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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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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Attend our Open Day and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences, speak to academics and get a feel for life at UCLan.

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Why choose us?

  • Award-winning students. Our students regularly win prizes in regional, national and international competitions. Including Graduate Fashion Week, D&AD New Blood, Royal Television Society (student awards), 80 Level, Game Jam.
  • 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 Leaders in Residence are a high calibre professional network. With an extensive breadth of experience and specialist knowledge. That informs curriculum development, student experience and connections with industry.
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Future careers in Art, Design and Fashion

Think creativity won’t get you a job? Think again, the creative industries make a significant contribution to the UK economy and new jobs in the industry are on the up. At the University of Central Lancashire 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. 

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Explore Art and Design facilities

Students have access to a range of internal services here, such as the Creative Innovation Zone, which gives students the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by a range of companies in the North West and beyond - this allows students to exhibit their creative problem-solving skills, as well as allowing students to put theory into practice.

Students also have access to our Propeller service, allowing students to start up their 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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