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:
Stage 2:
Masters Degree
Art & Design

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

MA Contemporary Crafts

MA Contemporary Textiles

MA Digital Media Arts

MA Fine Art

MA Graphic Design

MA Illustration

MA Interior Architecture and Design

MA Photography

MA Product 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:



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


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







Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


For one semester

Stage 1: January and May

For two semesters

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September


Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Art & Design


For one semester
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Academic Writing
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 1 (Double Module)
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Advanced Practical Study Skills
  • Mass Communications
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 1 (Double Module)
Semester two
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Academic Writing
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 2 (Double Module)

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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