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Five reasons to study Art & Design

For those considering a degree in Art & Design but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Diverse range of study topics

From history to sculpture, theatre to fashion, there’s a wide variety of different areas you can study during an Art & Design course. This diversity keeps students engaged, and an interesting course structure helps stretch creative minds so they can find fresh ideas.

2. Culture at your fingertips

The heritage of art and design in British culture is huge and distinct. Art galleries can be found across the nation housing some of the world’s most cherished artists, such as J.M.W Turner, Chris Ofili and Tracy Emin. The great accessibility to art gives you the resources to build ideas and excel in your own work.

3. Travel abroad

Many universities offer the chance to study abroad, whether it be for one term or a whole year. This helps to broaden your knowledge and skill set. What’s more, a career after university, such as in fashion design, may continue to take you all over the globe.

4. Transferable skills

You may not associate a career in the creative sector with being a route to a highly paid job, however, the skills you learn during a course will set you up to excel in many different professional roles. You’ll learn how to think creatively and independently, exercise your problem-solving abilities and fine-tune skills such as hand-eye coordination and communication.

5. Job opportunities

Art & Design may not be the low-vocational degree that you may think. There’s a vast range of occupations that graduates can enter into from illustration to TV production, teaching to museum curating.

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