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Art and design

We are one of the oldest established art and design institutions in the UK – we've been teaching creative courses since 1843. As an art school for the 21st century we emphasise creative thinking through making.

Our excellent workshops, lab facilities and studio spaces enable you to work in a highly creative environment surrounded by other artists and designers.

We have one of the UK’s most respected art and design research centres and our leading academics are internationally recognised experts. All of our art and design courses are led and supported by specialist teachers and technicians who help provide a rich learning experience.

We are committed to helping you reach your creative potential and preparing you for a successful career in the creative industries.


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Graphic design has four key areas to explore - graphics, motion graphics, advertising and illustration. You learn how to turn new and creative ideas into memorable designs that meet the challenges of a brief. You also have lots of opportunities to test your skills by taking part in international competitions and live briefs.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W210

Subject area

Study on a course designed for enthusiastic and innovative fashion designers wanting to push the boundaries of fashion design. Based in industry-standard workshops with state of the art facilities, you work on real-world briefs set by professionals. You can enter national and international design competitions and visit major  fashion centres such as London, Paris and New York, before building your professional experience by applying for internships and placements with major labels like Iris Van Herpen and Paul Smith.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W232

Subject area

Explore the fundamental characteristics of interior space through analysis and study of existing buildings. Then apply this knowledge creatively, tackling live briefs set by real industrial partners and develop an understanding of the building process alongside creative design thinking.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W250

Subject area

Learn how to develop exciting approaches to your fine art practice, as well as the ability to operate as a professional artist, on a course with a reputation for graduates who are successful in the cultural industries. You can take advantage of the latest creative facilities, studios and workshops and learn from fine art tutors who are nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W102

Subject area

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Learn the research, design and development skills needed to develop new and original products for the marketplace. Throughout the course, you work on sponsored live briefs for well-known companies to build portfolio that will catch the eye of future employers.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W240

Subject area

This course equips you with the skills you need to pursue a career as a designer/maker, either in self-employment or as part of an established team. Our students join an established community of designer-makers and learners based in a series of well-equipped specialist workshops.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W721

Subject area

Study graphic design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, researchers and practitioners.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

This course is based on a design culture that considers all aspects of furniture and product design and a philosophy that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and the exploration of creative possibilities. You develop your skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art workshops with industry standard resources and have the opportunity to work on live projects for real clients.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W260

Subject area

Prepare for a career as an artist or practitioner in the creative industries on a course led by professional artists. You have access to well-equipped facilities that allow you to experiment with everything from printmaking to digital technologies. And there are opportunities to gain work experience through placements and public exhibitions.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W192

Subject area

Explore the fundamental characteristics of interior space through analysis and study of existing buildings. Then apply this knowledge creatively, tackling live briefs set by real industrial partners and develop an understanding of the building process alongside creative design thinking. You then continue developing your professional experience with a 15 week placement in industry.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W251

Subject area

MDes Fashion Design

Four years full-time

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Study on a course designed for enthusiastic and innovative fashion designers wanting to push the boundaries of fashion design. Based in industry-standard workshops with state of the art facilities, you work on real-world briefs set by professionals. You can enter national and international design competitions and visit major  fashion centres such as London, Paris and New York, before building your professional experience by applying for internships and placements with major labels like Iris Van Herpen and Paul Smith.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W230

Subject area

MDes Graphic Design

Four years full-time

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Graphic design has four key areas to explore - graphics, motion graphics, advertising and illustration. You learn how to turn new and creative ideas into memorable designs that meet the challenges of a brief. You also have lots of opportunities to test your skills by taking part in international competitions and live briefs.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W214

Subject area

MDes Product Design

Four years full-time

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Learn the research, design and development skills needed to develop new and original products for the marketplace. Throughout the course, you work on sponsored live briefs for well-known companies to build portfolio that will catch the eye of future employers.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W242

Subject area

MA Fine Art

Full-time, Part-time

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Study a course that offers an engaging professional experience that covers all areas fine art practice and theory art. It is for open minded and ambitious artists, who want new personal challenges across a diverse range of work. You have access to a comprehensive range of technical resources and an excellent programme of visiting artists.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

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Study packaging design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, researchers and practitioners.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

MA Design (Product)

Full-time, Part-time

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Study product design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists in areas as diverse as medical products, materials development, design thinking, furniture and sustainability.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

This course equips you with the skills you need to pursue a career as a designer/maker, either in self-employment or as part of an established team. Our students join an established community of designer-makers and learners based in a series of well-equipped specialist workshops.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W724

Subject area

Study jewellery and metalwork at an advanced level and develop your talents for designing and making. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently or as a member of a team. Your studies are project led and develop through researching, designing, producing and exhibiting your work. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are specialists in this varied and diverse subject area.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

This course has achieved 91% overall student satisfaction in the latest 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) results released this month.This course is based on a design culture that considers all aspects of furniture and product design and a philosophy that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and the exploration of creative possibilities. You develop your skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art workshops with industry standard resources and have the opportunity to work on live projects for real clients.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W261

Subject area

Study interior design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by staff who are design specialists in diverse areas of interior design.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

Study illustration at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, including internationally recognised award winning illustrators.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

Prepare for a career as an artist or practitioner in the creative industries on a course led by professional artists. You have access to well-equipped facilities that allow you to experiment with everything from printmaking to digital technologies. And there are opportunities to gain work experience through placements and public exhibitions.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

MA Design (Fashion)

Full-time, Part-time

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Study fashion design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You will be challenged to think differently about design and creatively push the boundaries of your discipline whilst developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer who can operate independently, or as a member of a design team. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists in areas as diverse as innovative pattern cutting, CAD and fashion technology, fashion marketing, fashion entrepreneurship, fashion craft and sustainability.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

