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Art and Design

As a creative, you know how important it is to study in an environment that will challenge you and help you to thrive. With our art and design degrees you will be provided with a creative community, offering you a safe space to explore ideas, develop your craft and collaborate with industry leaders.


Our creative degrees will set you up for a rewarding career in the industry you love.

You will have access to industry-standard equipment such as a digital fabric printer, laser cutter, traditional and screen printer, CNC router and knitting machine and become a proficient user of the Adobe Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Our alumni include Moonpig Design Director Geoffrey Sanderson, Barbour Menswear Designer Jodie Brady, renowned fashion stylist Jo Shippen and famed surface designer Charlotte Gaisford.

If you are a forward-thinker and want to find your voice as an artist or designer, you belong with us.

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What can I study?

FdA Fashion Retail and Enterprise

If you're looking for a career in the fast-paced fashion world, the FdA Fashion Retail and Enterprise degree is for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdA Interior and Spatial Design

Are you interested in a career in the design industry? Would you like to create your own designs? This is the degree for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdA Printed and Constructed Textiles

Are you looking a specialist course focusing on the design for printed and constructed textiles? 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Meet our staff and students

What can I do with a qualification in Art and Design?

Daily tasks:

  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Onceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.

Median Salary

£26,452 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Makes alterations to finished garments according to customer.
  • Shapes garment by pressing seams, pleats, etc..
  • Sews garment parts together by hand or machine, makes buttonholes and sews on fasteners and trimmings.
  • Pins/tacks and fits garment on customer or dummy model and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Arranges pattern on correct grain of fabric, marks position and cuts out garment parts with hand shears, electric knife or cutting machine.
  • Examines fabrics or skins for flaws and prepares materials for cutting.
  • Prepares individual or adapts stock pattern.
  • Takes customer.

Median Salary

£22,779 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.

Median Salary

£28,115 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Arranges conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign in light of sales figures, surveys, etc..
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.

Median Salary

£44,714 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.
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Median Salary

£78,034 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.
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Median Salary

£59,250 View more

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