Arts

We offer outstanding art courses across a variety of exciting disciplines. Each course is designed to inspire talented individuals with the drive and determination to succeed.

Why choose Arts at Loughborough?

We provide a rich palette of opportunities to enhance your existing skills, include access to our multi-million pound facilities, teaching from research active staff, contact with prominent contemporary industry links and superb entrepreneurial support.

3rd in the UK for Art & Design (Complete University Guide 2019)
3rd in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2019)
Ranked in the World Top 40 for four years running (QS World Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

We have a great choice of art courses

...and they all have a unique focus

Fine Art

The Fine Art degree at Loughborough University emphasizes the relationship between theory and practice, or thinking through making, bringing together exceptional facilities and expertise to support practices ranging from drawing, printmaking and ceramics, to temporal performance, moving image and photography. With a particular focus on the connections between art, culture and politics, in relation to the public sphere, sustainability, environmental aesthetics and identity in a global world, a degree in Fine Art provides students with a wide array of transferable skills and employment opportunities.

Graphic Communication and Illustration

The Graphic Communication and Illustration course at Loughborough University emphasizes understanding the communication value, the contexts and the applications of the image. Our approach combines technical and semantic explorations of visual communication (with an emphasis on drawing) with hands-on experience of business-facing, applied communication design.

Textiles

The Textiles course at Loughborough University enables students to gain high level practical skills in drawing, design and making, through specialist pathways in printed, woven and multi-media textiles. Our Textiles course combines traditional and hand processes with cutting-edge digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry.

I love that we have regular tutorials, valuable workshops, bright and spacious studios and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Erin BA Textiles: Innovation and Design

You'll have the opportunity to go on a professional placement year

We have strong links with the creative industries and cultural sector, which help our students secure year-long placements in the UK and internationally. These placements offer an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills and apply your knowledge in a working environment.

School of the Arts, English and Drama Placements

Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama share their placement year experiences.

Our graduates have an impressive employment rate

We have an excellent track record of supporting our students in developing the key transferable skills needed to boost their employability and set them on the path to rewarding and successful lifelong careers.

This is evidenced by our fantastic graduate destination statistics:

Fine Art: 95% of recent graduates in work or further study, 61% in graduate level employment / further study (DLHE 2017)
Graphic Communication and Illustration: 92% of recent graduates in work or further study, 89% in graduate level employment / further study (DLHE 2017)
Textiles: Innovation and Design: 97% of recent graduates in work or further study, 77% in graduate employment / further study (DLHE 2017)

You'll be able to access lots of great facilities

Our students have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, offering may creative opportunities. They provide industry standard production possibilities and an unparalleled level of professional training. These are housed in our six superior creative art and design hubs:

Creative Digital Technology and Photography
Textiles: Print, Dye, Woven/Constructed Textiles, Embroidery and Stitch
Metals, Plastics and Wood
Painting and Print Making
Ceramics and Mouldmaking
Performance and Rehearsal Spaces, Costumes, Sets and Props