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 English language modules, and specialist art and design subjects, providing you with the skills you need to progress to a wide range of postgraduate degrees. Through 18 teaching hours a week, these modules will equip you with the confidence and specialist art technique understanding to develop your own body of practical work.

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

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

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.

The purpose of this module is to enable students to establish, negotiate and plan their future studies on the course, and to place future creative practice in an appropriate context. There will be an opportunity to research a chosen subject specialism, its nature, scope and practice within the UK and within the University. Students will identify and interview professionals, practitioners, staff and students in a discipline, make an assessment of the skills and knowledge to be acquired and use planning and project management tools to organise studies and projects to be undertaken in subsequent modules.

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.

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

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.

Key facts


  • Two terms


  • April

Term dates

  • April 2019 start:
    Term 1: 01/04/2019 - 07/06/2019
    Term 2: 10/06/2019 - 09/08/2019
IELTS* June September January April June August September December January
4.5             Start your master's degree    
5.5                 Start your master's degree

   Pre-Masters    English for Pre-Masters

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

Admissions information 

If you do not meet the entry requirements to study the Pre-Master's, you can start at the International Study Centre with one or two terms of English for Pre-Master's.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate 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.