+Meet our amazing faculty members

Derek Black

Dean of Academics Watch Video

Kat Scot

Programme Leader- Fashion Design and Textiles, Programme Leader- Design Foundation Watch Video

Sara Snowdon

Programme Leader | Fashion Marketing Watch Video

Chani Perera

Programme Manager & Design Strategist Visual Communication Dept. | Motion Graphics & Animation Dept. Watch Video

Yamini Balasubramaniam

Head of Creative Strategy |BA(Hons) Interior Design Watch Video

Fashion Design and Textiles

Fashion Marketing

Motion Graphics & Animation Dept

BA(Hons) Interior Design


BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textile

Design, conceptual thinking, image presentation and of course individuality are just some of the qualities which combine to drive fashion. Through our award winning course, over the three years you study with us, you will develop your own distinctive signature style so that, when you graduate, you will be ready to make your mark on the world of fashion too. Established over 60 years ago, the Northumbria University Fashion Degree is internationally recognized for producing some of the most innovative designers globally.

BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and Marketing

Fashion Marketing is an amazing pathway into the world of fashion, allowing you to explore fashion concepts, products and promotions for future markets. Students get to engage in all aspects of fashion studies, from research into fashion markets and their customers, fashion forecasting, fashion graphics, illustration, photographic styling and promotional techniques, as well as actual design realization projects through pattern creation and garment construction. This course is ideal for students looking for a course that offers breadth as well as depth; that teaches you how to turn a good idea into a great concept within a strong industry network. If you have an innovative mind and a creative vision this is definitely the course for you.

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Interior Design is the creative response to interior architectural space, existing or newly built, that considers function and use, material, space and form. Stepping beyond the creative aspect, interior design is also a big industry with its own style of working. Our degree gives you the best of both worlds with an emphasis on creativity, design theory and direct exposure to the business of interior design through collaborative projects with the interior architecture industry. Design projects investigate the key aspects of interior design i.e. re-use and remodeling, lighting and experience etc. This takes place through a range of projects within the context of retail, branding/corporate identities, museum, exhibition/event design, and furniture and art effect design as part of a bespoke interior

BA (Hons) Visual Communication Design

Graphic design is about communication in its purest form. Through the creative presentation of images, facts and ideas, graphic design tells a story, delivers a message and makes an impact combining creativity with commercialism, tradition with technology and information with imagination.This is exactly what our conceptually driven Graphic Design degree achieves for its students as in introduces the student to the role of the professional designer as a visual thinker and problem-solver.Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. The result? An award-winning professional portfolio, real experience working for industry giants, and the opportunity to make a lasting mark on the ever-changing global visual landscape — all before you graduate.

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics and Animation Design

Thanks to technological advancements and changes to consumer tastes and expectations, employers are crying out for designers who can fuse artistic talent with technological knowledge. 2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at AOD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.

Design Foundation Programme

Open up an early pathway to get into a modern career that presents an enormous amount of opportunities whether you want to find professional success or discover postgraduate education. Fast Track Design Foundation is a six month program to stimulate creative thinking, innovation and idealization to help you take on any of tomorrow’s careers in design with direct entry to Northumbria University, UK BA (Hons) Design Degree. Request information
6 Months program (Fast track)
8 Months program

AOD student portfolio of great design


Campus Life