Undergraduate

 

Our undergraduate courses combine the academic rigour of a traditional programme with practical and vocational components. This exciting and varied curriculum will make you stand out from the crowd when applying for a variety of careers.

As an undergraduate you can expect to have your eyes opened to the endless technological and creative possibilities of the full spectrum of media available to the contemporary artist.

Art and Design

Alex Hackett - Student Profile

Student Profile
Alex Hackett
Fine Art
BA(Hons)

Fine Art BA (Hons), BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

Also offered at Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus

Oxford Brookes University offers one of the very best and most interesting Undergraduate Fine Art BA programmes in the country. Our course enables students to develop and produce challenging contemporary artworks that often emphasise audience and context, and investigate the role of the artist in the 21st century. A portfolio of work is required in order to be considered for a place on this course. See portfolio guidance. Download applicant pack.

Illustration: Narrative and Sequential BA (Hons)

This course is offered at Swindon College

This course is aimed at students who wish to enter the marketplace as illustrators specialising in narrative and sequential work.

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

This course is offered at Swindon College

This course is aimed at students wishing to pursue careers as creative designers with a comprehensive understanding of commercial, environmental and social issues.

Creative Arts & Design Practice Foundation Degree Fd(A)

This course is offered at Banbury and Bicester College, Swindon College & Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus

On this course you will experience a broad range of creative, communicative, theoretical & technical processes that will allow you to operate and sustain a career within the creative arts sector.


Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production BSc (Hons)

This course addresses the need for ever more highly skilled graduates who are grounded in the technical realities of creative media, industrial partnerships and project-based collaborations which demand an increasingly fluid and mobile workforce.

You will not only enhance your employability by developing the ability to use industry standard tools for digital video production and computer animation, but also develop critical awareness of novel methods and techniques used in the creation of contemporary video, audio, graphics, motion capture and animation and develop entrepreneurial flair and leadership skills.


Film Studies

Luke Osbond - Student Profile

Student Profile
Luke Osbond
Film Studies
BA(Hons)

Film Studies BA (Hons), BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

We offer either single honours Film Studies BA, or a joint honours degree combined with a wide range of subjects, including Japanese, Business, English, Drama and Communication and Media Studies. Our courses will open your eyes to the endless technological and creative possibilities of this exciting visual medium.

The Film Studies BA offers an innovative and diverse programme, which teaches you to think about classical and contemporary film in its historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts. It introduces you to the craft and the business of filmmaking and will enable you to develop the skills required for a whole range of career possibilities.


Music

Luke MacKay - Student Profile

Student Profile
Luke MacKay
Music
BA(Hons)

Music BA (Hons), BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

We offer a dynamic approach to the subject, exploring Popular, Classical and Art Musics through Composition, Musicology and Performance. We prepare our graduates for a life where music can be a means of employment and a lifelong source of pleasure and intellectual challenge. The Music course at Oxford Brookes offers flexible and imaginative ways of studying music within the modular framework. It was described in a recent report by its external examiner as "one of the more interesting courses among both the old and the new universities".

Creative Music Production BA (Hons)

The programme connects creative endeavour with the technology inspired aspects of music production. You will be able to immerse yourself in the studio environment to compose, record and produce music. You will learn professional production techniques in live and studio environments. You will also study the place and definition of popular music in current and recent society, and develop an understanding of the legal, professional and ethical issues surrounding the creative industries. A central core of music studio production modules runs through the course. These will support you in developing innovative creative musical work for performance, theatre, film, television, computer games and mobile apps.


Publishing

Stephanie Reed - Student Profile

Student Profile
Stephanie Reed
Publishing Media
BA(Hons)

Publishing Media BA (Hons), BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

This course is run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS)

The undergraduate course fully reflects the digital changes taking place in the industry and covers all aspects of this high-profile creative field from magazines to books, from paper to digital, from culture to commerce. Oxford Brookes has the longest record of degree-level publishing education in the UK. Our students come from all over the world to enjoy excellent, proven teaching and learning in one of the largest departments of its kind.

We have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick for our BA Publishing Media, MA in Publishing and MA in Digital Publishing

Our undergraduates enjoy the daily experience of working alongside one of the largest and most internationally diverse communities of publishing postgraduates to be found anywhere in the world. They also benefit from the support and monitoring activities of the School's long-standing industry advisory board and its strong relevance to all areas of the publishing course.


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