Fancy making a short film about inspiring women to inspire a generation of young women and MAYBE WIN CASH?!! Deadline for entries is 1st October, read on and submit…Comments
Real honored to be supporting our friends over at vitaminwater through their #shinebrightstudio exhibitions and workshops featuring many extremely talented #UAL students and graduates. The exhibition will be kicking off this Wednesday with an exclusive Launch Party with Foxes performing a live gig ahead of her workshop. Absolutely Unmissable
More details on the upcoming events and how to attend them hereComments
The 8th annual Sony World Photography Awards is now open for entry! This major photography competition receives hundreds of thousands of entries from all over the world and provides massive exposure (pun totally intended) to those who are shortlisted and exhibited. You can enter in a range of categories such as Open (for amateur photographers) Professional and Youth (for those aged 19 and under). Deadlines for entries differ slightly depending on the category you’re entering, but all are early January 2015.
There’s a delicious cash prize up for grabs along with the chance to be exhibited alongside the world’s greatest contemporary photographers so it’s well worth considering if photography’s your bag. Are you thinking, “but with so many entries from all over the world, they’ll hardly choose my work…”? Well stop!! This year’s Awards saw UAL Foundation student Anastasia Zhetvina win the Culture Category in the Youth Photographer of the Year Award for the photo below. THAT COULD TOTALLY BE YOU NEXT YEAR, SO GET SUBMITTING!!
Welcome to #FreshersFriday! Every Friday we’ll be getting out handy tips for those of you who are heading to UAL this autumn.
Although these mini-groups are posted on the Official University of the Arts London Freshers 2014 group quite often, you may miss it - especially if (lo and behold) you aren’t yet on Facebook!
Join your halls group and start meeting your fellow residents. (It’s how I met somebody I still live with 3 years later, aww).
Read on for the list of all lists.Comments
You did it! You are now a University of the Arts Graduate, on your way to becoming a University of Arts Alumni, one of the biggest creative communities in the world. If that last phrase doesn’t do it for you here are five reasons why we think being an UAL Alumni is a great thing.
1. Postgraduate and Short Courses discount.
You might be feeling a bit depressed about leaving UAL, and you might be considering spending a little bit more time here. Here’s some great news then, the Alumni Association is giving an impressive £1000 for a one year MA, or £500 per year on courses lasting more, to UK/EU students who have successfully graduated from one of the colleges.
If this turns out to be too much of a commitment straight after finishing a degree, you might be interested in attending one fo the amazingly divesre short courses. Well, you can get a 10% disscount on that as well, as a UAL graduate.
2. Alumni bulletin newsletter.
As a UAL student you get amazing opportunities targeted at you all the time through SUARTS emails, social platforms and publications, and these more often than not turn out to be extremely helpful for new or continuing students. That can go on even after you graduate, with the alumni bulletin. By subscribing to this monthly newsletter you get the latest of news and opportunities aimed solely at UAL graduates. Not to mention upcoming events, such as future summer shows, which are hot-spots for networking and scouting for new creative thinkers.
3. Library access.
If you have to chose one thing that you could still come back to after graduating from UAL, let that be the enormously diverse and resourceful libraries within the colleges. All you have to do is download and fill in the form, and the largest art related and beyond reference source is at your service.
Here is the form: Alumni Library Registration Form (PDF,51.5 KB)
4. Career advice.
Regardless of what you have decided to do after graduating, whether that is to find a steady job, pursue a freelance career or set up your own thing, the department of Student Enterprise & Employability is here to help you out. With a huge variety of workshop, events and funding opportunities to make your dreams a little bit easier to achieve.
5. The long-lasting relationships you’ve made.
Probably the most important thing you will get out of your degree is the friends you’ve made, who are as talented and as willing to create and innovate as you are. Most likely you have collaborated during your degree, with at least one person you enjoyed and will keep in touch with. It’s all about meeting the right people and UAL is the place for that. You might be right now, sitting around a table in a pub’s terrace with you fellow graduates of 2014, talking about how amazing it would be to start your own thing and collaborate further. Next thing you know, you are setting up your own studio, working on briefs together, collaborate on project and so on. However far fetched this sounds, chances are you are very likely to be running into those people you love working with in uni. The Alumni Associations is also supporting this by constantly promoting networking events within the UAL Alumni community.Comments
Freelance designer - Current Student/ Recent graduate of UAL for prestigious Institut Francais.
