Your guide to the grad show season: The Graduate Listings 2012

23 May 2012

With only a week left to submit to The Graduates 2012 feature, we thought it might be good to give you the lowdown on the graduate shows happening across the UK this summer. We can almost smell the white emulsion, sticky fixers and sweaty brows quivering in anticipation so make sure check out the exciting work these bright young things have getting up to. Also, if you’d like to submit an undergraduate show for inclusion please send the name of your university, name of the exhibition, dates and location, as well as any relevant links (including Twitter and Facebook), to, using the term “listings” in the subject title.


Camberwell University of the Arts

16th June – 23rd June
External (Illustration): 5th July – 11th July
@ccwlondon / @mixedspecial

Central St. Martins

15th June – 23rd June

Chelsea College of Art and Design

15th June – 23rd June

London College of Communication

29th – 5th July

Goldsmiths University

1st June- 5th June
External (Design): 1st June – 4th June

Kingston University

16th – 23rd June
External (Graphic Design): 5th July – 9th July
External: (Illustration): 3rd July – 7th July

University of Westminster

7th June – 12th June

Wimbledon College of Art

15th June – 23rd June


13th June – 14th June

Shillington College (London)

20th July


Cambridge School of Art

8th June – 14th June

Brighton University

9th June – 14th June
External (Graphics & Illustration): 5th July – 8th July

Norwich University College of the Arts

27th June – 3rd July

Winchester School of Art

14th June – 21st June

University of Hertfordshire

31st May – 7th June


Arts University College Bournemouth

22nd June – 28th June
External (Illustration): 5th July – 9th July

Bath School of Art and Design

9th June – 17th June
External (Graphic Communications): 28th June – 1st July

Plymouth College of Art

23rd June – 29th June

Plymouth University

16th June – 29th June

University College Falmouth

15th June – 22nd June

University of the West of England

9th June – 14th June
External (Illustration): 5th July – 9th July


Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

11th June – 17th June

Coventry University College of Art and Design

1st June – 10th June
External (Graphics): 28th June – 3rd July
External (Illustration): 2nd – 10th June

De Montfort University

15th June – 21st June

Loughborough University

15th June – 19th June

Nottingham Trent University

25th May – 3rd June

Staffordshire University

15th June – 23rd June

University of Lincoln

1st June – 15th June


Bradford School of Art and Media

21st June – 27th June

University of Leeds School of Design

18th June – 22nd June

Leeds College of Art

15th June – 21st June

Manchester School of Art

16th June – 20th June

Liverpool School of Art and Design

25th May – 1st June

Shilligton College (Manchester)

19th July

University of Salford

14th June – 17th June

Newcastle University

2nd June – 16th June

Northumbria University

21st June – 29th June


Glasgow School of Art

9th June – 16th June

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

19th May – 27th May

Edinburgh School of Art

2nd June – 11th June

Gray’s School of Art and Design

16th June – 24th June


University of Wales, Newport

1st June – 8th June

Cardiff School of Art and Design

9th June – 15th June

University of Glamorgan

28th May – 3rd June


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Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.

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