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Guardian Clearing Brief 2015 (Deadline 9am, 2 April)

Every year The Guardian newspaper release a clearing special supplement that sits within the main newspaper. Each year they ask one art school to create that front cover. Last year it was Glasgow School of Art, the year before it was LCC and this year they’ve asked Falmouth.

The key message of the cover is to tell prospective students that although they may not have achieved the grades they wanted there’s no need to panic. Therefore possible copy on the cover might be something along the lines of “It’s not too late”, “Don’t panic” etc. The tone of voice should be upbeat and positive.

Although the cover has traditionally been illustrated, they’ve agreed and are excited by the idea of us opening it out to all disciplines. If the work is figurative in nature please include a gender and racial mix.

If selected your work will be on the front cover and you will receive a £450 fee from The Guardian newspaper. If not selected but shortlisted, your work will appear inside the supplement as part of a double page spread showing the shortlisted entries.

For Submission Critia and Timings: http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/guardian-clearing-brief

Visiting Lecturer: Alistair Campbell, Creative Director at Guardian Labs

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We were delighted to welcome a visiting lecturer here this week – Alistair Campbell, Creative Director at Guardian Labs http://guardianlabs.theguardian.com (the branded content division of The Guardian newspaper). Here is his personal portfolio link: variousprojects.co.uk

Alistair had set our students a brief to work on and came down to the studio to meet everyone in person and give some feedback on the work they’d done for it. The team with the best answer to the brief is guaranteed a placement at Guardian Labs later in the year. He spent the following day giving general portfolio crits, before flying back to London.

It was great that Alistair could spare time from his busy working schedule to come down and give the students the benefit of his considerable experience and his opinions on the work he saw. The class loved it.
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