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School of Creative Arts

Welcome to the School of Creative Arts. Discover our range of courses, subject areas, teaching staff, facilities and more.

The School of Creative Arts has a history that dates back to 1852, with the founding of the Cheltenham School of Art.

Our reputation is based on our students and staff, and our commitment to creative practice and innovation. We collaborate and develop outstanding work across a wide range of creative and cultural subject areas.

We work closely with the UK, international arts and creative sectors – our network of industry partners will help you develop your work, collaborative skills, and build up your professional portfolio. Working in our high-tech creative and production facilities, you’ll produce work that will enable you to progress into a rewarding career as a creative arts professional.

Our graduates are successful and award-winning designers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, poets, and historians, and as part of our careers promise, we will support you in shaping your career path to match your aspirations.

Our campuses

Courses in the School of Creative Arts are taught across campuses in Cheltenham in Gloucester.

Discover our campuses.

Birds eye view of Park campus

Subject areas

You can view all of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Creative Arts, or explore our courses by subject below.

You can also view all courses within the school or search using the course finder.

Stories from our students

Collaboration, inclusion and change-making are at the heart of our creative community. Our students connect and collaborate across subject areas, and with our partners, both regional and international.

As a student in the School of Creative Arts, you’ll work on industry briefs, undertake placements, engage with our civic and community partners, and be an advocate for the vital role that the creative arts play in society.

Our staff

Our staff are researchers and industry experts, combining teaching with an active career in the creative sector, and producing research of the highest quality.

In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, our work was rated as internationally excellent, and as a creative arts student, you’ll work with people who are experts in their disciplines.

View staff in the School of Creative Arts below.

Christian O'Connell

Decolonising the curriculum

Watch the video to find out about the work being done at UoG to decolonise our course modules.


Academics and students across the School of Creative Arts contribute to a range of research projects. Discover our research priority areas and projects below.