Art and Design Undergraduate Courses

Study art and design in our creative community, where you’ll work with students from across our arts courses, broadening your artistic horizons.

From graphic designers to fine artists, whatever your chosen art and design course you’ll be taught by experienced practitioners who are still working as artists and designers and have up-to-the-minute knowledge, plus great industry contacts. These links mean that you’ll have the opportunity to work with external clients on real briefs, so you’ll graduate with a comprehensive portfolio of work to help launch your career.

"I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better equipped university!"

"If you are looking for a really friendly city with loads going on, and a course that allows you plenty of space  to develop your style  then  Derby is for you. To get the most out of the course,  you need to work hard and enjoy what you’re doing, be able to take constructive criticism on board and learn from your mistakes. I think you’d be hard pressed  to find a better equipped university. The screen printing studio was brilliant and we had access to the laser cutter and darkrooms."

Facilities 

The £21m Markeaton Street site was created specifically for arts, design and technology courses with purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for all our art, design, media and performing arts students. 

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What our Art and Design graduates do

You’ll stand out from the creative crowd with our career-focused degrees.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Fast track to Clearing

Why wait for results day? Jump the queue and fast track to Clearing now. We’ll call you to talk through your options and we may be able to make you an offer there and then.

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