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Why study The Arts?

Get creative with an arts-based degree. Whether it’s photography, painting, printmaking and illustration, or music, fashion, theatre and TV, there’s an option to inspire your creativity! Are you ready to express yourself and become the next rising star of the art world?

  • Like the idea of studying Theatre Arts in New York? Or maybe Fashion in the UK? We'll help you find a degree that’s right for you.
  • Get hands-on with specialist equipment: 3D printing, digital pattern-cutting software, professional filmmaking cameras, audio-mixing labs and much more.
  • Technical and creative spaces to perform and exhibit your work, from galleries and theaters, to full-scale TV and radio studios.
  • Commissions and real-world briefs, internships and guest speakers all provide the industry experience you need to succeed.
  • Opens doors to careers in many diverse fields, from arts management to filmmaking and fashion design to reporting.

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Why choose a liberal arts education

Meet Mursaleen, an Economics Major and Business Studies and Photography Double Minor at Drew. Thanks to his interdisciplinary program, he’s discovered there are lots of job opportunities available to him.

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Inspiring art galleries to visit

There are great art galleries on your doorstep in Manchester. Art student Cindy from Myanmar loves to visit them, and also recommends a trip to galleries in Glasgow and nearby Liverpool too.

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Learning music at Illinois State

Passionate about all things musical, Guanghao from China studied a Master’s in Music at Illinois State. By joining the University’s brass quintet, he was able to fine-tune his skills outside of the classroom.

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Which university can I study The Arts at?

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Study Theatre Arts at Drew University

Immerse yourself in the world of theater through hands-on workshops and attending live performances. A semester in New York City gives you the unique opportunity to work with an award-winning professional theater company!

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Study Media and Communication at Hofstra University

What better place to study radio, television and film than media capital of the world, New York! Learn the latest in digital storytelling, use industry-standard equipment and get set to launch your media career.

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Study Fine Arts at Illinois State University

Work with visiting artists to learn new approaches to making art. You’ll have access to a letterpress for printmaking, facilities for glassblowing, a photography darkroom and green screen room.

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Study Art at Manchester Metropolitan University

Choose from Fine Art to Fashion at one of the UK’s biggest and oldest art schools. Through future-facing programs, you’ll gain industry experience, work on real briefs and develop your creative skills.

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Study Art at INTO London

There's no better place to study a degree in the Arts than the creative capital of the world - London. What's more you can make use of the specialist INTO London Art Studio!

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