De Montfort University

Professor Carolyn Hardaker

Interim Head of School of Design

+44(0)116 255 1551

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De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of outstanding teaching, first-class facilities and a fantastic student experience, placing research excellence and innovation at the heart of its mission. Our innovative and life-changing research has a direct and positive real-world impact, confirmed by the REF 2014, the most recent UK-wide initiative to access the quality of research in universities.

We work with leading national and international employers to develop and deliver courses that equip our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to succeed in a competitive job market. We also work with some of the most successful organisations in the world to offer 1,850 work placements a year.

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities at DMU houses the Schools of Art, Design & Architecture; Fashion & Textiles and Humanities & Performing Arts. Our schools offer a diverse, creative and innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught by staff with world-leading reputations in teaching, research and design consultancy. The courses encourage a cutting-edge approach to contemporary practice together with strong academic critical enquiry and analysis in areas such as visual arts, fashion, textiles, product design and architecture.

At the core of the schools are a range of first class facilities including the new Art and Design Centre which is the centrepiece of a £136 million Campus Transformation Project, and provides DMU with one of the finest campuses in the country.

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