Art and design students are highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated, both qualities that you learn on your journey to becoming an artist. A qualification in art and design isn’t just about pencils and pictures, you’ll also learn all about the business and management side of the industry, which is vital to succeeding in a very competitive job market.
As it’s such a broad subject, you have a lot of options when it comes to applying for an art and design degree. Obviously the most useful subjects to have studied would be art, design, or design and technology. But you can also show your creativity with other subjects like photography, fine art, and product design. Portfolios are also very important for art and design applicants.
If you’re considering taking a foundation level course first, this course is for you and offers different opportunities.
Remember, you don’t have to be experts before taking this course.
Good art and design students are inquisitive, creative, driven and open-minded – be sure to evidence these qualities in your personal statement and give examples of how they influence your work. Depending on your specialism, you may want to highlight specific skills for your chosen branch of art and design. For example, if you’re leaning more towards the design route, you will want to show your talent with computer-aided design, technology and physical materials.