The last picture show: is this the end of the design college degree show?

Traditionally, the degree show is a huge milestone for art and design students and a vital place for tomorrow’s design leaders to network. Can it adapt to a post-Covid world?

5th July, 2020
The last picture show: is this the end of the design college degree show?
Claire Dillon, a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design: ‘This was an incentive to look differently on our design practice and learn new skills that we wouldn’t normally have used.’ Picture: Alan Place

It’s high summer once again, meaning long lazy days, cheap plonk, and an online degree show. Yes, reader, the physical degree show, traditionally the highlight of every design student’s four-year stint, has been laid waste, with the virtual final-year exhibition providing some recompense to the thousands of graduates now blinking into the light.

As institutions in Ireland and beyond hurriedly cancelled shows and moved their exhibitions online, students were required to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Design for Life: I don’t know if I can trust my boyfriend again

Wellness Siobhan Murray 16 hours ago

Loah interview: ‘The 1920s was similarly explosive to what we’re living through now’

Music Andrea Cleary 16 hours ago

Interview: Amanda Feery and Megan Nolan on writing a contemporary opera

Theatre Niamh Donnelly 16 hours ago

Edel Coffey: The comfort of strangers