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Discover an emerging artist at this month's degree shows

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Florence Booth - Architecture student at MMU The Hive

For art students, the end of term isn’t just about exams and gradings - it’s time for the degree show. The all important presentation of their work to the public; the culmination of hard work, creativity and expression; the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.

Here we give you a guide to the degree shows taking place across the city this month. Expect to see the best work from emerging artists and use your discerning eye to spot the creative talents of tomorrow.

Manchester School of Art

'Every generation has a different ideal of beauty or perceives a different side of beauty and successively ever seeks some new form for its expression.; (Walter Crane, Ideals in Art)

Look out for exhibitions across the range of disciplines including Architecture, Fine Art, Illustration with Animation, Photography, Textiles in Practice and Three Dimensional Design, displayed at the MMU All Saints Campus.

The show is open for public viewing June 13-24, Monday-Friday 10.00am-6.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm.

Create Salford

A four-day festival to showcase the best from students at the University of Salford's School of Arts and Media.

Experience live music, original theatrical performances, and a catwalk show at Media City and the university's Allerton Campus. 

Opening on June 17, the festival runs until June 20. The degree exhibitions can be viewed until June 23.


The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art hosts an exhibition curated and produced by Contemporary Photography students from Stockport College.

Work representing a variety of photographic techniques and styles from 12 third-year students will be on display.

The exhibition runs June 10-14.

The Creative Show

This event showcases work from Art students at the University of Bolton.

The exhibition is open for viewing in Senate House June 12-20 (closed June 13-14) 10.00am-4.00pm.

See more things to do in Manchester from Time Out.