It is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this online showcase of our final year students’ annual degree work. It is a space in which we celebrate and present the expressive results of many months of creative thinking and hard work. It is a joyous space, in which you will encounter astounding, intriguing, challenging examples of student work across the full range of arts, media, communication and creative practice that we are privileged to offer at the University of Westminster’s Harrow Campus.
Like others across the UK and globally, our students have completed their years of programme study under extremely challenging circumstances. They have shown determination, perseverance and an immense creativity and passion along the way. We are pleased to share the results of their final year work in this online space as way of enabling wider public appreciation of the richness of ideas and talent we see daily within our classrooms and studio spaces.
Our students are special to us, because we know they have the ability to change the world through their creative endeavours, and through powerful application of the industry led knowledge they have gained during their time with us. The work on display here illustrates how committed they are to being the problem solvers, the artists, the performers, the musicians, the designers and the thinkers who will engage with, interpret and shape our cultural heritage with passion, energy and ability. We are much the richer for it, and it has been a privilege for us at Westminster to have played a part in supporting them to this point in their life’s journey.
Westminster prides itself on its commitment to arts based and professionally orientated learning. We are also an institution attuned to our location, one that seeks to nurture a sense of creative engagement amongst our students through practice-based reflection, and through place-based cultural and arts driven work of the highest calibre. You will find these themes reflected in the work presented on this site. We invite you to celebrate and partake fully of the rich tapestry of ideas and art forms featured here. It is a space bursting with talent.
Professor David Finkelstein
Interim Head of School, Westminster School of Arts