Fee: £500 + VAT
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 6th August, 12pm
Brief for design work required:
The project : Logo and Brochure Design
The Institut Français is fundraising for the renovation of its library, La Médiathèque, which is the biggest French library abroad.
The Institut Français have asked MiAL to recruit a student/ recent graduate of UAL as they need a logo to represent the renovation on various documents and a brochure for a fundraising gala dinner.
The fundraising dinner is for the restoration of the listed reading room (completed), enlargement and modernisation of the Children’s Library, renovation and modernisation of the rest of the adult library.
They are currently fundraising for the renovation of the Children’s Library.
The Institut Français need a new logo to symbolise the renovation of both the Children’s Library and the adult library.
The main tags to sum up the whole renovation project are: Digital equipment Youth French learning Variety of supports Tradition & Innovation Learning & pleasure.
The brochure would both present the renovation & fundraising projects, display the menu of the dinner, thank our sponsors, and (this is the main part of it) present all the auction prizes.
The Institut Français would like to be able to use the logo:
As the main element of a poster (A6)
As a small illustration element in the Institut’s various programmes & leaflets
As an illustration in adverts
As part of it as an illustration in a banner.
On the cover for the brochure and to illustrate other documents in the future
The Institut Français would like this visual element to be as multipurpose as possible.
The Institut Français would like to use the brochure for a fundraising gala dinner (+ auction sale) at the French Ambassador’s Residence.
Its structure would be quite similar to last year’s brochure. Contact email@example.com for a copy of the brochure. Your email will be answered by 5th August.
Guidelines for the designer:
The logo has to be illustrative, as we would like it to be the only visual element on some documents (poster, brochure), but it has to be adaptable in the same time (from big to small scales, in black & white but also in colour, as a whole but also parts of it)
- Alphabet letters which would evolve forming a word/sentence
- Hijacking of a classical gravure (portrait of a famous literary character, of a writer) with modern elements (textures, extra graphic elements. These are suggestions).
- The brochure has to be elegant since it is made for an event at the Ambassador’s Residence.
Exposure opportunities for student/ grad designer:
The brochure is made for a specific event - the most important of the year for the fundraising department. Hosted by the French Ambassador herself, it takes place at the French Residence, which is located on Kensington Palace Gardens. We’re inviting 90 very high profile guests, most of them being successful businessmen and belonging to the highest French/Francophile social spheres of London. Some of them are at the head of big industrial or financial companies in the City. Last year’s gala enabled us to gather over £160,000 - and we only had 70 guests: the outcome can give you a good idea of this year’s guests’ potential. Therefore we need to tailor a gala that would be absolutely spotless on every level: that’s the event we are proposing a graphic design student/graduate to see his/her work associated with.
Desinger’s name printed in the brochure, which will be:
- E-mailed 1 week before the gala to all the people that have been invited, whether they are attending or not (so they can participate in the auction beforehand)
- Printed and distributed to each attendant during the gala
- Desinger’s name & link to his/her webpage in the thank-you e-mail that will be sent to all the guests in the days following the gala.
- If he/she wishes to, his/her name can be mentioned in the speeches during the gala.
Any creative opportunities within UAL or advertised by UAL will be found here : http://creativeopportunities.arts.ac.uk
Hope this helps!
Cass Art is looking for 1st and 2nd year art and design students to participate in the Student Ambassador 2014 programme. If you take part, you will volunteer your time to represent Cass Art at UAL promoting our student discount, exclusive events, ticket offers and new product launches. You will also have the opportunity to guest write for the Cass Art blog. In return Cass Art will support you with an exciting training trip to London, goodies sent to you throughout the year and a Student Ambassador Art Show in London in Summer 2015.
