Design

Welcome

If you enjoy art, interiors or graphic design, have creative ability and a wish to communicate your ideas by producing visual images or design solutions, then a degree in design may be for you. Learn about form, ergonomics and materials. Learn from friendly tutors with extensive industry expertise and work on a series of projects in our well-equipped Design Studio.

Please note that this is the page for Graphic and Interior Design. If you are interested in Product Design, please visit our Product Design page.

Department talk

Here is a video overview of the School of Art and Design.

Design courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

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The course is based at the Arnolfini at the heart of Bristol’s creative and cultural community. Learning from practising designers in a professional studio, you’ll have access to our industry links, placements and internships, and get to work on socially and culturally relevant projects. The course consistently ranks highly in the National Student Survey (NSS).

BA(Hons) Graphic Design with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

The course is based at the Arnolfini at the heart of Bristol’s creative and cultural community. Learning from practising designers in a professional studio, you’ll have access to our industry links, placements and internships, and get to work on socially and culturally relevant projects. The course consistently ranks highly in the National Student Survey (NSS).

BA(Hons) Interior Design

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This is a technical learning programme, with a strong focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. You’ll work with traditional tools and the latest technology, to develop the creative flair and practical skills you need to be a successful interior designer.

BA(Hons) Interior Design with Foundation Year

Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

This is a technical learning programme, with a strong focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. You’ll work with traditional tools and the latest technology, to develop the creative flair and practical skills you need to be a successful interior designer.

Interior Design Students' Showreel

Degree Show still

Digital Showcase 2020

2020 has been a year of abrupt and unprecedented global change. We are proud of the ways our students responded in these extraordinary times.

Showcase 2020 - emerging talent in extraordinary times

We developed our online showcase with Rhombus Studio, a local company founded by UWE Bristol alumni from Graphic Design. Whilst no substitute for our annual Degree Show, the showcase features the work of hundreds of our graduating students from 25 of UWE Bristol’s creative courses across art, design, animation, fashion, media, performance, photography and filmmaking.

Digital Showcase 2020

Design facilities

Immerse yourself in our Design facilities by viewing our 360° images. Move between different rooms and spaces by using the arrows or menu bar on the top left, and use the controls or your cursor to explore the images. You can also expand to full screen using the icon on the bottom left of the images.