Explore our 2021 courses
We're making waves in the industry, for the quality of our student's work, the commitment of our teaching staff and the innovative projects we are producing. Here are a few ways we're getting noticed
Though last year was hardly an easy ride for fashions students, it was also a year in which they, and the institutions they studied at, demonstrated the power of creativity, innovation and resilience in the face of challenges none of us could have foreseen.
Among the most memorable examples of this is the initiative launched by Ravensbourne University London under the direction of Programme Director, Lee Lapthorne, a collaboration between the institution’s BA Fashion and gaming courses to showcase graduate collections via a downloadable game.
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‘Click here’ & ‘try this key command’ –Thoughts on empowering a creative community
A community of learners has always been key to learning in creative higher education. Unfortunately, even before lockdown, successfully establishing such a community had become more and more challenging.
On the BA Hons Advertising & Brand Design at Ravensbourne, they bucked this trend and in the 2020 publication, We Are 906! course leader Derek Yates used the Foreword to pay tribute to what the class had achieved.
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Barcelona-based architecture duo Barozzi Veiga have created a dark and moody, and a light and bright design, respectively, for their own homes.
They recently designed our very own Institute for Creativity and Technology.
Dezeen's top 10 student and graduate projects of 2020
Dissolvable noodle packaging by Holly Grounds
Ravensbourne University student Holly Grounds has infused an edible biofilm with dried herbs and spices to create a ramen wrapper that dissolves and flavours the noodles when boiled alongside them.
The aim is to replace the many plastic sachets that normally accompany the ready-meal and take decades to decompose, while the dish itself is designed to be cooked and eaten in a matter of minutes.
A New Angle: Marice Cumber on how creativity can empower the homeless
The founder of Accumulate, the Art School for the Homeless, and Work Based Learning Co-ordinator at Ravensbourne wants to open up access to the positive effects of creative education still widely reserved for the privileged.
Ravensbourne University London launches new Institute for Creativity and Technology to kick-start careers
The brand new Institute for Creativity and Technology will occupy one of two Barozzi Veiga buildings at Design District from April 2021.
Design District is London’s first ever dedicated permanent hub for the creative industries and has been designed to provide workspace for up to 1,800 people across its 16 buildings. From individual designers and makers to burgeoning start-ups and established studios, the district will house creative enterprises of all sizes and has been designed to encourage interaction, co-working and collaboration – the ingredients of a thriving creative ecosystem.
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Experiences with homelessness retold in graphic novel form
London-based charity Accumulate supports young homeless people through creative education and workshops covering fields such as photography, sculpture and graphic design.
The charity previously launched Sound Judgement, the UK’s first radio station written, produced and run by people who have been affected by homelessness, and has helped people gain a formal education at London’s Ravensbourne University through scholarships. So far, 20 Accumulate students have received scholarships, and eight have gone on to study degree courses.
FOLLOWING FASHION'S METEORIC RISE IN THE GAMING WORLD
From Twitch streams to esports apparel and everything in between, the gamification of fashion has only just begun.
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The Book of Homelessness is the first graphic novel made by homeless creatives
The Accumulate Art School for the Homeless was founded five years ago by Marice Cumber, and does incredible work to help young homeless people move forward positively in their lives through creative projects. It runs courses in graphic design, illustration, fashion, photography, sculpture and more, building skills to enter education, employment or training, and even has a scholarship through which 20 of the course’s participants have gone on to study at Ravensbourne University.
Now it has published what it states is the world’s first graphic novel made by homeless people, The Book of Homelessness: an anthology of drawings and written work that gives its creators a platform to relay their life stories and experiences from their perspective.
Could dissolvable packaging be the key to ending our reliance on plastic?
Innovative designers are working to create packaging materials that simply disappear in water — here, Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Product Design student Holly Grounds talks methods, potential and uses.
Inside Twitch’s play for fashion
Ravensbourne programme director Lee Lapthorne discusses whether Twitch could be the new platform for luxury brands.
The Graduates continued! Meet some more of the class of 2020
A recent graduate from Ravensbourne University, Kemi studied Advertising and Brand Design and now classifies herself as a visual storyteller with a focus on film and design. Creating inclusive work which tells stories of diversity from around the world, Kemi’s work spans design, music and fashion. She’s collaborated with Apple and artist Shamiya Battles, exploring the narrative of an unsigned artist, and devised a digital concept to share stories of Black people in everyday positive ways.
