VIRTUAL DEGREE SHOW LAUNCHED BY DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
With traditional degree shows off the cards this summer, final year Graphic Design and Illustration students at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have created their very own ‘virtual degree show’ for peers, family and industry professionals to attend.
A dedicated website will be launched to recognise, share and reward the work of students interactively, in the absence of physical shows which are postponed until further notice.
Five students complete the virtual steering committee at DMU, alongside the university’s graphic design teaching team.
Receiving first-hand digital support from mentor, Andy Leitch, director of Leicester-based agency Cite and part-time tutor at the university, students were able to create and adapt their online showroom in a way that could capture the eye of prospective employers.
Titled ‘Show Your Face 2020’, the interactive and innovative website will go live at the beginning of July, featuring a total of 100 final year students’ work, complete with a short bio explaining their submission.