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Design for the Creative Industries

24 months
14000 GBP/year
6150 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Design for the Creative Industries foundation degree, offered by Teesside University, explores spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. This innovative and unique course offers a holistic approach to develop your academic and vocational skills to help you succeed in the creative industries.


You focus on creativity, specialist skills, new media and technology, and learn to respond to the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing range of professions in the creative industries.

The flexible nature of the Design for the Creative Industries curriculum content from Teesside University, allows you to develop your own individual pathway or specialism within the broad subject areas of spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. You have the opportunity to work in a professional design studio developing autonomy in your professional skills along with gaining an academic qualification.

Career opportunities

You work in a specialist design discipline towards a professional career in spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media.

Opportunities exist for future employment links with a strong vocational element to the course aiding and developing career progression. Academic rigour is promoted and encouraged, along with a suitable curriculum, to allow progression to Level 6 qualifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Communication
  • Design Processes in the Creative Industries
  • Digital Design for the Creative Industries
  • Understanding the Creative Industries
  • Work-related Learning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical offer 80-96 points. Consideration will also be given to students with evidence of practical art and design experience at an appropriate level. Students are invited to bring portfolios along on applicant days to show creative skills in art and design.
  • Because this course is taught at Hartlepool College of Further Education, we are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6150 GBP per year during 24 months.


  • Fee for UK applicants £3,960 (120 credits)

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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