Art and Design - Undergraduate

Undergraduate Courses

Art and Design - Undergraduate

Explore our Art & Design disciplines through our range of creative courses set within a stunning natural landscape and riverside campus.

Our undergraduate courses offer a variety of engaging experiences that enable our students to develop their knowledge and skills within a collaborative and nurturing learning environment.

Our curriculums are student centred and tailored towards you as an individual. We will set you apart from other graduates by enabling you to develop a skill set that is focussed on your future ambitions by establishing a sustainable career trajectory beyond graduation.

  • 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in Art and Design (Complete University Guide 2024).
  • 1st in Scotland and top 3 in the UK for teaching quality in Art and Design (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).
  • 1st in Scotland for overall student satisfaction in Art (National Student Survey 2023, excludes colleges, small, specialist and private providers).

Find out more about the types of careers that an Art and Design degree could lead to, and be inspired by stories from people using Art and Design in real-life jobs.

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BA (Hons)

Our Communication Design course develops your knowledge and understanding of the key disciplines and supports the development of your creative, critical and technical skills necessary to pursue a career in today’s ever-evolving communication design professions across a range of industry sectors.

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BA (Hons)

Our Fashion and Textiles Design course will provide you with an extensive understanding of the creative, critical and technical skills required to pursue your chosen specialism within fashion or textiles. You will define your own learning pathway and acquire the specialist skills necessary to pursue a career as a professional within today’s dynamic fashion and textile industry.

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BA (Hons)

Our Fine Art course will develop and expand your critical aptitude, creative skills, and professional acuity in preparation for your future career as an artist. You will explore a range of subjects through the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and moving image and the creative investigation and application of both analogue and digital methodologies.

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BA (Hons)

Our foundation curriculum is a comprehensive first year experience that explores your understanding of our subject areas through a wide variety of creative activities and opportunities. We will enable your journey through the creative landscape by supporting your investigations and discoveries. You will experience diverse ways of thinking, doing, making, drawing and designing.

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BSc (Hons)

Embark on an exciting adventure with our interdisciplinary BSc (Hons) Games Design course, which combines expertise from the School of Computing and Gray’s School of Art. Master essential design techniques, game theory, programming, and interactive development skills and emerge as a diverse practitioner poised to shape and redefine an expansive and fast paced industry.

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Our one-year BA Photography articulation course will build upon and enhance your existing technical and contextual understanding via a range of creative briefs that investigate photography across both fine art and design contexts. The curriculum encompasses editorial, documentary, photojournalism, landscape, and portraiture alongside moving image, film, advertising, and fashion.

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BA (Hons)

Our 3D Design course will provide you with the opportunity to explore the disciplines of product, ceramics, and jewellery through research, development, and the innovative application of materials and processes. Our workshops will enable you to experience and explore traditional making techniques whilst broadening your skills and knowledge of the latest digital design and fabrication methods.

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BSc (Hons)

Providing a unique approach to Web and Mobile Design, this course brings together Computing, Digital Marketing, and Visual Communication expertise from three schools across the University to prepare graduates with a creative, adaptable skillset for the modern web and mobile software industry .

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