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:
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.

  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Design Crafts
  • BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass)
  • BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Textiles)
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
  • BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Jewellery)
  • 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) Product and Industrial Design
  • BA (Hons) Photography

To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio.


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


Two semesters: £12,500





Stage 1: University Foundation


Two semesters

Semester one

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Practical Study Skills for Art, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology

Semester two

  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Specialist Project

Progression rule to Stage 2

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

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts


HIC provides subject specialist skill progression classes during an integrated first-year degree.

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

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with a 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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
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3 years
12,500 GBP
International Stage 1 Fee - Stage 2 Fee: £13,250 | EU: £9,250
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