Create your dream career in the UK

If you want to turn your creativity into a great career, there’s nowhere better to realise your artistic ambitions than the UK. The UK has been a hub of creative excellence for centuries, producing iconic figures in every imaginable field. Whether you have a growing passion for fashion, or want to make it big in film, animation, photography, art, design, advertising, music, literature, dance or theatre, you’ll find a wealth of talent and expertise to inspire you in the UK.

We’re home to some of the best courses for developing creativity in the world, including three of the top performing arts universities . The short flexible courses on offer allow you to tailor modules to the subjects that most interest you, with collaboration between departments encouraging cross-pollination of ideas and techniques. 

Everything you need for a creative career

Thanks to our progressive approach to learning you’ll find the perfect balance of academic rigour and freedom, helping you to think differently and find the path you want. The UK is also at the forefront of digital applications for creativity, and we are among the top five countries in the world for university-industry collaboration. Well-established links with industry practitioners will make sure you acquire real-world experiences, meaning you can hit the ground running when you graduate. 

Whatever you want to create with your career, there’s nowhere better to get started than the UK. 

What will you be learning?

There are thousands of creative arts courses in the UK, including more than 2000 for art and design. Here are some of the most popular.

Arts and Design

From graphic design to fine art, comic art and 3D arts like ceramics and jewellery making, you’ll be able to find the perfect art and design course to push your ideas and career further.

Film, Photography and animation

Film, photography and animation students will find a wealth of expertise in the UK, from help mastering image composition to narrative form and the technical aspects of each craft. More and more courses offer advanced technology – such as motion capture suites – allowing undergraduates to get their hands on technology previously reserved for established industry professionals.

Performing arts

From theatre and dance to every imaginable kind of music, universities across the UK can help you develop your knowledge of the field you’re passionate about, and harness and develop your talents. So you can graduate ready to connect with audiences anywhere in the world.

Fiction, screenwriting and poetry

Whether you dream of writing for television or the silver screen, or seeing your book on shelves worldwide, experienced teachers in the UK can help you hone your craft, find your voice and put your work in front of the people who matter. 

Creative arts in the UK 

Our cities are buzzing with new culture and if you study in the UK you’ll be immersed in the language of creativity. Right across the UK there are thousands art galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas and music venues, from stadiums to much more intimate spaces. Many smaller music venues are on university campuses, where students can catch the hottest new talent breaking out.

You’ll also be able to throw yourself into a crowded festival calendar in the UK. There are epic music gatherings like Glastonbury, and their mini counterparts such as Festival N°6, as well as gaming tournaments, literary festivals and hotly anticipated industry events like London fashion week. 

Whatever creative discipline you’re passionate about, you’ll find a festival that caters for it here. There’s inspiration in every form right across the country, all year round. Everything you need to push your craft and develop yourself personally, whilst connecting with the brightest minds in your chosen field.