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Art and Design Degrees and Masters

Are you a budding Graphic Designer or Illustrator? Do you have a natural talent for painting and drawing or are you passionate about design? We have the ideal courses to develop your skills.

Confront the stereotypical and challenging conventions of image-making and communication, whilst learning traditional craft skills and the potential offered by new and emerging technologies on our Graphic Communication programme. Build your knowledge, understanding and design skills on our Illustration programme, and develop your visual language and drawing in the process.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate Fine Art programmes will give you the opportunity to explore the practices of painting and drawing in depth, while developing your awareness of historical precedent and contemporary issues.

If you choose one of our specialist design courses – Product Design, Interior Architecture & Spatial Design or Architectural Technology – our industry standard design studio and technical workshops will provide the environment for you to be innovative in your production of multi-dimensional work.

Photography will challenge you to consider traditional silver processes and digital technologies, evaluating photographic production and studying the still image in relation to both the moving image and newer interactive technologies.

Learn from industry experts in art, design, photography and architecture. Test yourself on live client projects, broaden your horizons on international study trips and benefit from our extensive range of facilities including dedicated design studios, galleries and workshops.

Undergraduate Programmes

Our Fine Art undergraduate course gives you the chance to explore contemporary approaches to fine art across a range of disciplines, making use of our excellent resources for printmaking, painting, photography, digital arts, video and sculpture.

This specialist course gives you the chance to explore contemporary approaches to painting and drawing as well as a range of other disciplines. You will build your confidence with painting and drawing, informed by historical and contemporary references, cultural and social contexts and the professional requirements you will need to meet when you graduate.

Our Graphic Communication course provides you with all the skills and knowledge you will need to work in the creative industries, or progress onto a postgraduate course. You will learn through studio practice, specialist media workshops, lectures and seminars to help you understand contemporary graphic design practice.

Our Illustration course has an emphasis on innovative and imaginative ideas as well as strong drawing and painting, graphic design and digital skills. All of which are explored through narrative, cultural, social and environmental themes at each level in; workshops, staff set, live and competition project briefs.

Our Interior Architecture & Spatial Design degree will introduce you to creative practices, through studio projects informed by historical and contemporary design, current trends, social contexts and the relationships of other art and design areas to Interior Design.

We believe in teaching you to challenge ideas of functionality, aesthetics, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics so that you can design products that work and make a difference to society. This mindset will be put into practice with industry projects and contemporary technologies.

Creative and original design is built on the marriage of visual and technical considerations. We will teach you these skills throughout your course, developing and nurturing them through studio-based, practical problem solving activities.

Architectural Technologists bring together project management, design and technical skills. As an Architectural Technology student you’ll become prepared to deliver projects all the way from concept stage.

Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts.

Our Photography Top-Up degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

Postgraduate Programmes

The MA in Fine Art enables you to evaluate and develop your creative practice to the highest standards. It develops theoretical awareness, critical thinking and independent arts practice to a professional level.

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How to Apply


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