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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Research

Our research areas

Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism

Our research into architecture, interiors and urbanism explores the latest methods, technology and ideas being used to build the smart cities of the future – and preserve places from the past.

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Art and Design: History, Theory and Practice

Our research in image making, visual communication and design goes beyond individual disciplines, applying research skills and methods across a range of issues.
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Theatre, Music and Performance

Our research into theatre, music and performance in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, employs the very latest methods, practices, and understandings to illuminate these fascinating areas.
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Journalism, Communication and Creative Writing

We're researching how media can be used by organisations, institutions and people to benefit society, how we consume media, and how the media's influence can be abused.
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Film and Media

We're exploring how film and other forms of screen media shape societal attitudes and beliefs, and informs our daily lives.
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Digital and Creative Technologies

We're fuelling technological advances in animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), User Experience (UX), computer and video games, and visual computing.
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Our research groups

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research groups – find out more below.

Advanced Games Research Group

Our research feeds into the design, development, and release of commercial and free games.

Architectural and Urban History and Theory Research Group

We focus on narratives of place and the construction of new discourses in architecture, interiors, landscape and urbanism.

Cluster for Sustainable Cities

Our research cluster focuses on sustainable architecture, urban design, planning, social sciences, ICT and engineering.

Creative Writing team

We're engaged in fiction, travel writing, poetry and screen writing at local, national and international levels.

Visual Computing Research Group

We investigate solutions to understanding, reconstructing and processing affective facial and human actions and visual scenes.

Our staff

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Professor Trevor Keeble

Executive Dean

trevor.keeble@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Mrs Lynne Mesher

Interim Head of School

Lynne.Mesher@port.ac.uk

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Media ready expert

Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan

Professor of Design History and Theory

deborah.suggryan@port.ac.uk

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

PhD Supervisor

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Mr Simon Brookes

Associate Dean (Students)

Simon.Brookes@port.ac.uk

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Mr Martin Andrews

Associate Dean (Global Engagement and Education Partnerships)

Martin.Andrews@port.ac.uk

School of Architecture

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

PhD Supervisor

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Professor Peter Lee

Theme Director (Security and Risk)

peter.lee@port.ac.uk

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 5452

Email: cci-enquiries@port.ac.uk