Media Arts

  • Pursue your passion

    Unleash your creativity at our lively arts campus. Our courses are highly practical, with at least two thirds of your time focused on developing your practical skills

  • Excellent resources

    You'll have access to studios, edit suites, IT labs and kit to loan from sliders to drones, DSLR to high-definition cameras, and specialist software

  • Prepare for your career

    Our graduates are working in a range of roles in the industry, for companies such as Disney, Pixar, BBC Productions, ITV Productions and Lionhead Studios.

Close to the city centre of Carlisle in a beautiful, leafy setting, the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts is everything you need to inspire your creativity. Our courses are highly-practical and at least two thirds focused on the development of your craft.

What Media Arts courses do we offer?

Why study Media Arts at the University of Cumbria?

The purpose-built arts resources and equipment at Brampton Road are excellent for students. Our highly practical courses are focused on the development of your skills and the atmosphere is friendly and lively. We aim to provide you with a rich, personal and unique experience and we have a proven record of excellence in teaching, student support and graduate employment.

The AV media resource areas used by Film and Television Production students has everything you will need to complete your film and television projects, including professional video-editing suites, cameras and sound recording equipment.

Digital Arts and Games Design students have primary access to three computer labs, with the most up to date versions of the industry standard software. Other dedicated resources include Wacom Tablets, Nikon D80s, HD Video cameras and all current major video game consoles.

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Working in the Creative Economy

Our aim is to develop your professional knowledge and skills in order for you to forge a career within relevant industries including gaming, film and TV, media and communications, computer design and photography. In addition, we have a strong focus on helping you to acquire skills required to pursue a freelance, portfolio career.

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Working with Industry Professionals

Our experienced staff have professional backgrounds in relevant areas. We maintain strong connections with the industry to maximise opportunities for you to be taught by, and take part in, live projects or work placements.
Our students are regularly hired to work on large-scale productions that come to Cumbria. For example, we helped with filming at Hadrian’s Wall for Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth, and in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The scene of the X-Wing flying over the lake was done at nearby Derwentwater with support from our film students.

Meet the Team