Art and Design

Choosing a course can be a difficult decision, so we have created some useful resources to help your students broaden their knowledge of studying Art and Design at university.

Top 20for Film Production and Photography **Guardian University Guide 2021
100%overall satisfaction - BA (Hons) Textile Design**National Student Survey 2020
100%overall satisfaction - BA (Hons) Photography***National Student Survey, 2020

Johanna graduated from our Fashion degree in 2019. In this video, she reflects on her experience as an international student and the inspiration behind her final collection.

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Find out more about studying Fashion and Textiles on our Virtual Open Day.

In this video, Cristian shares his experience studying Music and Music Production and what skills he has gained since starting the course. 

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Find out more about the professional Music facilities at Markeaton Street. 

Find out more about studying Dance on our Virtual Open Day.

John Crossley, Head of Discipline for Music and Theatre and Dance at the University of Derby talks about the industry-standard Music facilities at our Markeaton Street site.

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An important part of our Product Design degree is learning through practical studio-based projects, and putting your learning into context through industry opportunities, live project work, competitions, cultural field study visits and guest speakers. 

Alex Freeman has been inspired by the real-world briefs that he has had the chance to work on as part of his Product Design degree. Alex worked alongside Imperial Bathrooms in his third year to design a bathroom range that was fit for manufacture and sale alongside the company’s current products. Alex aspires to be a concept/industrial designer and he knows these real-world opportunities will help him stand out from the crowd.

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In this video, Kira Barnett reflects on her experience studying Theatre and shares how she managed to secure a job before she graduated.

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Find out more about studying Theatre on our Virtual Open Day.

Female models walking down a fashion catwalk showcasing a students work

The University supported me with industry-standard equipment, help and support from the fabulous technicians, and excellent tutors who pushed me to reach my potential.

Lucy Taylor
Winner, Midlands Fashion Awards ‘Midlands Young Designer of the Year 2019'