Class of 2022

Get to know this year's Arts University Plymouth graduates.

From art and design to digital media and traditional making, discover the future of creative practice.

At Arts University Plymouth we believe higher education is a catalyst for personal, professional and cultural transformation, and now more than ever, creative innovation plays a vital role in a globalised society.

At Arts University Plymouth we explore new horizons and push the boundaries of creative practice, encouraging students to think of themselves as professionals from their first day on campus. Each year our annual showcase offers students the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of their hard work whilst propelling them into the creative industries.

Boasting a wealth of experience and accolades, the Class of 2022 have scooped prizes at The Royal Television Society Student Television Awards, been shortlisted for the prestigious Proctor & Stevenson SWDDS and for awards at Graduate Fashion Week.

Our students graduate with the confidence and technical ability needed to thrive in their area of expertise.

Charlotte Ralph 2
Kathleen Ashcroft 3 D Design Crafts

Left to right: Monochrome, Charlotte Ralph, BA Commercial Photography / Raison D'Etre, Oliwia Nowotnik, BA Fashion Design / Keepers necklace, Kathleen Ashcroft, BA Craft & Material Practices

Summer Shows 2022

BA (Hons) Fashion Communication ONLINE Showcase

13 - 17 May, 10am - 5pm
BA (Hons) Photography at Positive Light Projects in Exeter

7 - 9 June, 11am - 4pm
Opening night: Monday 6 June, 6 - 8pm
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Palace Studios, Arts University Plymouth

13 - 17 June, 10am - 6pm
Opening night: Thursday 16 June, 4.45 - 6.30pm
Extended BA in Project Space 1 and Extended BA Studio, Arts University Plymouth

15 - 27 June, 10am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Opening night: Thursday 16 June, 5:30 - 8pm
BA (Hons) Fine Art in Studio 11, Arts University Plymouth

17 - 24 June, 10am - 3pm (Mon-Fri)
Opening night: Friday 17 June, 6 - 8pm
Extended Diploma at Palace Court, Arts University Plymouth

20 - 24 June
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Communication at Graduate Fashion Week, Lewis Cubitt Square, Stable Street, London, N1C 4DR

27 June - 1 July, 11am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 4 - 8:30pm
BA (Hons) Animation & BA (Hons) Game Arts in T1.2 and T1.21, Arts University Plymouth

27 June - 2 July, 10am - 5pm (Mon-Fri) 10am - 2pm (Sat)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 5 - 8:30pm
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking at MIRROR, Arts University Plymouth

25 June - 2 July, 10am - 4pm (Mon-Fri) 11am - 2pm (Sat)
Opening night: Saturday 25 June, 11am - 2pm
BA (Hons) Illustration in T1.27 and T1.28, Arts University Plymouth

28 - 30 June, 10am - 5:30pm
Opening night: Monday 27 June, 5:30 - 9:30pm
BA (Hons) Interior Design & Styling at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

30 June - 2 July, 10am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 6:30-8:30pm
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication in T1.22, Arts University Plymouth
(Also showing at Vacancy Atlas, Plymouth 1 July (10am - 5pm) and 2 July (10am - 4pm))

29 June - 2 July
BA (Hons) Textile Design and BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices at New Designers, London

30 June - 1 July, 10am - 4pm (Fri)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 6:30 - 8:30pm
BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts and BA (Hons) Digital Media Production at Plymouth Arts Cinema

30 June - 6 July, 10am - 3pm (Mon-Sat)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 6-8pm
BA (Hons) Costume Production at Leadworks, Plymouth

2 July, 7pm onwards
BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Devonport Market Hall, Plymouth
Booking essential. Get your ticket.

5 - 7 July, 10am - 4pm
Opening night: Tuesday 5 July, 5 - 7pm
BA (Hons) Textile Design at 23 Mills Building, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

1 - 7 July, 10am - 7pm (Mon-Thurs) 10am - 5pm (Fri) 10am - 2pm (Sat)
Opening night: Thursday 30 June, 5 - 8pm
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography in Studio 11, Arts University Plymouth

12 - 16 July, 10am - 5pm (Tue-Wed) 10am - 7pm (Thurs) 10am - 12pm (Fri) 10am - 2pm (Sat)
Opening night: Monday 11 July, 6 - 7:30pm
BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts in Studio 11, Arts University Plymouth

Online Showcases

If you can't make it to this year's Summer Shows, you can still dive into a world of fresh creative talent by browsing some of the online showcases created by this year's talented grads.


Each year, as part of our Summer Shows, the college recognises the outstanding achievements of students. During our season of events for Summer Shows, we’ll be presenting the following awards to a selection of Pre-Degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students:

  • The Board of Governors Awards highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievement of students who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement, raised the profile of the college, and demonstrated a significant contribution to college life.

  • The Principal’s Commendation Awards recognise outstanding creative and academic achievement, alongside a sustained contribution to the college community, where the student has produced high-quality work, made significant progress, and made a positive contribution to the programme through excellent studentship.

  • The Dean’s Awards recognise work of outstanding quality, judged on the work to be exhibited in graduate shows.

Nominations are currently being made by teaching staff.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, IGNITE 2022 presents an online directory of emerging graduate talent. In partnership with the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council, the Ignite platform presents the international viewing public, press and potential employers with the opportunity to browse hundreds of graduate profiles and portfolios, highlighting the hotbed of creative talent that is the vibrant city of Plymouth.

Visit for more information.

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Follow and share the outstanding work of this year's creative graduates on social media.

Bonnie Mustoe Whitehill 3 D Design Crafts
Lauren Tossell, BA Photography

Left to right: Breesha Cowin, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication // Bonnie Mustoe-Whitehill, BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices // Lauren Tossell, BA (Hons) Photography

Limited places are still available on our undergraduate courses - it’s not too late to apply for study beginning in Autumn 2022. If you are planning for entry in January and September 2023, follow the links to find out about Arts University Plymouth's upcoming open days and events, or request a prospectus.

Interested in making the step up to Masters study? We have places available across our range of innovative postgraduate courses. Join our active, cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers.

To book an informal chat about your options and to find out more please get in touch: