Creative Arts

Undergraduate study

Frank Foy:

"During my Jaguar Land Rover placement I was responsible for a project from its early stages through to completion. I acquired knowledge specific to the role and valuable transferable skills."


All of our courses provide students with the opportunity to undertake a year-long period of professional development in industry. This takes place after the first two years of study and on completion students gain an additional qualification which we call the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

Alternatively, students can take a shorter placement which can be fitted into the Easter or Summer break.

Examples of organisations that have successfully offered placement opportunities to our students include:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • Marks and Spencer’s
  • Next
  • Walt Disney
  • ASOS
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
  • UBS
  • Warner Bros.

Why apply for a placement?

A placement allows you to:

• gain valuable experience of a role and an industry or sector you’re interested in
• develop key skills and competencies sought by graduate recruiters
• build a network of useful contacts
• take advantage of opportunities to apply for salaried placements

Placement support

Although it is your own responsibility to find your own placement, we offer exceptional help and support. The Creative Arts benefits from a Placements Officer, who encourages and supports students both while they look for placeents and whilw they are out on a placement year. This includes working with employers to make available relevant placements to our students. Additionally, students are actively supported by the University’s Careers and Employability Centre and Placement Tutors within the Creative Arts.

For further information please email Jo Scott.