Art and Design

Recent graduates from our Art and Design department, in the School of Media, Arts and Design, are now exhibiting, curating, forming new design companies and working in a range of art and design related careers.

As well as the subject related skills that you have gained with your course, you will also have developed your range of skills in the following areas:

  • imagination and creativity
  • critical awareness of self and external factors
  • interpersonal and social skills
  • resourcefulness
  • creative problem-solving
  • divergent thinking
  • decision making
  • oral and written communication skills
  • visual presentation
  • information and research skills
  • self-motivation and management
  • organisation and planning
  • IT skills (particularly using creative software)

These skills also make you suitable for a range of careers both inside and outside of the creative sector.

Visit the Prospects website to learn more about your options with an art and design (or related) degree

Vacancy and Work placement sources

Professional bodies

Professional bodies are a great resource as you can find out lots of information on what’s going on in the industry as well as finding lists of potential employers.

Other useful websites and resources

General Art and Design

Reference books available at the Harrow Campus Information Room

Reference books available at the Harrow Campus Information Room:

  • Contacts 2009
  • The Artists' Yearbook 2010/11
  • Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2010 

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