Study creative arts in the UK

Inspirational creative careers

The UK is an exciting, inspiring place with a long history of cultural and creative achievements. This has allowed us to develop some of the world’s best industries for creative professionals, from art and theatre to advertising and television – each one fed by university degrees that know exactly how to foster emerging talent.

There are more than 1,500 art and design degrees in the UK, and four of the best performing arts universities in the world. With so much departmental collaboration, our graduates are exposed to all kinds of cross-pollinating ideas and approaches. And with countless museums, galleries, gigs, festivals and other cultural experiences to enjoy in your spare time, the UK really is the best possible place to spark your imagination and career in creative arts.

Passionate about creativity

We’re passionate about creativity in the UK, and everywhere you go you’ll find examples of artistic expression – from iconic personalities to local artistic events. Nowhere is this more true than our university campuses, which are thriving with all kinds of performances, live music and creative groups. But whatever your passion – Shakespearian theatre, underground music festivals, or epic installations – it’s easy to connect with likeminded individuals and cutting-edge creatives in action. Everything you need to be inspired and grow the skills you’ll need to succeed anywhere.

What to expect

Wide range of courses

From universities and colleges to specialist conservatoires, you can find career-focused creative arts courses in the key specialisms that interest you.

  • Film and animation
  • Photography
  • Fine art
  • 3D design and textiles
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Creative writing / screen writing
  • Graphic design
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Create the career you want

Whatever you choose to study in the UK, you’ll find courses designed with your graduate journey in mind. Through our progressive approach to learning, we’re experts at balancing the academic with the expressive, and the practical challenges of getting your big professional break.

With modular courses, a clear focus on professional career paths – and total immersion in the English language throughout your studies – you’ll be set to succeed anywhere in the world.

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