School of Art and Design


Recently reconfigured as part of the University’s new Faculty of Arts & Humanities, the School’s courses include Architecture, Product Design, Automotive Design, Boat Design, Graphics, Illustration, Fine Art and Fashion.

Students can start at Foundation and continue studying up to PhD level; our staff are active practitioners, researchers and writers, informing their teaching with currency and relevance. The School mixes cutting-edge with traditional technologies, making the learning experience grounded yet innovative.

Students within the School have won animation Oscars, Turner Prizes in portraiture, Penguin book cover prizes, D&AD and Sky Arts awards; Car Design News declared the auto/transport undergraduate course as the best in the world and the School was nominated by the International Red Dot Institute as top rank.

Our courses include:


  • Architecture BSc (Hons)
  • Automotive and Transport Design MDes/BA (Hons)
  • Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Fine Art and Illustration BA (Hons)
  • Graphic Design BA (Hons)
  • Illustration and Animation BA (Hons)
  • Illustration and Graphics BA (Hons)
  • Interior Design MDes/BA (Hons)
  • Product Design MDes/BA (Hons)
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

  • Automotive Design MA
  • Contemporary Arts Practice MA
  • Design and Transport MSc
  • Graphic Design MA
  • Illustration and Animation MA
  • Industrial Product Design MSc
  • Interior Design MA
  • Painting MA
  • Vehicle Interiors MA

New opportunities

Unfortunately we do not have any posts available at the moment, however we are keen to hear from talented academics and leaders who would be interested in joining our team. Please contact us.