Art and Design undergraduate courses fees and costs

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Below are details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course in the School of Art and Design

Course fees

All fees due must be fully discharged before completion of your award or qualification. You can find out more about fees, funding options including bursaries and discounts and how to pay in our student finance section.

Tuition fees relating to courses commenced in this academic year are liable to increase annually, any price increase will be capped at RPI + 2% subject to the maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government.

UK and EU students

Level Fees for 2017/18 Fees for 2018/19
Undergraduate degree £9,250 per year £9,250 per year*
Foundation degree £7,750 per year £9,250 per year*
Sandwich (placement) year £1,000 per year £1,000 per year

* Subject to Parliamentary approval

International students

Level Fees for 2017/18 Fees for 2018/19
Undergraduate degree £13,500 per year £13,840 per year*
Foundation degree £13,500 per year £13,840 per year*

* Subject to Parliamentary approval

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Additional course related costs

Item Average Cost
Thesis/dissertation printing and binding £23 (depends on length and style)
Graduation (including gown hire, and three family tickets) £100

Fine Art:

Item
Average Cost
Printing costs
£40 per year
​UK trips/Gallery visits
​£45 per year 
​Optional UK trip 
​£200
Optional International trip 
£375
​​Art materials for Level 4 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration)
£100
​Art materials for Level 5 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration)
£150​
​Art materials for Level 6 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration)
£200

Illustration:

Item Average Cost
UK field trip
£30 per year
Optional international trip  £350
Art materials for Level 4 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration) £150
Art materials for Level 5 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration) £225*
Art materials for Level 6 (variable according to individual's practice and creative exploration) £275*

* The increase in cost during Levels 5 and 6 reflect the increased production of printed material and output for book fairs.

Photography:

Item Average Cost
We advise that students have SD cards, USB sticks and external hard drives
​£120
​Film and darkroom photographic paper
​£40
​Second year exhibition (printing/ mounting/ framing)
£100​
Optional UK day trip
£60
Optional ​UK field trip
​£80
​Optional international trip 
​£350
Workbooks - these can be traditional sketchbook format or digital: student choice £60 per year
Printing costs
£60 per year

Photography: Editorial & Advertising :

Item Average Cost
​SD cards and external hardrive 
​£100
​Degree show: Cheltenham
​£40
​Degree show (Optional): London
​£250
Optional trip to Paris
£215
Optional international ​​​trip
£1,200
Workbooks and stationary 
these can be traditional sketchbook format or digital (student choice)
£60 per year
Printing costs
£60 per year
​Portfolio box
​£30

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography:

Item Average Cost
Travel to events
£80 per year
​Printing costs
​£70 per year
We advise that students have SD cards, USB sticks and external hard drives
£120
​Archive boxes, film, photographic paper
£230
​UK field trips
£92
​Optional day trip to London
​£32
​Optional trip to Paris
​£215
​Optional trip to Berlin 
​£350
​Degree show (Optional): London
​£250

Advertising:

Item Average Cost
Optional trip to Europe £350
Optional international trip
£1,200
At least one UK trip per year subsidised by course budget £150
Workbook​s - these can be traditional sketchbook format or digital: student choice £10 per module, £120 per year
​Marker/Layout pads and marker pens
​£20 per year 
​Printing of final submission documents and dissertation binding
​£40 per year
​Compulsory trip to London - Level 5 
​£40

Fashion design:

Item Average Cost​
Optional international trip
£350
At least one UK trip per year subsidised by course budget
£50
Fashion Materials
£20 - £200 per year
​Research and fabric sourcing trips
​​£15 - £25 per year
Workbooks - these can be traditional sketchbook format or digital: student choice
£20 per practical module, £80 per year
Printing costs​​​
£50 - £100
​Degree show planned and produced by students 
​​£200

Graphic Design:

Item Average Cost
Optional trip to Berlin
£400
Optional trip to London
£30
​​Entry into D&AD New Blood competitions
​£25, £40 for stand
Printing costs
£50 - £100 per year
​Materials - inks, papers and tools (dependant on specialism)
£50 - £100 per year ​

Interior Design:

Item Average Cost
Optional trip to London £260
Optional international trip £1,200
Art / model making materials (hugely variable according to individuals practice) £10 - £20 per module, £40 - £80 per year
Workbooks - these can be traditional sketchbook format or digital: student choice £60 per module, £100 per year
Printing costs
£10 - £20 per module, £100 per year

Landscape A​rchitecture:

Item Average Cost
Compulsory field trips £185
Optional overseas field trip £1,100
Drawing equipment and resources £185
Printing costs £200 per year





Supplementary costs

There are some additional costs that you may incur during the course of your study. Course required reading is available through the University's library service. Comprehensive resources are available to support your course work through text books in the library, electronic resources and the library's subsidized inter-loan service. You may wish to supplement these resources with self-selected book purchases. The amount will vary depending on your choice of assignment and the availability of books in the library or through second hand book sales run by our Student Union. We recommend you budget between £200 to £300 a year.

Item Cost
Printing and photocopying On average £40 per year
Module retake £515
Reassessment fee £50
Library late return fines Between 20p and £1 per day
Library book replacement £40
Replacement ID card £10