Art and Design postgraduate courses

Broaden your artistic horizons and challenge conventions on these progressive and inspirational postgraduate courses.

You will gain high-level professional experience in your field of creative practice, learning alongside likeminded individuals and engaging in interdisciplinary debate.

Our postgraduate students become part of a vibrant research community, supported by an academic team made up of practising artists, creative professionals and influential critical theorists.

Based in our well-resourced studios and workshops, you will enjoy a learning experience enriched by our flourishing cultural and community links, thoughtprovoking programme of guest lectures and strong employer engagement.

Postgraduate Art and Design courses

100%overall satisfaction for MA Fine Art**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2018
Top10for postgraduate student experience**Advanced HE Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018
Top20for Art and Design**Guardian University Guide 2019

What our students say

See what some of our most recent graduates had to say ahead of their final degree show.

2018 Degree show video.

View what our student say video transcript

Where you will learn

Our Art and Design courses are taught at our Markeaton Street site, which includes a media loan hub, print bureau and dedicated studios.

Exterior of Markeaton Street campus

Masters Degree Show

Our art and design Masters courses culminate in a degree show based at our Markeaton Street site, take a look at last year's show.

Examples of student work
Examples of student work
Examples of student work
Students chatting to each other

International student scholarship

We're offering a £2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a full-time postgraduate taught programme (PGT). Terms and conditions apply.

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Postgraduate Live Online Event

Over two days we’ll be running a range of interactive sessions to help you decide if the University of Derby is right for you. Learn about our courses from our expert teaching staff and discover what it’s like to be a Derby student, all from the comfort of your own home.

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