This year's Ravensbourne virtual degree show is a fantastic platform for every student to showcase their work and represents Ravensbourne's diverse community of students and their ability to transform themselves and their creativity. Taking place on 10 September, it was created by a group of talented students, and developed by Ravensbourne's in-house creative agency, CreativeLab.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it became clear that their annual physical degree show would have to adapt if they wanted to showcase the graduating classes work. CreativeLab developed a visual language and identity that represented the Ravensbourne Class of 2020. The site can be navigated in a number of different ways, through specific courses and tags, to viewing students side by side, and even picking from a random selection. Each detail of the digital showcase has been taken into consideration throughout the development process and has been established to further highlight the individuality of our creative cohort. Even the cursor which is used to navigate the online showcase portrays the transference of diverse energy on each page, sometimes smaller, sometimes larger, but always present for the viewer.
The online degree show provides a platform for every graduating student to showcase their best work and celebrate the end of their time at Ravensbourne. This year’s digitally converted degree show captures the Ravensbourne mentality of putting students at the heart of everything they do.
"Our cohort of students is built on unique and diverse individuals who have shown that through the power of community and collaboration, we are able to curate an incredible exhibition in the midst of a pandemic. The exciting virtual experience highlighting students' best work, live projects and awards can be found in one online portal which will take the viewer on a journey through different visual collections," Ravensbourne said.
In fact, Ravensbourne has built a reputation on producing some of the finest creative talents in the industry, with 90% of their graduates going into work or further study, students winning industry-leading awards and an innovative approach to creative education.
CreativeLab is part of Ravensbourne’s new Institute for Creativity and Technology and is due to open in 2021. CreativeLab provides brand stories, in-course integrations and one-off commercial design services through creative, socially-minded and purpose-led projects.
They connect partners with the Institute’s diverse community of students, researchers and creative industry contacts, catalysing impactful collaborations, products and initiatives.
CreativeLab offers dedicated project management support which allows access resources and knowledge from across the university, alongside their extensive experience of delivering commercial projects in partnership.
Pippa Alice Hogg, Head of Studio, CreativeLab explained, '“CreativeLab are honoured to have been able to bring the concept designed by students for a live show to life in a digital space. We wanted to create a platform where student work is celebrated and the identity can subtly guide you through a curated experience that feels like a live show. Like everything at Ravensbourne, this was a truly collaborative project and we are grateful to all those involved.”
Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. We're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving our learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for outstanding careers in digital media and design.
You can join them on Thursday 10 September for the private view launch.