Welcome to the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries

A very warm welcome to the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries, home to an exciting range of courses in the creative arts and humanities. You can be guaranteed a rich experience, with both practice and research-based teaching at our heart and a wide range of industry partners who share their expertise and knowledge of the careers you aspire to.

A degree in the creative arts and humanities is unique in the way it challenges students to recognise multiple perspectives, deal with ambiguity and develop flexibility, creativity, critical thinking and communication skills - all attributes that are highly sought after by employers. It is an extraordinary platform for discovery and creating new knowledge and artistic expression.

Our courses and location

The department is embedded in Bristol’s creative eco-system with outstanding facilities at City Campus – where our sector-leading courses in creative arts, including Drama, Filmmaking, Animation, Photography, Media Production and Journalism are based – and UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus where we offer a range of stimulating, innovative and research-informed courses in the humanities, including English Literature, English Language and Linguistics, Creative and Professional Writing, History, Film Studies, and Media Communications.

Student experience

Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned scholars who are imaginative and passionate teachers, invested in your future, your journey at UWE Bristol and beyond. Whether you know what you want to study or are undecided, we’ll support you to make the right choice and help you create a valuable experience, through practice, research, and enterprise.

We make, produce, perform and educate. We look forward to welcoming you into a vibrant and diverse community in one of Britain’s best places to live and learn.

A cultural and creative city

Bristol is recognised as one of the most vibrant and creative cities outside of London. It’s home to global brands from Aardman Animation, the BBC Natural History Unit, Channel 4, Bottleyard Studios and South West News plus thought-leading arts and cultural organisations including Watershed, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Bristol Old Vic. We are proud to be their partners in developing the next generation of talent.

Bristol is also a UNESCO City of Film and member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). This unique blend of creativity and culture make it a great place to live.

Anna Piasecki
Deputy Head of Department

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