Art, Media and Design
Art, Media and Design


Nurture your creative talents and pursue a rewarding career with the dynamic art, media and design degree courses at the University Centre Weston (UCW).  Our art, media and design courses don't just train you, they promote alternative ways of thinking, making and communicating; they provide you with space, tools and inspiration to develop your creative practice and a clear career path.  

UCW offers a highly creative and vibrant range of courses, led by staff who are practising artists, designers, makers, photographers, critics, writers and film production specialists. So, you will get expert teaching from active practitioners and researchers who will encourage you to adopt innovative and resourceful approaches that both perceive and create opportunities for better lives.

You’ll develop your creative practice whilst interacting with your peers in well-equipped studios, making and digital workshops. At the same time, you'll learn professional skills by working on applied briefs facilitated through our links with commercial clients, cultural institutions, businesses and organisations.

Creative Arts embrace inclusivity and diversity, allowing individuals to express themselves whilst facilitating modes of self-advocacy and communication. As a result, the arts act as a tool for cultural exchange, education and expression. Working in Creative Arts allow people to engage with all of their senses and emotions, whilst stimulating the mind and body, which nurtures the potential of innovative new projects. Here at University Centre Weston, we encourage individuality, embrace expression and champion inclusion.

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Music Performance student using mixing and production equipment

Professional Music Performance

I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to better their performance skills and develop some business knowledge. The studios and equipment are amazing, and I’ve really enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to use them

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Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons)

I have gained so many skills from my course – mainly confidence, teamwork, and professionalism. I know I am ready for the dance industry with all the outstanding training I have had.

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BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production

I chose UCW because they offered great work experience opportunities. Learning character design and making prosthetic pieces helped me to develop a smooth transition into the industry where I now work. 1

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Mari Kerrigan

Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

When I started at UCW I never thought I'd progress as much as I have. I believe the support from the lecturers and their skills have been able to push me to be where I am now. 1

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UCW student profile, Performing Arts

Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

"Make The Most Out Of The Facilities As I Would Love To Still Be Able To Rehearse In A Space Like That Every Day."

Lukin studied Musical Theatre at UCW and has appeared in shows including Book of Mormon in the West End and Bristol Hippodrome and on international tours of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 1

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