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The best UK universities to study design and arts

Britain is traditionally a centre for the study of design and arts. We have selected UK universities whose graduates for professions in the field of art and design most demanded by the market. Selecting universities, we considered the statistics of the Ministry of Education in the UK Unistat on indicators such as: average salary of graduates % of graduates employed within six months after the release, the number of offered training programs in the field of art and design.

De Montfort University (DMU)


  • The average salary of graduates: £ 19,000 per year
  • Recommended program: International Foundation, Pre-Master's
  • Specialization: fashion, journalism, design, architecture
  • Famous alumni: actor Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones"), architect Ken Shuttleworth, who designed the London gherkin ("Gherkin") and the Millennium Bridge
  • Potential employment: 95%
  • Practical focus: thematic laboratories, workshops and studios, equipped with advanced technology, provide students with the opportunity to develop valuable skills using industry best equipment and resources.
  • Location: Leicester, located in the heart of England

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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

  • The average salary of graduates: £ 20,000 per year
  • Recommended programme: BA Film Production, BA Fashion
  • Famous alumni: Simon Buti, Director of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London and screenwriter of the film "Slumdog Millionaire", which won Oscar
  • Potential employment: 88%
  • Practical focus: most of the teachers are practicing designers, illustrators, filmmakers and other professionals a creative business in the UK.
  • Location: in the South of England, on the ocean coast, in Bournemouth, an hour's drive from London.
  • Interesting facts: AUB actively supports student start-UPS among students projects 2015 - creation of the film, the organization of major exhibitions and conducting of fashion shows.

Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

  • The average salary of graduates: 24000 pounds a year
  • Specialization: web and food design, visual communication, jewelry, ceramics, wood and textile design
  • Famous alumni: designer brand of Jaguar E-type's Malcolm Sayer, a famous British designer Tom Karen
  • Practical orientation: more than 60% of undergraduate programs require the internship year for 3 course.
  • Location: The North Of England.
  • Interesting facts: Studio commercialize Loughborough University, allows students to assess the commercial potential of their innovative projects

University of the Arts London

  • The average salary of graduates: £ 19,000 per year
  • Specialization: a leading English University for art and design
  • Famous graduates: Stella McCartney - British designer, John Galliano is the British designer, former Director of fashion house Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian Shoe designer and accessories, founder of the eponymous company in London, known for their high opinion of Princess Diana about his work, Alexander McQueen is a British fashion designer whose outrageous collection shocked the fashion world and have become iconic, pierce Brosnan – Irish actor and producer, starring in four films James bond.
  • Potential employment: 87%
  • Practical orientation: the University manages several private art galleries and two art theaters. Among the teachers of the University - the fashion editor of Vogue Alexandra Shulman and fashion designer Giles deacon.
  • Location: 6 colleges of the University located in London.
  • Interesting facts: the University has a partnership program with the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons the New School for Design located in new York, which allows students to study on exchange programs.

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University

  • The average salary of graduates: £ 19,000 per year
  • Specialization: modern art, design, cinema, theatre
  • Famous alumni: TV presenter James may, composer Andrew Ford
  • Potential employment: 90%
  • Practical orientation: one of the best British research centers in the field of contemporary art. In 2014, 100% of its interdisciplinary and international studies was recognized as outstanding at the global level, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancaster grafto, off the West coast of England
  • Interesting facts: the University of Lancaster, the third in the UK in the field of art and design (Complete University Guide 2016)

Istituto Marangoni

  • Specialization: a leading European Institute of fashion and design.
  • Recommended programme: MA Fashion and Luxury Brand Management
  • Famous alumni: Domenico Dolce – Italian fashion designer, one of the founders and owners of the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana , the Italian designers and founders of brands Franco Moschino and Alessandro de Benedetti.
  • Potential trudoustroistva: Unistats statistics not provided
  • Potential employment: Istituto Marangoni is a private University that does not provide statistics at Unistats. According to admissions Committee many of its graduates receive job offers after passing educational practice in their educational projects.
  • Practical orientation: Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Armani Casa, Vivienne Westwood fashion house, where are the graduates of the University.
  • Location: Istituto Marangoni has campuses in the three world's fashion capitals - Milan, Paris and London. The London campus of the University is located in Shoreditch –the Bohemian heart of the British capital.

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

  • The average salary of graduates: 18,000 pounds per year
  • Specialization: fine art, advertising, animation, design, fashion, photography and film.
  • Famous alumni: Karen Millen famous fashion designer.
  • Potential employment: 82%
  • Teachers: most teachers work in the industry of arts and design, which gives their students often exclusive access to future internships and jobs.
  • Location: the University has 5 campuses located in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester, located less than an hour drive from London.
  • Interesting facts: each of the 5 campuses of the University centre trends in contemporary art and design, which are studied here. This is where new styles, fashion trends are created and formed a unique creative community of artists, designers, writers and researchers.

Sotheby's Institute of Art

  • Specialization: the University offers programs that combine the study of art history with the acquisition of the skills of the expert evaluation of works of art.
  • Graduates: the organizers of the world's leading auctions and heads of museums of art – alumni of the University.
  • Practical orientation: the intensive curriculum gives our students exclusive access to leading players of the global art markets and the opportunity to visit auction houses and private collections, establishing links around the world.
  • Interence facts: one of the foundations of teaching at Sotheby's Institute of Art – a genuine understanding of art is born through the study of its history together cultural, social and economic component of the era.
  • Location: campuses of the University located in London, new York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

School of creative arts University of Hertfordshire

  • The average salary of graduates: 22,000 pounds a year
  • Famous alumni: British comedian and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, a British sculptor and animator Sean Hedges-Quinn.
  • Potential employment: 80%
  • Practical focus: the school has its own TV Studio, a darkroom, studios for creating special effects and recording workshops for clothing, plants for processing ceramics and glass.
  • Location: Hertfordshire, a 30-minute train ride from London.
  • Interesting facts: students of the School participated in the filming of "Harry Potter".

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