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Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Todays events


2pm – 4pm Drop in anytime!   MA Studios      FREE

Don’t miss another wonderful music performance today at Merchiston! The performance will be held by Paul Ferguson. Come along to hear and discuss excerpts of classic albums in stereo and surround sound in a recording studio environment.

This event comes as part of the edinburgh napier degree show 2016, so make sure to take a look around campus at the incredible work on display by our final year students!

For more information on all our events visit us here

On display: Photography

Make sure to visit our photography department at merchiston campus this week to see the fantastic work produced by our students.

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all the art work on display has been produced by fourth year students for their final year projects and cover a range of themes and styles from iconic woodland shots to full frontal male nudity.

Also amongst the projects is best in show award winner “Denied” created by photography student Denitsa Toshirova.

By having the sitters photographed from behind, denied questions the traditional formula of the ID photograph. The project aims to open up a wider debate around the power of looking, focusing on the viewers individual interpretation as a means of exploring stereotypes and common prejudice.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Music performance tonight!

Don’t forget to come along to our second music performance of today at 8pm!

come along to St. Giles cathedral tonight for a free performance by Nina Whiteman (RNCM) singing music by Fabrice Fitch (RNCM), John Hails (ENU), and others.

this event is free for everyone and there is no need to book, simply drop in and say hello!

more info on this event can be found here

Todays Events: music recitals

Come along to merchiston campus at 4pm today to enjoy a wondrous music recital by John Hails.

All our music recitals are free to everyone and there is no need to book, simply drop in to room A78 for some of the best talents Napier has to offer!

For more information on all our events visit us here

Events: Tuesday’s hip hop performance

Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.

Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.

take a look at our gallery below:

for more information on all our degree show events visit us here

Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Events: Music mondays

Students and members of the public gathered on Monday the 23rd may of may for a spectacular performance/ presentation in modern sound production Technology.

IMG_9478Simon Stokes, a representative of Ableton UK, performed an hour and a half masterclass in the production, sourcing and mixing of music using a variety of modern technologies.

IMG_9474Simon Stokes is the owner and head tutor of Shoogle Studios, Scotland’s leading electronic music studio. As a lifelong music lover and trained audio engineer, he has played many instruments over the years, but found his passion for synthesizers and drum machines in the late ‘90s.


Releasing house and techno music on record labels worldwide, Simon began to share his knowledge of Live in 2007, teaching individuals from his home studio whilst touring Europe as a DJ and live act.


IPA Awards

Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.

Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.

Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.

All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.

Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. Alumni Hall of Fame. Winners Yme Gorter and Paul J. De Ridder of WAAI creative Agency

Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.

Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.

AWARDS- Product design graduate Fraser Hunter is steps ahead

The winner of this years degree show’s product design best in show award is graduate Fraser Hunter.

Fraser won the award for his revolutionary new shoe design that may change the lives of thousands of people. “Safi shoes” use recycled materials to protect the foot from a deadly disease known as Tungiasis, which is caused by the chigoe flea burrowing into the feet and laying eggs.

The disease is especially prominent in African communities where treatment is both expensive and difficult to reach. It is for this reason that Fraser created the Safi shoes to prevent the spread of the disease and help poor African communities.

We caught up With Fraser after receiving his award to see how he felt.

For more information on all of our graduates work and the events running throughout the degree show, visit us here

Edinburgh Napier Photography 2015 go to Free Range in London

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The Edinburgh Napier Photography class of 2015 are now making their way to London to show their work at Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery. Go along and see the show they are at stand G4 at F Block from 18th – 22nd June 2015.


Friday’s Music and Light Show with Double Take Projections

Check out the video below to see some amazing footage of projections cast onto Morningside Church as part of #Ednapdegreeshow on Friday, May 21. 

The team from Double Take partnered with Edinburgh Napier’s music students to create a visual show which moved and developed with its own soundtrack.

For more information on Double Take, head to their website here: http://www.doubletakeprojections.com/, and take a look at our events page for more exciting events happening all week for Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show and Festival of Creative Industries

Highlights from #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out this video to see some of our favourite moments from Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show on Thursday, May 21.

The video features interviews with students who’s work was on exhibit at the Degree Show.

Edinburgh Napier’s Festival of Creative Industries continues all this week; Events on today include a talk by Photographer Laurence Winram in B2, Merchiston Campus at 5:30pm and a Screening of BA Television student’s final projects at the Filmhouse at 6pm. Tickets are FREE and for the photography lecture, can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-photographer-laurence-winram-tickets-16818456456

Lunchtime Concert Series: Annie Booth

The lunchtime concert series continues today with a performance by singer/songwriter Annie Booth upstairs in the Apex Cafe from 1pm. Annie will be performing a 45-50 minute set comprising of her own original songs and cover material.

Annie is a student on the BA Popular Music programme with an extensive performance background. Check out her Soundcloud:


Live Jazz Music @ Eric Liddell Centre, Monday 25th May


BA (Hons) Popular Music students treated listeners to a fantastic performance of live jazz music in the Eric Liddell Centre on Monday 25th May.

The music, written by the students and performed in Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar earlier in the year as one of their final assessments, featured songs penned by each of the sixth performers.

“I wouldn’t even say any of us are specifically jazz musicians” said John Percival, one the performers.

“All of our jazz experience has been through our experience at Edinburgh Napier. Outside of university I’d never performed in a jazz band before.” explained Ben Lobban, also performing.

“It’s something we love, though, and would like to continue. We’d love to get some gigs at the Jazz Bar, or in Glasgow. Then we’d definitely be official jazz musicians!”

The students, all of which will graduate from Edinburgh Napier in July, are excited for their future in the industry.

“You have to create you’re own job.” says Popular Music student and jazz performer Tom Dallas. “You’ve got to go out there into the industry and market yourself, to find your own work. Right now, it’s just say yes to everything and be as successful as you can!”

Ben Lobban, Tom Dallas and John Percival perform in wedding band The Apollos, and you can find more information about their work here:  http://www.musicforscotland.co.uk/artistDetail.aspx?artistID=190