Undergraduate study in Art and Design

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Leading courses

5th for Design & Crafts and Fashion & Textiles (Guardian League Tables 2022)

Specialist facilities

Access spacious studios and dedicated workshops, featuring industry-standard equipment and software

Career opportunities

Work on industry briefs, enter design competitions and showcase your work at our annual exhibition

Unleash your creativity with an Art and Design degree from Staffordshire University; perfectly located in the heart of the UK's 'Creative County'!

We’re one of the UK’s top universities for Art and Design, ranking fifth for Design & Crafts and Fashion & Textiles in the 2022 Guardian League Tables. We’re also fifth for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022) and feature in the top 10 for Teaching Quality, Student Experience and Graduate Prospects (Times Good University Guide 2022).

Our courses fuse traditional techniques and the latest digital technologies to give you the conceptual skills, understanding and hands-on technical abilities you need to thrive in your future career. Wherever your passion lies - whether you want to be the master architect behind an iconic building, the go-to graphic designer in a creative agency, a leader in transport innovation, behind the camera lens capturing the moments that matter or showcasing your creations on the fashion catwalk - we have the degree for you.

When you graduate, you’ll have established a personal voice, style and vision to develop a memorable portfolio of work that you can showcase to possible employers, as well as the chance to feature your work in our annual art and design graduate exhibition.

Courses

Architecture BArch (Hons)

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Full-time

Art and Design BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Foundation year

Automotive & Transport Design BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Part-time
Placement year

Cartoon and Comic Arts BA (Hons)

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Full-time

Fashion BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Placement year

Fine Art BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Part-time

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

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Full-time

Illustration BA (Hons)

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Full-time

Photography BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Part-time

Product, Furniture, Ceramics BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Part-time
Placement year

Related courses

Animation BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Foundation year

CGI and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

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Full-time
Part-time
Placement year

Concept Art for Games and Film BA (Hons)

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Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year

Games Art BA (Hons)

Optional pathways in Characters, Environments.

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Full-time
Foundation year

Careers and connections

Discover why we are the connected university with our range of industry links and career support to help you hit the ground running when you graduate.

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Facilities and expertise

Our expert academics, world-leading research and industry-standard facilities make us the number one destination for students from home and abroad.

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Student experiences

Hear from our students about how the unique learning experience at Staffordshire University has helped shape their approach to study and their career prospects.

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The skills you get in art can be applied to almost anything. It is a much bigger part of our world than people realise.
Clara De Rambures

Cartoon and Comic Arts

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UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021