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Come and study in the Creative Arts department. We offer exciting industry relevant degree programmes in a variety of interdisciplinary subject areas. You will enjoy 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 dynamic, stimulating and positive department. We thrive on curiosity, creativity and collective endeavours while nurturing individual responsibility, adaptability and vision. Studying with us will allow you to flourish in an environment that promotes debate, shared risk-taking and mutual empowerment. You will develop a rich understanding of the histories of your discipline, and the skills and techniques of contemporary practice. We strongly believe that the link between thinking and doing is inseparable and mutually informing. Therefore, the Creative Arts department will provide you with an academic 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
  • individual rehearsal rooms.

The resources are designed to ensure you gain skills and experience using industry standard equipment. Dedicated technical support in the 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


An image of three performers on a stage.

Dragged into the limelight

ark Edward describes himself as a “tart-tongued queer”. But he didn’t always. He has been “researching” his identity most of his life, firstly as a young person on a personal journey of self-discovery, then as an academic. We talk to Mark about his research into who he is.

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What’s the buzz?

We meet two Musical Theatre students who gave their world premiere performance…on campus.

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Sound Czech

Czech Jan Titlbach graduated in 2018. A drummer whose favourite instrument is actually the piano, Jan valued every module, whether he liked it or not, because he believes there is always something interesting or useful to take away.

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Career enhancing opportunities – English and creative writing

We understand the value of providing students with a first-hand experience of literary and language locations, hands-on research, and the chance to put skills into practice in real-world settings. Find out more about the opportunities on our English and creative writing courses.

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An extra dimension

Dominic Spall graduated in 2019 and now works as a designer and freelancer. He tells us about his experiences on the BA Animation degree and what he’s been up to since graduating.

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Career enhancing opportunities in film, media and television

Substantial professional development is built into our programmes, designed to help you harness your abilities.

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Practice makes perfect

An overview of the practical experience gained from our film and television students.

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Clearing story

My Clearing Story: Tom

I chose Edge Hill for Clearing after reading about their Music Production course, it just told me I had to go!

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More than your name in lights

Our academics are accomplished performers, with industry links both regionally and nationally. They will prepare you for your chosen career.

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Top gear

Our Animation degree teaches you how to animate the old fashioned way, while introducing you to time saving technology.

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We really need to talk about Buffy

When Professor Matthew Pateman, tuned into his first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, he was hooked. Over 20 years later, he’s still talking about Buffy.

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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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Current collaborations

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BAFTA Albert logo
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Find us:

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