’s great to be back to celebrate all things creative. We are incredibly proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard to produce a professional exhibition alongside their studies.

“We hope their work will inspire others to get that craft box, paints and sketchbook or camera out and get creative this summer, and maybe apply for one of our part or full-time courses to start your journey. It’s never too late to turn your interest into a career and your work might be celebrated in our fantastic exhibitions or cinema showings in the future.”

The next exhibition of students’ work will be held at Skippings Gallery in Great Yarmouth from July 5th to 9th.