The College of Arts, Humanities and Education offers courses that are current, topical, relevant and designed to help you progress in your career. You’ll be welcomed into a supportive creative community with access to inspirational teaching that will allow your talent to thrive and realise your ambitions. State-of-the-art facilities include Derby Theatre, Déda dance house, Forest School, radio suite, TV production and music recording studios. Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with students, sometimes from different courses, to give you a professional real-world experience as well as sharing facilities and combining resources.
The School of Arts
The School of Arts is ambitious, bold and has an essence of brilliance in shaping Derby as a hub of creativity.
Courses are based in Derby at our Markeaton Street or Britannia Mill sites and include access to specialist facilities such as fashion and textile studios, photography lab, film and TV studios and media loan hub plus Derby Theatre and Deda dance studios. You’ll be encouraged to challenge yourself and take risks to develop your creativity and find your personal voice.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of our staff, who are professional designers, artists, and visual communicators.
The School of Humanities and Journalism
Up to date and wide-ranging, The School of Humanities and Journalism courses focus on developing your skills to start your career. You’ll learn from research active lecturers and be able to take advantage of links with cultural organisations and authors which feed into your studies.
Our courses offer field trips to a range of nationally and internationally important heritage sites, festivals and museums and there’s opportunities to put theory into practice with exciting work placements or spending time at one of our global partner universities. These all make up the foundations for a successful career in your area of specialism.
The Institute of Education
The Institute of Education offers courses that enable you to develop the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to work effectively with children, young people, adults, families and communities.
Our team are all experts in their field and are ambitious, innovative and committed to providing excellent learning and teaching underpinned by research and professional practice. Our diverse range of networks of partner schools and educational settings will work with you so you will have varied opportunities to apply the educational theory to practice so that you can progress effectively with your chosen career.
Careers and Employability
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, reflecting high academic standards, and provide you with additional benefits and opportunities to support you as you start your career.
The University of Derby’s teaching has also been awarded TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold, ensuring you receive an excellent teaching and learning experience.
To help you find placements during your studies and jobs after graduation you can get support from the University’s Careers Support Team. The team provides tailored support with access to a broad range of services and programmes.
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