Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Find out more about our teaching and research activities within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) offers a wide range of courses in the creative arts, media and technologies. Working in partnership with industry, we educate and support the creative professionals of the future.
Whether in fashion, design or illustration, creative writing, media studies, architecture, animation, film or computer games technology, CCI students work with highly skilled and experienced lecturers and creative professionals to develop the practical, technical and critical abilities necessary for successful creative careers.
Our students learn through creating, making and doing, and the Faculty has the latest technical facilities. Led by specialist technical teams who work in partnership with lecturers to support student's creativity, our facilities include digital, virtual and augmented reality technologies, Film, TV and Motion Capture studios, fashion, printing and photography workshops and purpose-built performing arts spaces.
Alongside the extensive study and support services offered throughout the University, CCI students benefit from the outstanding support of faculty academic and creative skills tutors and a dedicated Creative Careers team.
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries also enjoys outstanding success and partnership through its research and innovation activities. Through these activities, our staff and students make the creative arts, media and technologies relevant to the modern world and use creativity to address the challenges of social democracy and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and sustainability and the environment.
In collaboration with industry and through our links with leading businesses and cultural organisations, we're turning our insights into innovative and sustainable solutions to some of society's most-pressing issues.
Explore our faculty
Our teaching areas
Architecture and surveying courses
Develop practical problem-solving and creative skills to work in architectural design, building surveying or the conservation industry.
Computer games, animation, and digital technologies courses
Keep up with the latest technology and techniques in computer game design & animation by taking one of our degrees. Take a placement with Sega, ILM & more. Find out more.
Drama, music, and performing arts
Take to the stage, hone your talents, and prepare for a career in drama, music or the performing arts with one of our degree courses at the University. Find out more.
Fashion, photography, graphic arts and design courses
Whether your medium is photography, graphic design, fashion, your creativity is in demand. Develop your abilities to a professional level on one of our degree courses.
Film and television
Do you see yourself behind the camera, in front of it, or assessing the work of others? Study a film or television degree course with us. Earn vocational qualifications as you study, use our equipment and TV studio, and organise placements through our industry connections.
Media and Journalism courses
Want to work in journalism or media? Our expertise, industry ties, and comprehensive facilities will give you a platform to succeed in your career. Find out more now.
Our research areas
Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism
Art and Design: History, Theory and Practice
Theatre, Music and Performance
Journalism, Communication and Creative Writing
Film and Media
Digital and Creative Technologies
Our research groups
Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research groups – find out more below.
Our research feeds into the design, development, and release of commercial and free games.
We focus on narratives of place and the construction of new discourses in architecture, interiors, landscape and urbanism.
Our research cluster focuses on sustainable architecture, urban design, planning, social sciences, ICT and engineering.
We're engaged in fiction, travel writing, poetry and screen writing at local, national and international levels.
We investigate solutions to understanding, reconstructing and processing affective facial and human actions and visual scenes.