School of Arts

Study in our creative community, where you’ll work with students from across our arts courses, broadening your artistic horizons. Dynamic, energetic and contributing to a flourishing creative economy, we are a place where talent thrives and ambitions are realised. We encourage collaboration, reflecting a professional real-world experience where these subjects feed off each other, share facilities and combine resources.

We offer a diverse and distinctive range of art and design programmes at the University of Derby. We have a longstanding reputation for excellence in all our Arts subjects at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and a proud history of innovation.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of our staff, who are professional designers, artists, and visual communicators. They work professionally, on commissioned research, and have been rated as researchers of national and international significance.

Degree Show

The Degree Show is a series of live events and exhibitions across the city of Derby. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from our final year students. Their work explores the issues and subjects of today's world also looks ahead predicting and setting the trends of tomorrow.

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Our Arts research

The Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC) is the home to artistic research from the disciplines of Performing Arts, Music, Media, Art and Design within the School of Arts.

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