Art and Design
Are you a budding Graphic Designer or Illustrator? Do you have a natural talent for painting and drawing or are you passionate about design?
Whether you’re looking to develop your skills with design undergraduate courses or expand your horizons with a postgraduate Fine Art degree, we have the ideal art and design courses for you. You’ll be supported along the way by experts in the field and have the option to embark on international study trips to give you a real taste of everything this creative field has to offer.
By pursuing an art degree or design degree with the University of Northampton, whether you choose full-time or part-time study options, you’ll learn from industry experts in art, design, photography and architecture. You will also have the opportunity to 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.
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.
We request that applicants ensure they meet the design and art degree entry requirements for their chosen course. As these requirements can vary by programme and level of study, we advise that you check out the specific course page for a full list of criteria.
You can find more information on the specific entry requirements on the course pages below.
Our graduates work in a variety of different careers in art and design. Our courses cover such a vast array of subjects, skills and disciplines, with common art careers including illustrators, photographers, professional artists, curators, printmakers, and art teachers or lecturers. University of Northampton graduates have also gone on to pursue design careers in the fields of graphic design, animation and architecture.
We have so much confidence in our art and design degree graduates, which is why we offer the Northampton Employment Promise. If you haven’t found paid experience within 12 months of completion of your studies with a 2:2 result or above and completion of one of our flagship awards, we will provide you with the support you need to secure a three-six month paid art or design internship to help you get on the right path.
Why Study an Arts and Design degree?
You will gain a skill set that is transferable in disciplines across art and design jobs available today. As there are different subject areas within our undergraduate degrees, you can be assured to find one that will capture your interest and is targeted to your aspirations and goals. Various opportunities will be provided to expand upon your experiences of the industry and make use of resources to put your skills to practice and produce a strong portfolio of work.