Aspiring graphic designers take on Robert Burns challenge

Aspiring graphic designers take on Robert Burns challenge

A group of Ayrshire College students have been tasked with designing a Tam o’ Shanter-themed programme for the upcoming Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland Burns Supper.

HND Visual Communications students have their design skills put to the test every year by HIT Scotland, who will host their latest Burns Supper – HIT the Bard - at the Brig o’ Doon House Hotel on Thursday 23 January 2020.

The 15 Ayrshire College students involved this year have now submitted their designs and are eager to find out who has won the design competition. The winning student will be announced on Wednesday 4 December at an afternoon tea put on for the class at Trump Turnberry.

As well as seeing their design grace the cover of the programme, the competition winner will receive two tickets to the prestigious event – worth around £100 each.

The black-tie event is billed as ‘THE Burns Supper of the Year’, and Ayrshire College plays a major role in ensuring the night lives up to the expectation. Drama students at the college will perform Robert Burns-inspired skits outside the hotel, while Technical Theatre students and lecturers will manage the sound and lighting of the event. 

Peter McClurg, HND Visual Communications lecturer at Ayrshire College, said: “It’s always a really fun project for the students to work on. We encourage live briefs all of the time because they are HND students and will soon be moving into the industry.

“We’ve taken location shots and the students have worked hard to superimpose their illustrations on top of those photographs. The standard of entry this year is as high as ever - good luck to everyone!”

13 November 2019

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