Art & Design

Design encompasses and touches virtually every aspect of our daily lives. As a designer, your creative decisions will determine the shape, look, feel and scope of the 'products' that people will buy and consume as part of their daily lives.

 

Our Design courses give you an opportunity to experience and develop the skills and processes involved in the professional practice of product design, industrial design, interior and spatial design, graphic design and illustration.

 

Our students have an excellent track-record in winning national prizes including the National Student Lighting Designer of the Year and first prizes in the Design and Art Direction (D&AD) Global Student Awards.

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Art & Design

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio or evidence of musical theory.

BA (Hons) Architecture

BA (Hons) Design Crafts

BA (Hons) Digital Media Design

BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

BA (Hons) Model Design (Character and Creative Effects)

BA (Hons) Model Design (Model Effects)

BA (Hons) Model Design (Special Effects)

BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Product and Industrial Design

To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio. For advice on how to build your portfolio you can click on the following link, where our academics explain what they are looking for: https://vimeo.com/album/4284984

 

Fees

Fee Type Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies

International

One semester: £8,500
Two semesters: £11,950

£13,250

EU

£9,250

£9,250

Location

Duration

Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

For one semester

Stage 1: January and May

For two semesters

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

 

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules

One semester
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Semester two
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Specialist Project (Double Module)
Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules except ILSC which is 60% with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts

Modules

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.

 

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study a collection of modules, totalling 120 credits.

 

More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on their website: www.herts.ac.uk/apply/schoolsof-study/creative-arts.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.

 

Employment & career options

Our graduates work across the design and creative industries, often for internationally renowned architectural practices and major product and packaging design consultancies in the UK and abroad.

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