Prepare for success in the creative industries on our art and design undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Feed your passion for the arts at Staffordshire University, where you'll learn in a supportive and professional workshop and studio environment. Whatever course you choose, we provide plenty of hands-on project work and the chance to explore your abilities, ready for your future career.
You can choose to specialise in various modern and popular forms of art and design. There’s room for all interests, whether you’re looking to design and publish your own comics, display your photography and fine art creations in a gallery, or design the products and transport of the future. All our courses go the extra mile through combining technical expertise, with professionally experienced guidance, and the latest in software and facilities. What’s more, we don’t just stop at giving you theoretical and practical skills, you’ll have practise in advertising and marketing your products too.
If you want to get hands-on with crafts, our 3D Designer Maker courses offer the opportunity to choose an area of specialist study via pathways. You're able to work across a broad range of materials, including ceramics, metal, wood and plastics, developing your confidence and an ability to manipulate a combination of materials in order to create exciting and innovative contemporary objects.
If you'd love to see your designs on surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, wallpapers and stationery, our BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design could be for you. Using state-of-the-art facilities, and with aspects of fashion and and print design, this is one of the most popular courses of its kind in the UK. Plus, as with all our courses, we don't just build your design skillset, we teach design awareness and development to ready you for a career after graduation.
Our diverse range of courses in art and design don't stop there, if you're interested in the technological side of design, we offer both Graphic Design and Illustration degrees, where you'll experiment in visual communication through image-making, branding, animation and much more.
What’s more, you'll learn from visiting lecturers throughout your course that specialise in particular types of art, for example, our comic arts students will be visited by working professionals from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and guest storyboarders, designers, cartoonists, and illustrators. We'll also assist you with work placements, which will result in you leaving us with the skills and experience needed to excel in the creative industry.
We're proud of our courses and they'll equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed in a future career in the creative industries.
On selected courses, we are offering a new way to complete your degree: using pathways. This is an alternative route that you can choose to take in the second year of your full-time undergraduate degree. It will tailor the modules you take in the rest of your course to focus on an area that you are passionate about, or want to base your future career around.