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The end is only the beginning

Year-end shows feature the best of FCAD student work
By: Emerald Bensadoun
March 28, 2017
Mass Exodus

Photo: After months of preparation, graduating students from Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication & Design will unveil their thesis projects at the annual year-end shows. Photo: Flickr: massexodus 2016

After hours of time, effort and countless all-nighters, graduating students from Ryerson’s Faculty of Community & Design (FCAD) will unveil their capstone projects at the annual year-end shows. The events, ongoing from March until May, encompass everything from business plans, fashion and filmmaking to design and performance theatre.

The School of Graphic Communications Management held the Business Plan Expo on March 10. The expo featured 37 new business ideas crafted by more than 140 talented students. Students, staff, faculty, members of industry and the Ryerson community at large were invited to talk to GCM students, enjoy interactive demos and learn why Ryerson continues to be on the cutting edge of innovation.

Drama lovers rejoice: The Ryerson School of Performance will showcase the work of its graduating actors, dancers and production students. Produced by Sheldon Rosen, Kate Hilliard and Clara McBride, the New Voices festival (April 3 to 8) features more than 25 new works created and produced by the graduating students of all three programs within the School of Performance. Choreographic Works took place earlier this month, showing the work of aspiring young choreographers in an “evening of original choreography” performed by dancers from the dance program.

The long-awaited Mass Exodus 2017 is the largest student-run fashion event in the world, encompassing a full week of fashion happenings this year. Graduating fashion and fashion communication students will showcase their final projects through a variety of events taking place during the week of April 3–8.

The School of Interior Design will exhibit integrated design practices that are a part of the interior design process with Shift on April 27. The Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition features work from creative photography and image arts students at The Chang School in a juried show until April 10. Image arts students will also present their photography and film projects at Maximum Exposure from May 1–19.

Finally, image arts will roll out the red carpet for the 2017 Ryerson University Film Festival on May 5 and 6, showcasing the thesis films of up-and-coming Ryerson filmmakers.

To learn more about FCAD and the events, visit the Faculty of Communication & Design website.