Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) offers a wide range of courses in the creative arts, media and technologies. Working in partnership with industry, we educate and support the creative professionals of the future.
Whether in fashion, design or illustration, creative writing, media studies, architecture, animation, film or computer games technology, CCI students work with highly skilled and experienced lecturers and creative professionals to develop the practical, technical and critical abilities necessary for successful creative careers.
Our students learn through creating, making and doing, and the Faculty has the latest technical facilities. Led by specialist technical teams who work in partnership with lecturers to support student's creativity, our facilities include digital, virtual and augmented reality technologies, Film, TV and Motion Capture studios, fashion, printing and photography workshops and purpose-built performing arts spaces.
Alongside the extensive study and support services offered throughout the University, CCI students benefit from the outstanding support of faculty academic and creative skills tutors and a dedicated Creative Careers team.
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries also enjoys outstanding success and partnership through its research and innovation activities. Through these activities, our staff and students make the creative arts, media and technologies relevant to the modern world and use creativity to address the challenges of social democracy and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and sustainability and the environment.
In collaboration with industry and through our links with leading businesses and cultural organisations, we're turning our insights into innovative and sustainable solutions to some of society's most-pressing issues.
Our teaching areas
Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer within the following areas.
Our research areas
Our research into architecture, interiors and urbanism explores the latest methods, technology and ideas being used to build the smart cities of the future – and preserve places from the past.
Our research in image making, visual communication and design goes beyond individual disciplines, applying research skills and methods across a range of issues.
We're researching how media can be used by organisations, institutions and people to benefit society, how we consume media, and how the media's influence can be abused.
We're exploring how film and other forms of screen media shape societal attitudes and beliefs, and informs our daily lives.
Our research groups
Our research feeds into the design, development, and release of commercial and free games.
We focus on narratives of place and the construction of new discourses in architecture, interiors, landscape and urbanism.
Our research cluster focuses on sustainable architecture, urban design, planning, social sciences, ICT and engineering.
We're engaged in fiction, travel writing, poetry and screen writing at local, national and international levels.
We investigate solutions to understanding, reconstructing and processing affective facial and human actions and visual scenes.