H&M to visit UWTSD's Swansea College of Art


A team from the multinational retail clothing company H&M will visit UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art on Monday to open an exhibition at 4pm.

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They will also be on hand to interview students and graduates for internships and employment opportunities. The relationship between UWTSD and H&M began after the 2015 New Designers event. New Designers is an annual event that sees over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses exhibit. Students get the chance to showcase their work to businesses, investors and recruiters. The show features everything from textiles and jewellery to product design and illustration.

Georgia McKie, senior Surface Pattern Design lecturer at Swansea College of Art said: “This celebratory exhibition is the culmination of three separate visits from H&M Stockholm, 1 midway Skype feedback critique, and a lot of hard work by the students.  The stakes are high; the students know how special the rewards are – the possibility of a 3 month paid placement in Stockholm will be potentially life changing for those who are successful.  This has been such an enriching experience for all of us; the opportunity has extended beyond Surface Pattern design to three Graphics 3rd year students who have worked on our Zine and exhibition identity, and our Photography Artist in Residence who has documented the whole process – this has engendered a real spirit of collaboration.

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Surface Pattern Degrees offer students an exciting opportunity to study in a thriving Faculty of Art and Design. It is designed to meet the demands of both students and employers by providing an expansive approach to the study and practice of Surface Pattern Design.

The Programmes have an enviable range of digital equipment and facilities including luxurious computer suites, laser cutters and engravers, digital textile printers, a digital embroiderer and water jet cutter. The non-digital equipment is equally impressive with full facilities for dyeing, screen printing, stitch, metalwork and much more. In addition to this, students have their own personal space in a lively, light and airy studio accommodating all three years of the course.

Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk