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Life in the School of Art and Design

Life in the School of Art and Design

Our Art & Design school offers you the chance to explore your ideas and interests, work closely with industry-professionals and make waves within your sector.

Did we also mention we’ve been doing this for around 130 years? Meaning, we’re well-rounded in our knowledge of how to support, create and mould you, our creative talent, to be the best you can be.

Discover a behind-the-scenes look at our Art and Design courses, through our broad range of blogs, videos and news articles. Don’t forget, you can also check out our school page, course pages and talk to relevant lecturers and students on The Ambassador Platform. 

From Hair and Makeup for Film and Performance, Textile Design and Production Design for Film, TV and Stage, to Creative Advertising, Graphic Design and Fine Art. Our courses cover a wide range of creative industries and our students often find themselves out on placement, in workshops with guest speakers or working on live briefs.

At the end of your course, BNU put on a degree show to highlight all the amazing work that has been done across the school. You can see our most recent summer show here.

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Simon Lloyd

"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."

BLOG: How BNU's Fashion design course prepares students for work

Dominika discusses live industry projects, professional practice, creative futures week and what fashion design students can expect after graduation.

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BLOG: Creative Advertising - Interview and Portfolio Tips

If you have been invited for a Creative Advertising interview, this blog will provide you with some top tips on how to fully sell yourself.

Magda Wachowicz
STUDENT STORY: Magda Wachowicz

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Magda, shares the highlights of her experience as a BNU student and how it has helped her get to her desired career.