The design arena is filled with opportunity. Our Design course, with optional professional placement, provides the framework and direction for a deep dive into a personal area of interest, so you grow professionally and personally. It’s for graduates, practising artists or designers, in visual communication and applied arts.
By the end of the programme, you’ll have a cohesive body of work, produced to a professional standard that clearly articulates a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint.
Why study with us
- You’ll pursue a unique personal line of inquiry in your chosen subject area and generate a portfolio of work tracking your development towards the goals agreed by you with academic staff.
- The course is taught by tutors who are professional design practitioners and who play a prominent role in the University's research activities.
- An optional placement year, gives you the chance to spend a minimum of 24 weeks putting theory into practice, and discovering how to make a living from doing what you love.
Degree Show 2022
Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Design students. The degree show features work in range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.
What you'll do
- You’ll be part of, and learn alongside, a large and varied postgraduate design community in the School; sharing knowledge and accessing a wide range of staff skills and resources. Our strong industry links and the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry gives this course a competitive edge.
- Your work could be recognised with prestigious national awards including D&AD, Graduate Fashion and London Photographic Awards, Creative and Strategic Marketing Awards and ID magazine competitions.
- Trips, visits to shows and exhibitions and overseas study underpin your creative practice and develop your work visually and academically; we’ve been to Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.
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This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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Design graduates go on to pursue successful careers within a wide range of design related disciplines, including designer/maker roles and in house and freelance.
You could work in manufacturing or become a modeller, animation artist, teacher, design buyer. Other options included working as a set, display or exhibition designer, interior or product designer, a gallery or exhibition curator or a design manager.
You’ll be guided towards interview opportunities with placement employers and could gain valuable experience with amazing companies, like trend forecasters The Future Laboratory, respected advertising agencies Mother London, Chase, Blue Marlin and a wealth of fashion and design brands including Superdry, Levi’s, Harrods, Fred Perry, etc. As well as opportunities within the fields of interior and product design.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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