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Art & Design

Our vibrant School of Creative Arts offers an inspiring and supportive environment in which to start your journey towards a creative career. Our film, media, design, visual arts, music and art therapy courses are all led by talented artists, experienced lecturers and industry experts.


We'll help you develop your creative curiosity by putting the latest technology at your fingertips, including 3D printers, a motion capture studio, a construction and carving workshop, jewellery benches, sound control rooms, darkrooms and post-production suites.


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.



Stage 1:
Stage 2:
Masters Degree
Art & Design

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

MA Digital Media Arts

MA Fine Art

MA Graphic Design

MA Illustration

MA Interior Architecture and Design

MA Concept Art

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:



Fee Type Stage 1: Pre-Master's Stage 2: Master's Degree


Two semesters: £15,225

Three semesters: £19,425

Starts from £13,000 up to £15,400 (Please check your course)


Two semesters: £8,440

Three semesters: £9,710





Stage 1: Two semesters or Three semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1 

For three semesters: 

September and May 

For two semesters: 

September and January


Stage 2 

For two semesters:




Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Art & Design


For three semesters
Semester one
  • Practical Study Skills for Arts, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology
  • Pre-Masters Academic English
Semester two
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester three
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester two
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2 

Progression rule to Stage 2

There is a required 50% pass mark in all modules plus a minimum of 85% attendance.


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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