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.

Need advice on your portfolio?

Get tailored advice from a tutor in a way that suits you. Advice is available for those applying for creative arts and design courses - but not all of the courses require a portfolio. Please visit our course pages to see if one is required.

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Why study a creative course in Preston?

Take advantage of the countless benefits of living in the heart of Lancashire. Student life is about more than lecture theatres and exam results. Student life is about making friends for life and creating unforgettable memories. 

Life in Preston

Don't miss our campus tours

Get a feel for our campuses and check out the facilities through our campus tours. Our campus tours are led by current students and offer a great way to have an informal look around.

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Get ahead of the game

When you study with us, you have access to some excellent employability services. Our Student Enterprise Hub 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.

Explore this year's creative talent via our online Degree Show

  • 36,000

    The creative economy accounts for around 36,000 jobs in Lancashire
  • Employment

    Employment in the creative industries has increased by 18% in the North West
  • 4,500

    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

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Need some further information? You can order your undergraduate prospectus, along with a copy of our international guide.

How to apply to university

You’ve found the perfect course and are finally ready to apply for University. Take the next step towards your future career and apply to study one of our courses using the guidance and information on this page.

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Need advice on course choices or which accommodation to choose when you study with us? Our friendly student ambassadors are ready to share their experiences. Simply register and start chatting to our current students.

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The best years of my life. I was motivated and supported by my tutors endlessly and I was given every tool to achieve the successful career that I have today. I cannot recommend studying here enough.
James Lloyd- Skinner in a black shirt and smile
James Lloyd-Skinner
BA (Hons) Music Theatre