Art and Design

We provide a range of on-site events focusing on art and design. These events are designed to give your students an insight into university life. We are also able to provide a range of taster workshops for your students. Sessions can take place at the University and some at your school or college. For more details and to book on-site events or taster sessions, please see the information below.

Top 20in Art**Guardian University League Table 2019
100%student satisfaction for BA (Hons) Commercial Photography**National Student Survey 2018
Top 20in Fashion and Textiles**Guardian University League Table 2019

Date: 17 October 2018 (Year 13) and 13 February 2019 (Year 12)
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: 100
Location: Kedleston Road, Markeaton Street, One Friar Gate Square and Britannia Mill, Derby
Length of event: Full day
Description: This event, based across all of our Derby sites, will give your students the opportunity to experience the breadth of courses we have to offer. They will be able to talk to current students, speak with support services such as Admissions, and get involved in activities run by our Union of Students. There are also taster sessions which provide a deeper understanding of the pathways and careers that our courses can lead to.
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Date: 7 or 8 November 2018
Year group: Year 10-13
Maximum size of group: 25
Location: Markeaton Street, Derby
Length of event: Full day
Description: A practical drawing and painting experience with Edward Sutcliffe, a London based artist, teacher and educational consultant. Students will learn new skills to help strengthen their coursework, understand more about portfolio development and the specialist art and design facilities that we offer.
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Date: June 2019; date to be confirmed
Year group: Year 10-12
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: Markeaton Street, Derby
Length of event: Flexible
Description: A great opportunity for teaching staff and students alike to hear from successful University of Derby arts graduates, find out more about portfolios and be given a tour of the fantastic showcase of final year student work. 
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Date: 2 and 3 July 2019
Year group: Year 12
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: Markeaton Street, Derby
Length of event: Two full days – non residential
Description: This event will take students through a project from start to finish, ultimately showcasing their work. There will be a variety of specialist areas to choose from and students will leave with an addition to their portfolio. Students will also have the opportunity to explore our campus, use our facilities and work with our current undergraduate students.
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Academic Taster Sessions

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Description: In this practical workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore energetic contemporary technique and creative choreography work. Working with Programme Leader, Alice Marshall, the participants will get the chance to see the work that is explored on the Dance degree and to explore their individual creativity and movement qualities.
Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk 

 

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Description: This interactive session covers what it is like to study Media at the University of Derby and focuses on the career opportunities available in the field. Students will explore media culture such as the contemporary movie industry and zombies in popular culture!
Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk  

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby
Length of event: Full day
Title: Creative Futures: Your first step towards a career in Media
Description: 

Lights, camera, action (Live TV presentation and direction)
Present and/or direct an as-live television programme in the TV studio using existing scripts and VT clips.
Imaginative editing: (Audio-visual editing)
Using existing audio and video footage edit material to a given brief using Adobe software and iMacs.
Creating an impression: (Digital/print publishing)
Students will edit a mock-up magazine cover or poster using Adobe software and iMacs.
On-air entertainment: (Live radio production)
Present and produce a short radio programme for a student audience using pre-prepared script and music in the radio studios.

Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk  

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Title: The same sky - The writing of a musical
Description: This session will include a talk outlining the compositional aspects of writing a musical, together with organisational constraints considered in the launch of an original piece for theatre.
Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk 

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Title: Modular synthesis
Description: Modular synthesisers were huge in the 1960's and 70's and have recently made a big comeback. Academics will demonstrate how you can create sounds ranging from the deepest of basses to Star Wars sound FX in this fun and interactive session.
Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk