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Come and study in the Department of Creative Arts. We offer exciting industry relevant degree programmes in a broad variety of interdisciplinary subject areas. Providing a rich academic experience, underpinned by an eclectic mix of staff research and opportunities for you to develop into the next generation of creative arts professionals.

We are a is dynamic, stimulating and positive department. With a space that thrives on curiosity, creativity and collective endeavours while nurturing individual responsibility, adaptability and vision. We allow you to flourish in an environment that promotes debate, shared risk-taking and mutual empowerment. Leading to a rich understanding of the histories of your discipline, and the skills and techniques of contemporary practice. We see the link between thinking and doing as inseparable and mutually informing. We will provide you with an academic undergraduate experience that will prepare you for a wide and varied range of employment.

  • Develop your creativity.
  • Broaden and specialise your subject specific knowledge.
  • Stimulate your personal and interpersonal development.
  • Develop your independent learning skills.
  • Develop your collaborative and team working skills.
  • Develop presentation, organisational and communication skills.

Subject areas


Edge Hill University has excellent facilities located in the Creative Edge and The Arts Centre.

Creative Edge hosts two TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, two recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, a photographic studio, a radio studio, and individual rehearsal rooms. The innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain skills and practical experience using industry standard equipment. Dedicated technical support in the use all facilities are available from our highly experienced support staff.

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Employability, enterprise and careers

Working closely with industry partners and the Employability, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (E3i) team, we develop opportunities across all programmes. These collaborations ensure progressive, relevant modules, co-designed with industry input at the heart.

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Things you need to know


Paula Keaveney’s Political Week

Senior lecturer in politics Paula Keaveney trains a critical eye on the current trials and tribulations of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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Real-world experience – geography and geology

In December 1972, Harrison Schmitt became the first professional geologist to set foot on the moon, as part of the crew of Apollo 17. He and his crew-member collected over 115kg of rocks and other materials from the surface.

We can’t guarantee you’ll make it all the way to the moon, but a degree in the geosciences is certainly a route to a rewarding career.

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Life Thru a Lens

Researcher and lecturer in Ecology Dr Thom Dallimore is responsible for Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy within the department. He’s showing us around the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) facilities within the Department of Biology.

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Career enhancing opportunities – Nutrition and Health

On our BSc Nutrition and Health degree you’ll gain first-hand experience through a range of opportunities including work placements. Find out more.

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Achieving your dreams – Chloe Moran, LLB (Hons) Law

Studying law at Edge Hill was the first step that current student Chloe Moran took towards achieving her dream of becoming a solicitor.

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Career enhancing opportunities – computing and IT

In the Department of Computer Science, one of our top priorities is to equip students with skills and knowledge to succeed in their future career. All of our degree programmes are informed by representatives in industry and professional bodies – ensuring your skills are as up to date as possible.

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Real-world experience – mental health and counselling

Practice-based learning and real-world experience is embedded throughout all of our Mental Health and Counselling Programmes.

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Student opportunities to consider when choosing where to study

Your success matters to us at Edge Hill. Which is why we create as many opportunities as possible to help you to stand out as a graduate.

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University explained

This handy list terms will help you to understand when you aren’t sure what universities are talking about.

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Accountancy in society

Professor of Accountancy, Alisdair Dobie, is interested is interactions between accounting and society, particularly the changes in accounting and what this means for society.

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Movie train – Carl Hunter

Some may know Carl Hunter as a member of The Farm, most of our film, media and television students just know him as Carl, one of their lecturers.

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Programme for children and young people highlights effects of loneliness.

Tackling the Blues mental health programme for children and young people is highlighting the effects of loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Current collaborations

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Department of Creative Arts
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom