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Welcome to Art and Design

One building

DMU’s new Vijay Patel building brings all our art and design courses together into a beautiful, striking building filled with light. It provides the space and facilities where student and staff ideas can develop and flourish.

Art and Design workshops in the Design Wing of De Montfort University's new Vijay Patel Building
De Montfort University art and design student in the 3D printing workshop


Our extensive workshops are designed to support both traditional and contemporary practice. Studios and hub spaces have been created to encourage the collaboration of ideas, so our students can craft and mould their ideas and share their creativity with others.

De Montfort University architecture student using laser cutting technology in the Design Wing workshops
De Montfort University interior design student using modelscope technology
Textile Design student working on in the weave workshop at De Montfort University


In this striking and inspiring building our students can enjoy an unrivalled experience – we nurture our students to express themselves and discover through experimentation their true creative potential.

See for yourself

Come and see the building for yourself, at one of our Open Days and find out more about our undergraduate art and design courses at DMU.

If you can't attend one of our Open Days, we offer campus tours throughout the year. Our current students host the tours and cover all key facilities on campus as well as giving you the chance to ask questions about student life at DMU.

Book on an Open Day

Degree show

We were delighted to host the annual Art and Design Degree Show for the first time in the Vijay Patel Building. Industry experts were among the special guests viewing our students work as they scouted for fresh talent to recruit to their businesses. View the show brochure here.