For the Creators: Let your creative quest take you on a journey to explore your passion and bring your ideas to life. You'll be immersed in a supportive community of like-minded creatives to find new ways to see the world, and new ways to express yourself. Study in the University of Cumbria's Institute of the Arts and let your curiosity fuel your future.

93% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).

On the 11-12th January, we had the privilege of welcoming Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley to our Brampton Road and Ambleside campuses. Here he gives his thought on the visit and of our university.

Art & Design: Create a bright future

Our purpose-built studios give you the space (and light!) you need to work individually and collectively, and our workshops are supported by dedicated technicians. Former students include internationally acclaimed artists and a Turner prize winner. So why not join us and let your creativity and curiosity fuel your future!

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Media Arts: Realise your vision

With studios, edit suites, IT labs and kit to loan from sliders to drones, DSLR to high definition – you can really bring your ideas to life! Specialist software such as 3ds Max, Maya, XSI and Zbrush is available in dedicated high-performance suites. Our graduates are working in a range of roles in the industry for companies such as Disney, Pixar, BBC Productions, MTV (Berlin), ITV Productions, Company Pictures, Planet 24, Nickelodeon, Lionhead Studios and Independent Productions. To date, our students have won 27 Royal Television Society awards – is your project next?

Discover our Media Arts courses
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Performing Arts: Showcase your talent

Our three performance spaces are the hub for our intensively practical degrees, staging over 300 performances a year. We bring the industry to you, hiring over 40 visiting directors, choreographers and musical directors to work on our performance projects. This enables you to network and seek placements and jobs. Our London Showcase at the end of the course gives you the opportunity to seek agency representation and meet casting directors. So go beyond the boudaries and bring your passion for performance to life!

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What's on

We offer a rich diversity of events and opportunities throughout the year, including theatrical productions, exhibitions and student and artist-led activities.

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To find out more about the performing arts and exhibition facilities we have at Brampton Road, see below.

Stanwix Theatre

Vallum Gallery

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