Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Award Nomination for Excellence in Enriching the Learning Experience

John Clementson, subject leader for Visual Communication has been nominated for one of the “Vice Chancellors Awards for Staff Excellence.” John has been nominated via the student survey responses for an award in the Enriching the Learning Experience category.

In both the surveys of the undergraduate students (not in their final year) UK Engagement Survey (UKES) and the Postgraduate Taught Survey (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) participants were asked: 

"We are seeking nominations for the Annual Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Staff Excellence. Would you like to name an individual or team who has demonstrated their commitment to enriching the learning experience? This could include through creative and stimulating teaching, learning and assessment methods; use of innovative technology; entrepreneurial opportunities or through innovative research" 

Congratulations John

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Visitors to the Final Show


Visual Communication staff and students have welcomed visitors from Windsor High School, Halesowen to this years final show. The group enjoyed all areas of the show, including displays of design process, special themed exhibits on the topic of Information Overload and the individual student exhibits. Windsor High School were particularly interested in the diverse options for high quality print available in the Art School from screen printing and all forms of printmaking to the latest in digital print technology.

Dudley College 'A' level students Visit the Visual Communication Final Show



Dudley College 'A' level students have visited the Visual Communication final show and for college lecturers, Gillian Townsend and Chris Worley, the visit was also a fond return to the Art School where they studied. 

The group were inspired by the range and quality of work on display and students were thrilled to have the chance to see portfolios of student work mixing disciplines and approaches within project solutions.

Norton Canes High School Visits the Visual Communication Final Show

Staff and students from Norton Canes High School Cannock have visited the Visual Communication final show. The group have enjoyed seeing the diverse range of work on display and particularly relished the opportunity to meet and speak to graduating students.

“It has been wonderful to chat to Visual Communication students and fascinating to find out where their ideas have come from. We have enjoyed hearing how their work has developed as well as gaining a view of the process behind the finished designs and hearing about their experience of University life. We look forward to visiting again next academic year.” said Alexina Evans of Norton Canes High School

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Doctor Visits the final Show

Graduating student Jerome Wooton is a Dr Who enthusiast who has used his passion for the time travelling doctor within his third year graphics work. Jerome's Gallifreyan themed designs are displayed in the Tardis and are attracting much attention. The Tardis and Jerome's designs can be seen as part of the Visual Communication final show until June 21.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Final Show - June 2017

The Visual Communication final show private view has taken place and the exhibition is now open to the public until June 21. Showing the work of final year Illustration and Graphic Communication students is on display, visitors can also see the themed exhibition Information Overload, inspired by the 1970 book of the same name by Alvin Toffler. The images shown here give a snap-shot of the shows opening night.



















This years private view included a performance by Culture Dub Orchestra, a World Roots Dub band based in the Midlands, with influences from all parts of the globe. CDO explores a range of cultures, religions, backgrounds and musical styles. A heavy roots drum and bass section (crucial to the true dub sound) is coloured by a variety of instruments and sounds - adding eastern flavours. Guitar and keys deliver the essential reggae off-beat with a large palette of delays, while an array of live percussion from tabla to djembe bring it all together to take your mind on a spiritual nomadic journey. Although at the core CDO are an instrumental band they will often feature guest vocalists from varied musical backgrounds.


Members are all interconnected through previous musical projects which range through reggae, funk, soul, hip hop, ska, rock, salsa and Eastern folk- all contributing to the unique fusion of sounds.
Find out more about Culture Dub Orchestra here