Higher Education In this section Studying higher education Innovate 21 Competition Programmes Foundation degree programmes Top-up degree programmes Masters degree Professional qualifications Higher Apprenticeships North East Institute of Technology Research & Scholarly Activity Student life HE Information Our art & design higher education programmes With our excellent art workshops and specialist facilities we can help you to flourish in the creative industry. BA (Hons) Design (Top-up) Full Time This course will nurture creativity and support concept development to a level where you can seek employment, engage in self-employment or undertake further study. BA (Hons) Visual Arts (Top-up) Full Time Explore visual art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, printmaking, and photography, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in this exciting industry. FdA Graphic Design Full Time Delivered by industry experienced staff, this programme is designed in partnership with employers and will prepare you for employment, or self-employment, as a professional designer. FdA Visual Arts Full Time This programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and creative skills required to successfully develop a career within visual arts.