Posted on July 13, 2015
The excellence of Suffolk New College’s School of Creative Arts has been recognised by one of the world’s most illustrious arts universities.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is made up of six renowned colleges – Central St Martins, Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon, London College of Fashion and London College of Communication.
UAL is also the exam board and this year chose Suffolk New College to host the Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma standardisation event.
Representatives from 35 colleges from across the country descended on the School of Creative Arts for the event, which is staged to ensure consistency in the marking of students’ work.
Art and design lecturer Vicky Cull said: “We were chosen by Sarah Atkinson, the chief examiner at UAL, who asked us if we wanted to host the event. And we were very pleased to say yes.
“It’s great to raise the profile of the School of Creative Arts and very nice to be recognised as being very good at what we do.
“Twenty per cent of our Extended Diploma students have been offered places at UAL universities, which is fantastic and a real testament to the quality of the School of Creative Arts.”
Only four colleges are selected to host standardisation events each year.
More than 400 people have viewed the department’s annual Summer Show exhibition, which runs until June 25, between 10am and 4pm.
The work encompasses a broad spectrum of processes and materials, from fashion design to film installation, sculpture to painting, and illustration to photography.
In total, 96% of students on foundation courses and 72% on Level 3 Extended Diplomas have been offered a place at university.
Matthew Moseley, Programme Leader for Art and Design, said: “This year has been a positive year for the department as we have been named a ‘centre of excellence’ by the University of the Arts London (UAL) exam board and are incredibly delighted with the work our staff and students continue to produce.”