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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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  • BA (Honours) Graphic Design

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W210

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Fashion Design

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W232

    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 fashion professionals. Enter national and international design competitions, visit major fashion centres like London, Paris and New York, and apply for internships and placements with major labels like Iris van Herpen and Paul Smith. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Interior Design

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W250

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

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Fashion Management and Communication

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code

    If you are passionate about fashion but don't want to follow a design route, this course gives you the skills to enter a global industry with a career in fashion management and communication. You develop a creative approach to the management of fashion and gain industry experience working on real briefs and competitions, with the option of undertaking a placement in your third year. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Fine Art

    Three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W102

    On this dynamic and ambitious course, we prepare you to follow in the footsteps of our many successful former students and start a career in the arts. You explore all aspects of contemporary art practice, work in the latest creative studios and workshops, learn from internationally renowned artists, join an established artistic community and put on shows and exhibitions. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design Related subjects: Media arts,
  • BA (Honours) Product Design

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W240

    Learn the research, design and development skills needed to develop original and attractive 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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Jewellery and Metalwork

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W721

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Graphics)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, researchers and practitioners. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Product Design: Furniture

    Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W260

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Creative Art Practice

    Three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W192

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA Fashion Management and Communication

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    If you are a creative individual with fashion experience, this course prepares you for a high level career in fashion management and communication. You learn to push the boundaries of design thinking and produce a body of work that challenges mainstream industry. Your studies take place in a collaborative environment where you work on live briefs and have the opportunity to exhibit your work to tutors and fellow students. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Illustration

    Three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W220

    Study an exciting and emerging field of visual communication on a course for creative individuals looking to pursue a career in illustration or related design industries. You consider historical and contemporary practice and develop a range of illustrative techniques to turn your ideas into memorable images and communications. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Fine Art

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    Study a course that offers an engaging creative experience to investigate fine art practice within a contemporary context. The course is for open minded and ambitious practioners who want new artistic challenges across a range of forms. You have access to a comprehensive range of resources and an outstanding programme of visiting artists. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design Related subjects: Media arts,
  • Extended Degree Programme Art and Design

    First year of a full-time four year degree (or five years with one year work placement) | Undergraduate | UCAS code

    This course prepares students without the normal art and design qualifications to enter one of our specialised degrees. You are introduced to processes, skills and theory in a range of art and design disciplines, and have the opportunity to tailor your studies towards your chosen degree course.   Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Packaging)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, researchers and practitioners. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Product)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists in areas as diverse as medical products, materials development, design thinking, furniture and sustainability. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Jewellery and Metalwork)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    Study jewellery and metalwork at an advanced level and develop your talents for designing and making. You're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your studies are project led and develop through researching, designing, producing and exhibiting your work. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Interior)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are interior design specialists, researchers and practitioners. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Illustration)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    Study illustration at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists, researchers and practitioners. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • MA/MFA Design (Fashion)

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are fashion design specialists, researchers and practitioners. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Creative Art Practice

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Fine Art

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Fashion Design

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Graphic Design

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Interior Design

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Jewellery and Metalwork

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Product Design

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    Learn the research, design and development skills needed to develop original and attractive 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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Product Design: Furniture

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Art and design
  • BA (Honours) Photography

    Three years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W640

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Media arts Related subjects: Art and design, Media, PR and journalism ,
  • MA Animation and Digital Effects

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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.  Full course details »

    Subject area: Media arts Related subjects: Art and design, Computing,
  • MArt Animation

    Five years full-time (including one year work placement) or four years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W616

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Media arts Related subjects: Art and design,
  • MSc/PgDip/PgCert Technical Architecture

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Architecture Related subjects: Art and design, Construction, building and surveying,
  • MArt Photography

    Four years full-time | Undergraduate | UCAS code W641

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Media arts Related subjects: Art and design, Media, PR and journalism ,
  • PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Textiles)

    Full-time | Postgraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Teacher education Related subjects: Art and design, Education studies,
  • PGCE Secondary Design and Technology

    Full-time | Postgraduate

    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.  Full course details »

    Subject area: Teacher education Related subjects: Art and design, Education studies,
  • MPhil/PhD Research Degrees – Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute

    Full-time, Part-time | Postgraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Media, PR and journalism Related subjects: Art and design, Computing, Research degrees,
  • BA (Honours) Photography

    Part-time | Undergraduate

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Media arts Related subjects: Art and design, Media, PR and journalism ,
  • CPD in Design and Technology Education

    Part-time | Other

    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. Full course details »

    Subject area: Teacher education Related subjects: Art and design, Education studies,

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