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, jewelry 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 Contemporary Crafts

MA Contemporary Textiles

MA Art Therapy (Two years)

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.


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


Two semesters: £12,250

Three semesters: £16,950





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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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated June 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
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2 years
12,250 GBP
International Stage 1 - Stage 2: £12,650 | EU Stage 1: £9,250 - Stage 2: £8,400
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