Design

Welcome

Want to design inspiring living spaces, compelling visual concepts or innovative new products? On our design courses, you'll work on live briefs, be inspired by study visits and benefit from our extensive industry links, both in buzzing Bristol and further afield. You'll graduate with skills, contacts and confidence.

Departments overview

The Design courses are delivered by two different departments at the University. The BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Interior Design belong to the Department of Art and Design, which is based in City Campus. The BA(Hons) Product Design and BA(Hons) Product Design and Technology are located at our heartland Frenchay campus and delivered by the Department of Architecture, Product Design and the Built Environment.

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Department welcome

Design courses

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Architecture and Product Design Foundation Year

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This is the foundation year for the Architecture and Product Design courses. This gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to Year 1 of the degree courses in this area.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through the UWE Bristol International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to Year one of the degree.

Art and Design Foundation Year

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This is the foundation year for the Art and Design courses. It gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to year one of the degree programmes in this area.

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) 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) Product Design

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Learning from friendly tutors with extensive industry expertise, you’ll develop an empathetic, intuitive understanding of people, and how we use and respond to products. You’ll learn about form, user-centred design and materials, and work on projects in our well-equipped design studio. Expect to gain advanced design skills, work on briefs for industry clients, take part in exhibitions, and grow your network at industry presentations.

BSc(Hons) Product Design Technology

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Learning from our friendly tutors with extensive industry expertise, you’ll develop advanced design skills, and grow your understanding of people and their needs. You’ll examine real problems and look at how products can be used to solve them. Projects are based in our well-equipped design studio and workshops.

Urban Sprout project

Product Design student Ben shares his 'Urban Sprout' project.

Headshot of Product Design student Ben.

Interior Design Students' Showreel

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