University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Art and Design

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Course summary

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Our experienced Art and Design staff can help you plan your unique degree combining two specialisms from fine art, photography, graphic design, animation, illustration, fashion, textiles and surface design. With purpose-built facilities, strong links with arts organisations and industry and a supportive environment, the University of Bolton offers a great canvas for you to develop your creative potential. Our BA (Hons) Art and Design degree is as unique as you are. With personalised guidance from our experienced and supportive staff, you can explore the interplay between your two chosen art and design disciplines, including fine art, photography, graphic design, animation, illustration, fashion, textiles and surface design. During your portfolio interview, we'll help you carefully plan a portfolio of modules, offering you a distinctive learning experience that lays the foundation for your professional practice as a working artist and designer and helps develop your creative identity. You’ll have opportunities to explore different art and design media, techniques and processes, and develop links that cross the traditional art and design boundaries. We encourage critical thinking so you can learn to evaluate, understand and draw inspiration from your own work and that of others in the light of changing historical, philosophical and cultural environments. Career and transferable skills are also essential to your future success so we aim to ensure you gain relevant experience towards running a small business enterprise, creative studio management and a wider knowledge of the arts sector.

Course details


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Your Level 3 subjects must include an art and design-related subject; for instance, A-level Art or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) in any subjects.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Bolton's website for details of our part-time fees.
Art and Design at University of Bolton - UCAS