Curated by and featuring work from students graduating from our Media and Communications and Journalism undergraduate programmes
It is with great excitement that the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London presents the 2019 BA Degree Show, Emergency Exit. The show will be curated by and feature the work from students graduating from our Media and Communications and Journalism undergraduate programmes. Expect work ranging from illustration, to live script readings, to interactive web content, as we exhibit the final projects from budding filmmakers, photographers, journalists and many other creatives across a wide range of media practices.
The name for the degree show, Emergency Exit, pertains to the existential panic that graduates experience as we’re flung into the ‘real world’ post-university with a head full of dreams and a crippled bank balance. The notion of an ‘emergency exit’ encapsulates the sense of alarm that we experience as we transition from our university lifestyles and join the world of employment and council tax payments. ‘Emerge’, however, hopeful and prosperous, refers to the emergence of us as blossoming creatives. Armed with the tools acquired from our degrees; we are ready for whatever the ‘real world’ has to offer – we are ready to emerge.
Emergency Exit will give attendees an exclusive look at the work of artists who will undoubtedly be making waves in the realms of media, art and literature in the coming years. The exhibition will demonstrate the accumulation of knowledge, creativity and passion that graduating students have acquired over the past three years. The anxiety surrounding the advancement of our new lives as young creatives will be explored in tandem with the fantastic hysteria that comes with moving from one state of life to another.
Among the multitude of notable works, Emergency Exit will exhibit radio drama ‘Evi’, recognisable from this year’s Audible Audio Drama Festival, as well as exclusive screenings of ‘SWELTER’, a short film which was recently premiered at Dalston Roof Park for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Please note that we are likely to be taking photography and videography at this event for use in promotional marketing materials such as printed publications, social media and the Goldsmiths website. We may use the images for up to four years after the event, in material distributed internationally. If you would rather not be featured in such material, please speak to one of the organisers when you arrive, or the photographer. Alternatively, if you have concerns after the event about how your image may be or is being used, email firstname.lastname@example.org with details so that we can identify you and remove any photos/footage featuring you from our database. You can read more about our approach to protecting personal data, and your rights, on our website at gold.ac.uk/data-protection.
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