Art, Design and Fashion

Art Design and Fashion at the University of Central Lancashire delivers a portfolio of courses with innovative teaching and close links to the creative industries.

We provide an excellent environment for creative minds. Including studio-based learning delivered by expert teaching staff. With our innovative teaching and close links to the creative industries, there can be few environments more exhilarating for creative minds. 

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Creativity Matters.

Where would we be without creativity? We’re here to stand for creative arts and design, for media and journalism, for music and performance and more.

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Hear from Design Alumni Saija Wintersun

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What I love about my course is that all the tutors are passionate, friendly and supportive. There are lots of opportunities like working in a design agency with top designers, working on real life briefs and entering competitions.
Samiya Rahman
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
United Kingdom

Monthly Staff Spotlight - Amanda Odlin

After graduating from UCLan in 1988, Amanda moved to Manchester and set up her own label with a studio in the Northern Quarter, which is at the heart of the creative, independent area of Manchester. 

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Visit us on campus

Explore our fantastic campuses on our student-led campus tours. Discover what life is like here at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Why choose us?

  • Art and Design at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • Dedicated gallery spaces. Giving you the opportunity to exhibit your work and work alongside professional artists. As well as gain live work experiences and engage you in your chosen field within the creative industries.
  • Our Design Studies courses are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for overall positivity and learning opportunities (National Student Survey, 2023) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
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Jobs you can do with an art and design degree

The creative industry makes a significant contribution to the UK economy and new jobs in the industry are on the up. At UCLan, you’ll be in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional advertising sector. As well as being close to creative hubs like Manchester and Liverpool. The UK has the largest games development sector in Europe. Putting you in the perfect place to establish your future career in the creative sector. 

Future careers in art, design and fashion:

  • Artist
  • Fashion designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Animator
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Meet the team

Josh Wright
Lecturer in Games Design
School of Arts and Media

Josh works on multiple modules for the Games Design course, focused around the design principles within the Games Industry, from theory, level design and implementation of ideas into the Unreal Engine. Within the Unreal Engine we look to explore a vast amount of game genres, from…

Louise Trasatti
Principal Lecturer - Academic Lead Fashion & Textiles
School of Arts and Media

Louise's days are spent inspiring students to be our next Brand Managers, Visual Merchandisers, Buyers and Stylists. Louise works with our students to explore strategies to launch products and services in an innovative and ever-changing world of fashion & lifestyle.

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Explore Art and Design facilities

When you study here you'll have access to great services, such as the Creative Innovation Zone. The Creative Innovation gives you the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by a range of companies in the North West and beyond.

You'll also have access to our Propeller service. Here we'll help you start up your own business through 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.

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.