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Creativity Matters.

Where would we be without creativity? A world without art and entertainment, a place robbed of meaning and emotion. No personality, no humanity, no colour. Because creativity, in all its forms, shapes our lives. It matters.

So we’re here to stand for creative arts and design, for media and journalism, for music and performance and more. They don’t just inspire our culture and define our identity, but also fuel our economy – it’s called the creative ‘industries’ for a reason. There’s work to be done and careers to be forged. And this is the place to get started – with the courses, connections and cutting-edge facilities to help you take the first steps.

Great graduate prospects
Art and Design at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the North West for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022)
No. 1 in the North West
Drama, Dance and Cinematics at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 1st in the North West and top 10 nationally for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022)
Outstanding facilities
Access a wide range of facilities, including fully functioning art galleries which regularly host exhibitions of student work across all our arts and media courses.
2nd in the UK
Art at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2021)

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Why study a creative course in Preston?

Our creative students are able to take advantage of the countless benefits of being situated in the heart of Lancashire. Our Preston campus is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world class education with an unforgettable student experience, along with countless opportunities at your fingertips.

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The creative economy accounts for around 36,000 jobs in Lancashire
Employment in the creative industries has increased by 18% in the North West
There are over 4,500 enterprises in Lancashire’s creative economy
UK's biggest
The North West is home to the biggest UK’s regional advertising sector

Excellent employability services

When you study with us, you have access to some excellent employability services. Our Creative Innovation Zone gives you the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by a range of companies in the North West and beyond. Allowing you to exhibit your creative problem-solving skills, as well as putting theory into practice. The Propeller Student Enterprise service gives you the opportunity to start up your own business. Propeller offers one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses and possible access to funding. With creative students three times more likely to start up a business after graduating – this is an excellent way of getting ahead of the game.

Our creative facilities

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