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2010 Degree Show Listings

Posted by Will Hudson,

It’s that time of year again and degree show season is upon us. Listed are a number of the shows that are happening up and down the country in the next few weeks, predominately we have listed the dates of the graphic design and illustration shows are on, please check before you visit.

If we’ve missed out your university or college and you would like it added, please email graduates@itsnicethat.com.

The Arts University College at Bournemouth 24 June — 1 July

www.aucb.ac.uk

Bath School of Art and Design 12 June — 16 June

www.artbathspa.com

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design 12 June — 20 June

www.biad.uce.ac.uk

Bradford College 19 June — 2 July

www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Camberwell College of Arts 22 June — 26 June

www.camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Cambridge School of Art 22 June — 26 June

www.anglia.ac.uk

Cardiff School of Art and Design 3 June — 11 June

www.csad.uwic.ac.uk

Central St.Martins 15 June — 21 June

www.csm.arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Art and Design 19 June — 26 June

www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk

Croydon College, School of Art, Design and Media 22 June – 25 June

www.croydon.ac.uk

De Montfort University 18 June – 24 June

www.dmu.ac.uk

Edinburgh College of Art 12 June — 20 June

www.eca.ac.uk

Glasgow School of Art 12 June – 19 June

www.gsa.ac.uk

Gray’s School of Art and Design 18 June – 26 June

www.rgu.ac.uk

Kingston University 5 June – 11 June

www.kingston.ac.uk

KLC School of Design 5 July – 7 July

www.klc.co.uk

Leeds College of Art and Design 19 June – 24 June

www.leeds-art.ac.uk

London College of Communication 24 June – 1 July

www.lcc.arts.ac.uk

London College of Fashion 1 June – 14 July

www.fashion.arts.ac.uk

Loughborough University School of Art and Design 11 June – 17 June

www.lboro.ac.uk

Machester School of Art 19 June – 23 June

www.art.mmu.ac.uk

Norwich University College of the Arts 23 June – 29 June

www.nuca.ac.uk

Nottingham Trent University 5 June – 9 June

www.ntu.ac.uk

Plymouth College of Art 25 June – 2 July

www.plymouthart.ac.uk

Stockport College 14 June – 17 June

www.stockport.ac.uk

University College Falmouth 22 June – 2 July

www.falmouth.ac.uk

University for the Creative Arts, Epsom 10 June – 14 June

www.ucreative.ac.uk

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham 4 June – 12 June

www.ucreative.ac.uk

University for the Creative Arts, Rochester 22 June – 24 June

www.ucreative.ac.uk

University of Brighton 5 June – 10 June

www.brighton.ac.uk

University of Dundee 22 May – 30 May

www.dundee.ac.uk

University of Lincoln 7 June – 17 June

www.lincoln.ac.uk

University of Plymouth 12 June – 24 June

www.plymouth.ac.uk

University of Salford 4 June – 8 June 2010

www.artdes.salford.ac.uk

University of the West of England June 19 – June 24

www.uwedegreeshow2010.co.uk

University of Westminster 14 June – 16 June

www.westminster.ac.uk

Wimbledon College of Art 18 June – 23 June

www.wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

Winchester School of Art 17 June – 23 June

www.wsa.soton.ac.uk

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Posted by Will Hudson

Will founded It’s Nice That in 2007 and is now director of the company. Once one of the main contributors to the site he has stepped back from writing as the business has expanded. He is a regular guest on the Studio Audience podcast.

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