Art and Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This broad-based course will develop your skills in the latest video and digital-media techniques as well as in more traditional disciplines, allowing you to discover the career path that best matches your creativity. Offering a balance of theory and practice, our Art and Design BA (Hons) ensures you develop a range of visual and creative skills while you gain insights into critical theory, the importance of context and contemporary professional practice. It is ideal if you would like a career in community arts, public projects or art and design education. If you are unsure of your specialist field, it gives you the opportunity to experience a number of creative pathways. Why choose this course?

  • You study both traditional disciplines such as drawing, painting and printmaking along with the latest techniques in photography, video and digital media
  • You learn through practical workshop sessions, sustained practice in the studio and one-to-one tutorials as well as work-related opportunities
  • You work independently, developing your ideas through to outcomes, showing you can select and use materials, processes and environments; research and analyse those ideas and outcomes; and make connections to wider contexts
  • Learning is linked to ‘real world’ experience to prepare you for a career across a number of fields
  • You are able to consider issues arising from the creative practitioner's relationship with audiences, clients, markets, environments, users, consumers, and/or participants
  • Develop personal and practice-based skills such as management, communication and multi-agency working
  • You gain a qualification that will enhance your prospects of a fulfilling and exciting career in a wide range of creative industries


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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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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Fees and funding

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Art and Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS