Creative Arts and
Digital Media

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Our city is renowned for its creativity and this is your chance to be a part of it. With UCEN Manchester’s industry-experienced tutors, you can follow your passion for art, design, fashion or photography in an environment that puts innovation at its forefront. Our high-spec equipment, recording and editing suites, studios and printing facilities offer you a setting representative of the industry you aspire to become a part of.

Guest speakers and industry practitioners will challenge your creativity, encouraging you to experiment and develop your skills in conceptual thinking, critical analysis and problem solving. You’ll experience authentic deadlines and improve your commercial awareness on real-life projects and, when you graduate, you’ll have the employability skills you need to hit the ground running in this fast-moving industry.


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Whether you aspire to become a freelance photographer, agency designer, 3D modeller or take an artist’s commission, we’ll help you achieve your goals. Our courses are designed to unlock your creativity and give you the skills you need to set up your own business or work within organisations.

Reasons to choose us

  • Industry Links

    Our contacts and experience within the industry provide a unique insight into the working world.

  • Studio Environment

    Learn using industry technology, software and equipment.

  • Current industry practice

    Thanks to our industry links as well as our tutor experience, you'll be learning the latest real-world trends and practices

  • Work on live briefs

    Work on live projects supplied by local businesses, other students and our industry links.

Case Studies

There are thousands of UCEN Manchester graduates who’ve found their future with our help.

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