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Art and Design

Art and Design

With a history of delivering expert craft, art and design education for more than 130 years, Buckinghamshire New University is the perfect place to start your creative career. After over a century of experience we feel that we have the perfect blend to help support you as you study.

You’ll benefit from our great facilities, dedicated studios, tutors with decades of experience and courses that perfectly mix practical skills, creative challenges and industry knowledge. As well as our long list of successful alumni, who return to give tutorials, workshops, mentoring, advice, placements and internships.

With London only a short journey away, you can also take the opportunity to visit some of the world’s best exhibitions, galleries and museums for inspiration.

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Take a look at our Art and Design courses:
UK Fashion and Textile
Top ranked courses for Fashion and Textiles

Our Fashion and Textiles programmes are ranked 7th best in the UK (The Guardian League Tables 2022).

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Top ranked Design programmes

Our Design programmes are ranked 12th best in the UK (The Guardian League Tables 2022).

It’s like the illuminati. We are everywhere. Going to BNU felt like you were part of one big family. Studying, living with and eating with the same people every day creates a huge bond. Still to this day someone will introduce themselves as being ‘from BNU’. It gives you a great sense of family and community.
Simon Lloyd Global Creative Director at adam&eveDDB
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