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University of Bedfordshire

Art and Design BA (Hons)

Foundation Year, Undergraduate
3 years, 4 years
Tuition fee

Course description

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The Art and Design BA (Hons) course is ideal for those linking their career to the creative industries. During their studies, students gain theoretical knowledge of art, but also learn standards of creation and design and craftsmanship. They also have the opportunity to work with top creatives and make valuable business contacts.

What makes the Art and Design BA (Hons) course different?

  • The college has membership of the British Fashion Council, The Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses, Association of Illustrators and AA2A
  • Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities after graduation
  • Students have the opportunity for prestigious internships
  • Students take part in projects from well-known companies such as Bedford Creative Arts, London Luton Airport, Luton Town FC, Luton Culture Trust and Penguin Books
  • The lecturers are practitioners who design and exhibit their work in different parts of the world

What skills do students acquire?

  • Students learn design skills and collaborate with industry partners, such as Luton Culture Departure Lounge Gallery, The Hat Factory and MK Gallery
  • Students acquire creative and imaginative competences
  • During the Art and Design BA (Hons) course, a high quality theoretical knowledge of art is imparted
  • Students acquire skills in 2D and 3D design
  • Students have the opportunity to build relationships in an industry environment
  • Subjects taught include drawing, painting, fundamentals of photography, video, digital media, printmaking
  • Students learn to work with agencies and manage their own brand

Where to study the course?

Our proposal for the Art and Design BA (Hons) course at University Square Campus, Luton.

This course is organized by:
School of Arts and Creative Industries

This course awards the qualifications:
BA Hons

Foundation year:

Pre-settle/Settle status/UK passport*/indefinitive leave to remain


Two years’ working experience(CV)
High school or technical school leaving certificate with an average of 3.0/ Baccalaureate passed at 45% overall

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 4.5pct level (scale 1-8)

Year one:

Pre-settle/Settle status/ British passport/indefinitive leave to remain


Baccalaureate passed with an average of 60% in all subjects

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 5.5pts (scale 1-8)
*People who only hold a UK passport can only apply through our agency if they are over 25 years of age