MArt Fine Art

Four years full-time

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Learn how to develop exciting approaches to your fine art practice, as well as the ability to operate as a professional artist, on a course with a reputation for graduates who are successful in the cultural industries. You can take advantage of the latest creative facilities, studios and workshops and learn from fine art tutors who are nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W103

Subject area

Related subjects

Learn how to develop exciting approaches to your fine art practice, as well as the ability to operate as a professional artist, on a course with a reputation for graduates who are successful in the cultural industries. You can take advantage of the latest creative facilities, studios and workshops, and learn from fine art tutors who are nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Prepare for a career as an artist or practitioner in the creative industries on a course led by professional artists. You have access to well-equipped facilities that allow you to experiment with everything from printmaking to digital technologies. And there are opportunities to gain work experience through placements and public exhibitions.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W901

Subject area

Prepare for a career as an artist or practitioner in the creative industries on a course led by professional artists. You have access to well-equipped facilities that allow you to experiment with everything from printmaking to digital technologies. And there are opportunities to gain work experience through placements and public exhibitions.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Study on a course designed for enthusiastic and innovative fashion designers wanting to push the boundaries of fashion design. Based in industry-standard workshops with state of the art facilities, you work on real-world briefs set by professionals. You can enter national and international design competitions and visit major  fashion centres such as London, Paris and New York, before building your professional experience by applying for internships and placements with major labels like Iris Van Herpen and Paul Smith.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Learn how to develop exciting approaches to your fine art practice, as well as the ability to operate as a professional artist, on a course with a reputation for graduates who are successful in the cultural industries. You can take advantage of the latest creative facilities, studios and workshops and learn from fine art tutors who are nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Graphic design has four key areas to explore - graphics, motion graphics, advertising and illustration. You learn how to turn new and creative ideas into memorable designs that meet the challenges of a brief. You also have lots of opportunities to test your skills by taking part in international competitions and live briefs.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Explore the fundamental characteristics of interior space through analysis and study of existing buildings. Then apply this knowledge creatively, tackling live briefs set by real industrial partners and develop an understanding of the building process alongside creative design thinking.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

This course equips you with the skills you need to pursue a career as a designer/maker, either in self-employment or as part of an established team. Our students join an established community of designer-makers and learners based in a series of well-equipped specialist workshops.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Learn the research, design and development skills needed to develop new and original products for the marketplace. Throughout the course, you work on sponsored live briefs for well-known companies to build portfolio that will catch the eye of future employers.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

This course is based on a design culture that considers all aspects of furniture and product design and a philosophy that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and the exploration of creative possibilities. You develop your skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art workshops with industry standard resources and have the opportunity to work on live projects for real clients.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Study all aspects of photography on this course that encourages you to take creative risks to get the best results. You develop a sound theoretical and technical understanding of photography using industry-standard studios and equipment. The final year focuses on the commercial and professional skills needed to pursue a career as a photographer.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W640

Subject area

Related subjects

This course equips you with the high level practical and conceptual skills to develop a career within animation and visual effects. Projects are based on real world scenarios and encourage you to develop innovative and creative approaches across a range of applications, techniques and genre types. You use modern, industry-standard facilities to develop your skills and build a portfolio of work to showcase to employers. 

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

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MArt Animation

Five years full-time (including one year work placement) or four years full-time

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Develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of animation on a course that encourages creativity and innovation. You learn how to work with animation and visual effects, such as stop motion, 2D and 3D animation and camera and green screen, using industry-standard software. Workshops and practice-based assignments give you chance to develop the creative skills needed to work in this vibrant industry.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W616

Subject area

Related subjects

Study technical architecture at a university that has been awarded centre of excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). This course is suitable for architectural technology and architecture graduates, and those from associated built environment, engineering and design disciplines.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

Related subjects

MArt Photography

Four years full-time

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Study all aspects of photography on this course that encourages you to take creative risks to get the best results. You develop a sound theoretical and technical understanding of photography using industry-standard studios and equipment. The final year focuses on the commercial and professional skills needed to pursue a career as a photographer.

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code W641

Subject area

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Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of textiles with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

Postgraduate

Full-time

Subject area

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Improve your design and technology skills for teaching in schools, and then putting them into practice. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings. 

Postgraduate

Full-time

Subject area

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Study for a higher degree by research in our diverse Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI). We support a PhD research programme with over 40 students. You may be able to apply for funding from donor and funding bodies including the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

Subject area

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If you are a design and technology teacher looking to advance in your career, this course provides the opportunity to update your subject knowledge within the dynamic and rapidly changing design and technology curriculum. You study part-time while you work and benefit from features such as web-based learning environments, discussion groups and access to tutor support via email and telephone.

Postgraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Related subjects

Study all aspects of photography on this well-equipped course that encourages you to take creative risks to get the best results. You develop a sound theoretical and technical understanding of photography using industry-standard studios and equipment. The final level focuses on the commercial and professional skills needed to pursue a career as a photographer.

Undergraduate

Part-time

Subject area

Related subjects

Exploring the convergence of emerging digital technologies with teaching and learning and increase your ability to develop innovative, high quality strategies and approaches to teaching and learning in digital design and technology. It enables you to update your current knowledge and skills, to improve your career prospects and enhance the quality of your teaching.

Other

Part-time

Subject area

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PGCE Design and Technology (two year route)

Full-time

This course has been replaced by a one year Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) followed by a one year PGCE course. The Subject Knowledge enhancement is a 36 week course designed to develop your Design and Technology subject knowledge and understanding up to a secure enough level to enter a one year PGCE course.

Postgraduate

Full-time

Subject area

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