Ravensbourne gives acting vice-chancellor top job
Ravensbourne University London was pleased to announce that after a rigorous recruitment and selection process it has successfully appointed the new Vice-Chancellor, Andy Cook.
Digital approach for Ravensbourne students’ final collections
Final-year fashion design students at Ravensbourne University London have collaborated with fellow students of gaming studies to design their final collections on digital avatars.
Visionary fashion school creates interactive online game to showcase graduates’ collections
For most fashion education institutions, the closure of campuses due to Covid-19 spelled disaster for delivering curriculums centered on physical cutting and construction of garments and accessories.
But Ravensbourne University took a completely different approach, entering into the world of online gaming to provide graduating fashion students an opportunity to build their own fashion world and develop 3D digital design skills fit for a rapidly changing global industry.
Ravensbourne University: Rave Digital Première
For the first time, Ravensbourne University in London collaborated with the Twitch live streaming platform for the launch of Rave Digital , a downloadable video game designed by the students of the London Institute.
Meet the Ravensbourne class of 2020
Although Ravensbourne University London was unable to provide a physical degree showcase for its students, the South London institution has come up with the next best thing. Teaming up with live-streaming platform Twitch.
Holly Grounds develops dissolvable ramen packaging that turns into sauce
Ravensbourne Product design student Holly Grounds has replaced the many plastic sachets that accompany a pack of instant noodles with an edible, spice-infused wrapper that breaks down when cooked to season the broth.
Ravensbourne University takes Graduate Fashion Show to Twitch
Ravensbourne partners final-year fashion design students with gaming students to realize their graduate works on digital avatars.
CLASS OF 2020
In response to the cancellation of Graduate Fashion Week due to the coronavirus pandemic, SHOWstudio created an online showcase for 2020's UK fashion graduates.
Towards happy and healthy students: digital wellbeing and COVID-19
Brad Miller, a student at Ravensbourne University London, has been both an FE and HE learner at the university, and explains how learners in both sectors are keen to know what effect the pandemic will have on their courses.
Ravensbourne University showcases fashion accessory and textile design course
Ravensbourne University is spotlighting its BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory & Textile Futures programme as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.
Foundations of Graphic Design
Through talks and practical tasks, Art Director, Ansel Neckles leads attendees through the foundations of graphic design.
Helping to shape the future creative industry, Ansel has been a Black & Yellow Pencil Judge at D&AD, is an associate lecturer at Ravensbourne University, and a regular guest lecturer at UAL.
RetailEXPO Student Design Awards judging starts online
Judging for this year's Retail Expo Student Design Awards took place in March. The scheme sees students from six colleges tackle briefs from major retailers and brands. This year, Ravensbourne University were served a brief by Pizza Express.
Accumulate launches new radio show created by young homeless people
In 2017, charity Accumulate launched a three year-long scholarship programmes for people to work towards Ravensbourne’s Diploma in Design and Digital Media. This was aimed at those who might not have taken school qualifications to help get them to a level where they could apply for a full degree course.
Multicoloured brilliance from a French artist who has transformed a corner of east London
Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s new installation brings colour and complexity to North Greenwich.
Dwindling creative education must be our industry's next frontier - a view from Ollie Olanipekun
Ollie Olanipekun discusses why his creative agency, Superimpose, has partnered with institutions including Ravensbourne to provide inspiration and guidance for subjects that extend beyond the classroom.
How public art can enrich the urban realm
The award-winning Ravensbourne University building is a shining example of how a new building can fit harmoniously into the surrounding area as a piece of art, says Riba Journal, inspiring the public and students alike.
UK’s first radio station run by homeless youngsters launches today
The UK’s first radio station run by homeless people has been launched to give homeless people a sustained voice on the airwaves.
Organisers Accumulate also partnered with tutors from Ravensbourne University London to share their digital expertise while students helped with branding and visualisation.
Ravensbourne University unveils student-run TV channel
Ravensbourne University London has launched a pop-up TV channel called RaveTV with the tagline, ‘By students, for students’.
The channel is being run by BA (Hons) Digital Television Production and BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology students and will broadcast online at RaveTV and on Freeview channel 792.
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