Art, Design and Visual Communication

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Courses

Develop confidence and build your skills and techniques in subjects including painting, drawing, design, sculpture and photography, with:

Combine practical and classroom learning to build your portfolio of work, with:

Explore new technologies and develop new skills and an understanding of contemporary art - within and outwith the traditional gallery system. This includes knowledge and experience in many of the professional contexts in which artists now work including community, health, digital, education, and environmental. Choose:

Or choose to specialise in design-based subjects including graphic design, publishing, illustration, digital media, typography and photography, while developing a greater understanding of business culture and the visual communication and design sectors.

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Why choose art and design?

Why choose art and design?

Art careers come in all shapes and sizes. From animation and architecture, graphic design to gaming, fashion and film production, to music, media and marketing, photography and product design, to education and exhibitions, a course in art can take you anywhere. 

The creative industries employ more than two million people in a variety of art and design jobs (Prospects). Turn your creative passion into a career and develop your skills in a vibrant and challenging environment.

Many of our graduates go on into careers in/as:

  • artists including freelance, community, workshop, pulnlic and particpatory
  • design
  • fashion
  • museums and galleries
  • digital media
  • publishing
  • graphic design
  • advertising and marketing 

 

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Why choose us?

Why choose us?

Our courses offer a wide range of possibilities. You will gain knowledge of art and design in many professional contexts including health, community art, digital art and relational practices. Our art studios are purpose-built and you'll have access to experienced lecturing staff, practicing artists and creative thinkers covering a range of speciality subjects. 

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

  • Little Big World, an exhibition by HND Contemporary Art Practice students, March 2021
  • Sustainability, an exhibition by HND Contemporary Art Practice students, May 2021
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Some of our lecturers have created short videos to tell you about a sample of the courses they teach and why they might be the right fit for you:

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Art & Design Courses Overview