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School of Arts

Study in our creative community, where you’ll work with students from across our arts courses, broadening your artistic horizons. Dynamic, energetic and contributing to a flourishing creative economy, we are a place where talent thrives and ambitions are realised. 

Master's Programmes



We offer a diverse and distinctive range of art and design programmes at the University of Derby. We have a longstanding reputation for excellence in all our Arts subjects at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and a proud history of innovation.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of our staff, who are professional designers, artists, and visual communicators. They work professionally, on commissioned research, and have been rated as researchers of national and international significance.


Research in the School of Arts has a wide base of exploration with artists, practitioners, theoretical historical and contemporary practices explored. All of our research has at its heart investigations that can promote new ways of working, influence on the student experience, indeed all of the Arts develops from an inherent understanding that to research is to undertake Arts practice. 

Derby, England, United Kingdom