The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts celebrated the innovative work of its talented graduates on Thursday night (28 May), at the opening of its flagship Headlines Graduate Exhibition.

The exhibition is one of the most popular to date, with over 400 students from all creative disciplines taking part, and is one in a series of high-profile graduate events running throughout May and June. Following the private view, it is now open to the general public until Saturday 6 June.

The opening night was attended by over 3000 visitors, including friends, family and influential figures from the creative industries, providing graduating students with the chance to show off their best work and establish valuable industry contacts.

Some of the exhibiting students are already being recognised internationally and have won a handful of prestigious awards.

Judy Glasman, Dean of the School of Creative Arts, said: “The Headlines Graduate Exhibition is the flagship in a three month series of events showcasing the great work of our graduates and this year is our most successful ever. We are extremely proud of all of our talented creative graduates and this wonderful showcase is a fitting accolade to their considerable efforts over several years.”

During May and June the School of Creative Arts’ buildings are transformed into a series of galleries, with over 400 graduating students from all disciplines, including Design, Film, Media, Music and Visual Arts, exhibiting their work.

On Wednesday 27 May the School held its Visions Film and TV festival, attended by Director Mike Newell, Oscar-winner Martin Walsh and Jan Harlan, Executive Producer of The Shining, who gave out awards to successful student film-makers.

The Animation Exposé, also on 28 May, gave guests the chance to witness astonishing films from Animation and Games students, with discussion from a distinguished industry panel

Other events include the Sonic Herts music festival, which took place in May, and a range of upcoming events in London, including the high-profile Graduate Fashion Show, Free Range, New Designers and New Blades for Model Design and Special Effects.

You can view a selection of student work and find out about future events on the website: