Graduate Summer Showcase 2018 is stunning success

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Students showed their incredible skills across three days of outstanding music, fashion and film at this year’s Graduate Summer Showcase 2018.

The next generation of talent who are preparing to graduate this year were celebrated by University at its state-of-the-art performance spaces, Weston Hall and Lawrence Hall.

On Monday, London College of Music students enjoyed an Awards show, recognising their high-quality contributions to the school’s calendar of events this year, including Fiddler on the Roof, Rags, Twelfth Night, The Crucible and Urinetown. There were also a series of live displays full of style and skill by the young performers.

The awards brought the curtain down upon LCM’s 130th anniversary celebrations in the most appropriate way possible; by casting the spotlight upon the next generation of talent as they prepare to embark upon successful careers.

David Henson, Director of London College of Music, said: ‘The Showcase highlighted our graduating students and their achievements by shedding light upon their skills and talents. Every one of them is well equipped to succeed in their chosen career.’

On Tuesday, a selection of films made by final year undergraduates at London School of Film, Media and Design (LSFMD) went on show in Weston Hall. Meanwhile in the adjoining Heartspace there was a week-long exhibition of high-quality imagery from BA Graphic Design, BA Fashion and Textiles, BA Commercial Photography and BA O=Photography.

Stunning garments designed and produced by fashion students featured on the catwalk at the LSFMD Fashion Show on Wednesday, showcasing their creativity as they prepare to embark upon careers in fabrics and textiles. Collections inspired by Japanese subculture, Islamic art and more all feature in a dazzling array of colour, texture and designs.

Paul Lohneis, Head of the London School of Film, Media and Design, said: ‘The Exhibition was a celebration of our students’ achievements and was a manifesto demonstrating our continuing commitment to always strive for excellence.’
Students who took part in this year’s Graduate Summer Showcase, reflected on their time studying at the University of West London.

Aaron Johnson, BMus Film Composition, said: ‘I have been consistently impressed by the number of people I have who have inspired me, influenced me and pushed me to be the best version of myself that I can be. From full lectures to the one-to-one specialist composition sessions, I wouldn’t be where I am now without it.’

Angela Kibson, who studies BA Electronic Music Production, said: I could not have been happier with my course and University. It’s a place that teaches not just a field of my interest but also assists me to broaden my vision and skills.’

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Anthony Woodman and Most Inspiring Print Designer award winner

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