London Degree Shows 2019 – Discover the future of the arts

London Degree Shows 2019 – Discover the future of the arts

We’ve hunted art, design and creative degree shows high and low for the big art shows and some smaller unusual work from other institutions too.

Take a risk and see new art works and creative projects from talented young people who might go onto be the next big thing.

Most are free with some at very reasonable ticket prices.

GameJam | Sunday 11 May 2019 | The Bentall Centre, Kingston

The Bentall Centre have collaborated with Kingston School of Art until the end of May to create a series of workshops, exhibitions, live art, performance and much more focused around game design.

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts Summer Shows | 11 May-12 September 2019 | Various Venues

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon are sometimes seen as the underdogs within the University of the Arts London. All the more reason to support their hugely talented students across traditional fine art right through to areas like theatre design.

Public Relations & Advertising Graduate Show | 23 May 2019 | University of Westminster, Harrow

Delve into the dark arts of PR and advertising, not usually exhibited so we’re excited about this one!

ELAM Class of 19 | 16-17 May | East London Academy of Music

Support new talent from East London Academy of Music’s new home for 16-19 future music stars.

Ravensbourne Degree Show | 19-21 June | Ravensbourne, North Greenwich

From getting inside a TV studio to see how it works to cutting edge digital design the Ravensbourne show is a great excuse to visit North Greenwich.

Kingston School of Art Degree Show 2019 | 1-9 June | Kingston

Kingston has a large and impressive art school and it’s always a diverse show from architecture to film.

London College of Communication | 30 May-22 June | Elephant & Castle

A chance to see the Elephant & Castle institution and get closer to the design, media and screen industries.

Goldsmiths Degree Shows 2019 | 9 May-16 September | New Cross

Goldsmiths has a great variety of degree shows spanning music, performance, visual arts and journalism. Some of the work can be quite theory heavy but it is refreshing to see students trying to solve real world problems.

The rest

Central Saint Martins (26 April-23 June, Kings Cross): CSM degree shows are big and a beautiful chance to explore their magnificent Granary Square campus. Sign up to the newsletter and get an invite to the epic private views.

London College of Fashion: School of Design & Technology: BA19 Exhibition (19 July, Hackney Wick): The future of fashion at Here East in Hackney Wick.

Did we miss an unmissable degree show? Leave a comment with your suggestions…


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