University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Art and Design

About this route

This two-term programme will prepare you for progression to a range of art and design Master’s degrees.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and route modules, which are specific and important for your academic development.

Core modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route modules

In the Creative Evaluation module you will analyse, evaluate and articulate visual and sensory information in a variety of forms. You will also be introduced to core concepts of visual awareness: visual methodologies, communication theories; cultural significance; colour; proportion; etc.

The aim of this module is to teach you the ability to apply and collect a variety of data and materials relevant to your subject area and understand the limitations of data collection techniques.

During the Creativity in Practice module you will produce a body of practical work supported by specialist workshops and tutorials.

In this module you will undertake a case study that will demonstrate appreciation and understanding of the wider business and professional context of your chosen discipline.

During this module you will be required to undertake an extended research led creative investigation in to a subject specific area within the disciplines of Art and Design.

Please note, this course requires students to build a portfolio at the end of the course.

Key facts

Academic: Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area; recognised degree in related field
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (with 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent*
Age: 20+

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific entry requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: Two terms
Entry points: April
Term dates:

  • April 2018 start:
    Term 1: 03/04/2018- 08/06/2018
    Term 2: 11/06/2018- 10/08/2018


  • April 2019 start:
    Term 1: 01/04/2019 - 07/06/2019
    Term 2: 10/06/2019 - 09/08/2019

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Your degree at Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Advanced Architectural Design MA 40% 50%
Advanced Project Management in Construction MSc 40% 50%
Creative Pattern Cutting MA 40% 50%
Design Integration and BIM MSc 40% 50%
Digital Media MA 40% 50%
Fashion Textile Practices MA 40% 50%
Graphic Design MA 40% 50%
International Fashion Management MA 40% 50%
Sustainable Architecture MA 40% 50%
Urban Design MA 40% 50%
Please note, the following degrees require a portfolio at the end of the course: Digital Media, Fashion Textile Practices, Graphic Design, Sustainable Architecture.