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Employment across the creative sector and in creative roles has grown at double the rate of the economy and provides around two million jobs. The government views creative industries as an important growth area. Within this promising environment the School of Art, Design and Performance offers aspiring creatives an exciting choice of courses designed to provide students with a competitive edge. Our innovative and enterprising environment produces students whose hard work, enthusiasm and talent generate successful graduates and industry award winners year after year.
Study takes place within cutting edge facilities, including our £15 million state-of-the-art Media Factory; the new building helps nurture student, graduate and entrepreneurial talent and has strengthened the North West’s reputation as a major centre for job creation within the creative industries. Students are encouraged to undertake work experience and exploit our strong links with leading companies and industry figures to help them pursue their chosen career. Our staff, many of whom have experience in industry, are dedicated and skilled in teaching and learning skills, knowledge transfer with the business sector, and research – much of which is rated internationally excellent (RAE 2008). They relish the opportunity to share their passion and knowledge with new students every year and look forward to meeting you at one of our Open Days where you can discover more about our courses, uni life and visit our facilities.
We design our taught postgraduate courses to extend your knowledge and skills in areas which you may have studied more generally at undergraduate level. Others are conversion courses enabling you to switch your specialism to a new area away from your work experience or first degree. Many courses incorporate a taught element with individual study, plus a dissertation or short research project. You will be required to undertake an in-depth study of a specialised topic and demonstrate the ability to present your knowledge by submitting a dissertation or project report at the conclusion of your course. Many full-time courses last for one year, but some are in modular form and can be taken over a shorter or longer period. We also offer some courses entirely by e-learning or distance learning.
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The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course professionally validated and prescribed taught course based in Preston. The course focuses on design innovation and current theories of architecture and urbanism to challenge your thinking and prepare you for practice. Read more
This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. Read more
The MA Children’s Book Illustration course is aimed at both professional practitioners wishing to pursue a sustained period of time developing new ideas or recent graduates wishing to focus their studies and refine ideas at an advanced level. Read more
Our strong industry links and the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry gives this course a competitive edge and ensures that future employers will sit up and take notice of you. Read more
The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related… Read more
UCLan’s MA in Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion course gives the innovative promoter chances to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. Read more
Our postgraduate course in Fashion Design gives creative fashion design practitioners the opportunity to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. Read more
MA Fine Art aims to produce creative practitioners whose work already reflects a sense of historical documenting, mapping and cataloguing wishing to approach the interaction with audience and history from an inventive and strategic standpoint. Read more
This postgraduate Games Design course has been developed to provide part-time students the opportunity, support and guidance to fully explore the activity of designing and developing games of all types. Read more
The MA Interior Design course has been developed as a coherent part of the School of Art, Design and Fashion’s Masters Programmes and shares the same values and philosophies that unite them The focus of the MA Interior Design course is rooted in 'creative practice'. Read more
Admission to the course is through interview and presentation of a portfolio of relevant work. Applicants are also required to produce a statement of intent that broadly outlines their intended programme of study. Read more
Students on this course cultivate an innovative view of surface design. They are challenged to ruthlessly explore pattern and decoration, reflecting on the social, cultural and aesthetic context for surface pattern design and textiles in the 21st century. Read more