Art and design

​Thinking about studying an art and design degree at university?

At the University of Gloucestershire we have a broad range of art and design degrees available to study. Each of our art and design degrees allows you to study and research a particular area of interest, so whether you’re interested in anything from Animation and Fashion Design to Fine Art and Landscape Architecture, we’ve got the right degree for you.

Art and design available to study at the University of Gloucestershire

We offer many creative design courses at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level of study.

Our undergraduate art and design courses include Fine Art, Product Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Landscape Architecture and many more. All of our undergraduate courses award a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA Hons).

Our postgraduate art and design courses include Fine Art, Illustration, Landscape Architecture and Graphic Design. Most of our postgraduate courses award a Master of Arts degree (MA) or Master of Design (MDes), however some of our courses also offer a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate option.

View our art and design undergraduate courses

View our art postgraduate courses

View our design postgraduate courses

What occupations can an art and design degree lead to?

An art and design degree can lead to many different occupations once you graduate, and the specific occupations or industries varies greatly depending on what degree you choose to take. For example, if you were to study Fashion Design BA (Hons) then you might be interested in becoming a fashion designer or brand consultant, whereas if you study Photography BA (Hons) then you may want to be a photographer or picture editor.

It’s important to remember that what career your degree leads to is really up to you, and entirely depends on what you want to do once you finish university. Some degree programmes will be able to provide a more solid base for particular occupations, so consider what you might want to do when choosing your degree. You can find out more about which careers and industries relate to a particular course by viewing the course page of the course you’re interested in.

What types of art and design degree are there?

Our undergraduate art and design degrees are usually Bachelor of Arts degrees (BA Hons), while our postgraduate degrees are usually Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Design (MDes). Some of our postgraduate art and design degrees can provide other qualifications, such as a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. View our undergraduate art and design courses or postgraduate art and design courses to see which type of qualification each course can offer.

Art and design degree entry requirements

Our art and design courses usually require you to have a certain amount of UCAS tariff points in order to be able to apply. You can find out how many UCAS points you have by visiting the UCAS website and entering your qualifications – you can also enter your predicted grades if you haven’t received your results yet. The course page for the course you’re interested in will tell you how many points you need in order to apply.

In addition to UCAS points, most of our art and design courses also require you to submit a portfolio of your work and attend an interview. Attending an interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you and discover what you’re interested in, and why you want to study a particular course. An interview is also a great opportunity for you to get to know the staff who will be teaching you, and will help you to decide whether a particular course is right for you.

If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements for a particular course, get in touch with our admissions team who will be more than happy to discuss your application with you.

The next steps

Interested in applying for one of our art and design courses? Applications for undergraduate art and design degrees are made through UCAS, while applications for postgraduate art and design degrees are made directly to the university. You can find out more about applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree using the links below, where you’ll also find details about how to get in touch with our admissions team if you have any further questions.

Find out more about applying for an undergraduate degree

Find out more about applying for a postgraduate degree​