Do you love performing, drawing, writing, painting, film-making, taking pictures, designing or creating? You've come to the right place. Welcome home.
The University of Cumbria Institute of Arts is a special place for the study, practice and enjoyment of arts and culture, and it has been so since the Carlisle College of Art first opened on this site in 1950. It's an art school at heart, so you will feel at home here.
Studying here means being enriched by all that arts and culture has to offer, as you take part in industry events and shows; attend lectures, exhibitions and performances by visiting industry leaders; and rub shoulders with 1,000 other artists and creatives studying an array of artistic disciplines. It’s a great opportunity for building lasting friendships, networking, working in collaborative projects, and forging your career in the creative industry.
Our graduates have achieved amazing things from owning their own creative business to working with the likes of Disney, BBC, ITV, Pixar, TT Games, Conde Naste, The Daily Telegraph, MTV and Time Out to name only a few.
So for the creatives and creators looking for a place to belong and hone their craft and skills...
Let your passion take you on a journey to explore your creative potential and bring your ideas to life. Immerse yourself in a supportive community of like-minded artists to find new ways to see the world and new ways to express yourself.
93% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2018).