Art & Design, University Of Hertfordshire

Welcome to the School of Art and Design at the University of Hertfordshire, which is part of the Faculty for the Creative and Cultural Industries. Situated in a modern university close to London (the creative capital of Europe), the School of Art and Design is an important centre for the arts in the UK. We have more than 1,200 students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level on a range of short, part-time and full-time courses, designed to give you the personal and professional skills for a successful career.


United Kingdom

University of Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
Phone: 01707 284800
Fax: 01707 284870

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Location and Getting there

The University is an 8 minute bus ride from Hatfield station (bus no. 603, 341, 641). Services (First Capital Connect) from Hatfield station run into London Kings Cross (22 mins) and Moorgate (40 mins). There are also local services from Cambridge and

Direct local trains between Hatfield and Stevenage (15 mins) connect with Intercity services to and from the North and Scotland.

The University can also be reached via St Albans City station and a 16 minute bus ride (bus no. 602, 655). Services from St Albans City station (Thameslink) connect with Kings Cross (25 mins), Luton (15 mins), and Bedford (35 mins).

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Department and information about the department

At UH we have a close-knit creative community all based on a single site, with productive links within the School of Art and Design, as well as with other parts of the University (especially the School of Film, Music and Media, which is the other School within the Faculty for the Creative and Cultural Industries). We value the range of talent and thinking that our students and staff bring with them, and we do all we can to make our School friendly and inclusive. We know how much excellent art and design depends upon co-operation.  

Degree Shows
  • End of Year Exhibition (17-07-2007)

  • Academic Staff and Description

    Our staff have an excellent reputation nationally and internationally. We have an innovative approach to the arts, making the most of new ideas and technologies. We are able to provide students with exciting and professionally-relevant course content, world-class facilities, and expert teaching by dedicated staff, who are themselves experienced practitioners in art, design and art therapy. We receive excellent ratings in teaching quality assessments.  

    Information For  Undergraduates

    Applied Arts (BA)

    Art and Design (Foundation)

    Art and Design with Marketing (BA)

    Arts Therapies (Foundation)

    Fashion (BA)

    Fine Art (BA)

    Graphic Design and Illustration (BA)

    Industrial Design (BSc)

    Interior and Spatial Design (BA)

    Preparation for Degree Study for International Students in Art, Design, Film, Music and Media

    Product Design (BA)  

    Information For  Postgraduates

    3D Modelling and Prototyping (MA)

    Art Therapy (MA)

    Business and Digital Skills for Artists and Designers (PgC)

    Contemporary Textiles (MA)

    Design Studies (MA)

    Fashion (MA)

    Fine and Applied Arts Practice (MA PgD PgC)

    Graphic Design (MA)

    Illustration (MA)

    Interior and Spatial Design (MA)

    Preparation for Degree Study for International Students in Art, Design, Film, Music and Media

    Product Design (MA)  

    Information For  International Students

    University Foundation Certificate - International Programme in Art and Design

    This programme helps to bridge the gap between your current qualifications and entry into your main course of study. You are guaranteed a place on your chosen degree on successful completion of the programme. You take a mix of core modules and modules related to your further area of study either within the Preparatory Pathway for people preparing for degree entry or a Specialist Pathway entry into final year or Master’s programmes.

    Student Support

    Entering higher education is likely to be one of the most significant decisions you will make. In order to help you in your transition to University life we have put together this website to provide a general guide to the student services of the University and the Office of Dean of Students.

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a wealth of opportunity - academically, socially, culturally and sporting. Much of your time will be spent in your own specialist academic area but you are likely to use some of the many services.

    Student Testimonials

    "I really like mixed media and combining different things, so I came and looked round the Faculty and I just fell in love with it. Sometimes you can walk into a place and know that it’s going to be right for you and you just don’t really need to think about it any more than that"

    Jane Reynolds, BA Hons Applied Arts


    We guarantee you a place in University accommodation for your first year of study. All you have to do is make sure you meet the qualifying dates shown.

    We have a great variety of accommodation on and near to our campuses to suit every student budget.

    At the Hatfield College Lane Campus the accommodation is fully furnished, with mainly single study bedrooms and shared bathrooms/showers. At the Hatfield de Havilland Campus there are 1600 comfortable single study bedrooms with ensuite facilities and network points. Kitchens at both sites are fully equipped with fridges, freezers, microwaves, cookers and lockers.

    Rents vary according to the type of accommodation and facilities, but if you look at the details of price bands you will see our rents are very reasonable.

    As long as you meet the dates shown, we guarantee that you will be able to live in University accommodation for your first year.

    Visit us (open days)

    School of Art & Design: Art & Design Gallery, College Lane Campus
    The Faculty Open Days are for all creative & cultural degree programmes. If you would like to find out more about what it’s like to study here come along to one of our Open Days. You will be able to meet programme tutors, get expert advice and take a look around our excellent facilities.

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