Sound like something you’re into? Read more and apply by midnight on 3rd August to be in with a chance to take part.Comments
Like photography? Feel like writing about it? Under 25? Enjoy being paid?! The Photographers’ Gallery are looking for relevant content for their website and would like YOU to do some reviewing for them. If you’d like to review some photography books or exhibitions (not just those produced by TPG themselves), The Photographers’ Gallery will pay £10 per review, as well as reimbursing for books and exhibition entry (up to a certain amount). If this sounds like your bag, get in touch to get involved!Comments
We are teaming up once again with the Royal Academy to create a UAL-tastic Friday Late event in October, this time celebrating the photographic work of Dennis Hopper. Some UAL students have already gotten in their submissions for workshops, installations and happenings, but we’d like a few more of you to take part. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, engage with a wider audience and GET PAID to work with the Royal Academy! (hello, CV highlight…) In particular, we’re looking for photographers, filmmakers and performers to get involved. Submit by the end of the week, here’s some info:
Photo fans, create a photographic workshop:
We’re looking for a photographer to create and lead an interactive workshop inspired by the Dennis Hopper photography exhibition to take place throughout the RA Late event.
The workshop should be hands on and actively take participants through a process that engages with photography and/or photographic imagery. It should include some kind of physical ‘take-away’ element at the end and be able to accommodate a minimum of 10 people at a time.
The workshop should be inspired by black and white photography or images, and engage with the spirit and style of the 60s. Concepts to think about include: documentary photography, 60s fashion and music, film icons, pop art, hippy culture, urban landscape, Easy Rider, American culture and the Civil Rights Movement.
Filmmakers, show your work:
We’re looking for original short films to be exhibited in a dedicated screening room during the RA Late event.
The brief for the content of the films is open, but they must be black and white and no more than 3 minutes long.
Performers, express yourselves!
The radical social changes that occurred in the 60s led to the performance art movement. ‘Happenings’ was the term art critics gave to ad-hoc performances or time-based events.
As part of the RA Late event we’re going to be staging a series of ‘Happenings’ throughout the galleries and are looking for stand-out performances of all disciplines.
These ‘happenings’ could be music, monologues, poetry, performance art, your manifesto, a chance to get on the soap-box, a pitch, a demonstration, a conversation or interview, a dance or a 30min silent meditation.
They can be performed on your own or in small groups, and include your own props. When submitting your ideas please tell us how long you envisage your performance lasting.
Submit your proposal by midnight on Sunday 27 July!
Picture above: Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963, Photograph, 17.25 x 24.74 cm. The Hopper Art Trust, © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust.Comments
A new campaign, with support from the Arts Council of England, reveals that a shocking proportion of artists - 71% - in Britain are not paid when they develop and exhibit work for publicly-funded galleries, while 63% of artists have turned down opportunities such as these because they are unpaid. The Paying Artists campaign has written a report you can read, gathered case studies of viable methods of paying artists to exhibit and is lobbying the industry for much needed improvements. Get involved and show your support: a positive change in the arts sector WILL affect you and your coursemates in the future!Comments
There are still rooms available for September!The Costume Store is a vibrant hall full of personality, with easy access to London College of Fashion sites (a couple of minutes from the station and a 20 minute tube trip or a quick bike ride) and 30 mins on the tube to London College of Communication and boasting a great student community. If you’d like to come and have a look we have open afternoons every Wednesday from 1-6pm. We also offer Skype tours during this time if you can’t make it. To find out more about how to book a place today, apply online or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlike Willetts, Greg Clark has a working class background: educated in a comprehensive school and the son of a shop assistant. Don’t let that fool you though, the new Minister for Universities is just as much of an elitist Tory as his predecessor. Here’s where he stands on some of the key issues:Comments
The summer holidays can be tough without the constant flow of private views for student exhibitions (read: cheap/free drinks with artistic company).
So from 6pm tonight head down to Hotel Elephant to see work by second year students of BA Interaction & Moving Image at LCC, in collaboration with the Leathermarket Joint Management Board. There will be plenty of art and design for you to, well, interact with.
The exhibition will run until Saturday the 19th of July.Comments
Rehearsals are beginning!Would you like to act or be involved backstage (set, props, costumes, helping out…) in a real theatre production?
The UAL Theatre Society is beginning with rehearsals this Saturday (the 19th of July) from 10am to 1pm at 272 High Holborn.
Please see below poster for available acting positions and how to apply.Have a great weekend and follow us on Twitter @ualtheatre for most up-to-date information about the Theatre Society!- Rudy, UAL Theatre Society