Art and Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This popular course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to become an art and design professional while studying in a supportive, collaborative studio environment. Working with live briefs, public projects and industry partners, you learn to present work to professional standards, including project production, and develop the skills needed to network, exhibit and build relationships in the creative community. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Spacious studios and facilities in Alexon House, the previous home of the Alexon and Eastex fashion company.
  • 3D workshop complete with a laser cutter; 3D printer; digital pattern cutter; CNC machine; and a variety of drills, saws and other tools.
  • Print room with extensive screen-printing equipment and range of materials including textiles, wood and paper.
  • Industry-relevant software, including an Adobe package with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, provided free of charge.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Students work with our media, interiors, photography and graphics courses. External collaborators include Luton Culture, Departure Lounge Gallery, The Hat Factory, Wardown House Museum, Stockwood Discovery Centre and MK Gallery.
Your Student Experience
  • Learn from a different industry professional every week in talks that map their journey from study to employment.
  • Work with live briefs, public projects and industry partners, including Luton Culture, Departure Lounge Gallery, The Hat Factory and MK Gallery.
  • Explore visual, social, cultural, environmental and political diversity, expressed through your art and design practice, and engage in critical aesthetic and conceptual debates.
  • Gain insights into critical theory, the importance of context and contemporary professional practice.
  • Visit artist and design studios, galleries, museums and exhibitions throughout the UK. Study trips have included Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Royal Academy, Hayward Gallery, Barbican and Gagosian.
  • Take your studies global with our International Art School Trip; past trips have gone to Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.


Areas of study include:

  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Final Major Project: Art and Design
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Art and Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS