Students have the opportunity to spend a full year working in industry on a paid placement, or to study.

At DDA, employability is integrated into every course. Employers tell us they want designer to demonstrate a number of skills including self-management, problem solving. Each course offers opportunities to acquire these and more.

Alternatively, if you have a business idea, concept or design, our director will assist you in your start-up and guide your new business, while you are studying and even after you graduate.


  • Help with research and techniques from our experienced team.
  • One-to-one guidance interviews.
  • Telephone and e-guidance services if you can’t visit DDA.


  • Workshops to perfect your Curriculum Vitae, application and interview skills
  • Tailored events for international and national students
  • Seminars to give you an insight into different careers
  • Recruitment and placement fairs


Our own recruitment team working proactively to find the job that suits you best. Exclusive opportunities from our partnerships with local, regional and national employers


Mentoring, enterprise and networking events help to make your idea a reality and develop skills in business start-up, self employment, freelancing and consulting.


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