Manchester School Of Art

As the second oldest design school in Britain, established to provide design training to the manufacturing industry, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are still very much influenced by the specialist needs of industry to provide our students with the essential skills and knowledge for their chosen career.  

We place importance on experimentation and generating creative surprise. We have a playful yet serious approach to media, materials and processes. We are intellectually and academically challenging. We have mutual respect for each other's disciplines and foster an art and design community within the school and the City. We are creative, unconventional and professional.We provide a broad range of architecture, art, design, media and theatre undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a unique creative environment that encourages creative collaboration across the disciplines. We are home to around 3,500 students from all corners of the world who study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses taking inspiration from specialist staff, Manchester and each other.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and our world-classnew School of Art building has been designed with this at its core. It provides a unique community environment for ourstudents to not only explore their own discipline but to watch, listen and learn from those working in other disciplines. Our recent £34M investment in our environment also extends our existing facilities with a major refurbishment of workshops and the purchase of brand new equipment. We recognise the importance of offering both state-of-the-art equipment, alongside the traditional methods and techniques, and the flexibility of our workshops mean that our students are not restricted to only using those associated with their course.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Fashion
Bachelor of Fashion Art Direction
Bachelor of Film and Media Studies
Bachelor of Interactive Arts
Master of Arts in Fashion: Fashion Graphics
Master of Arts in Fashion: Knitwear
Master of Arts in Fashion: Menswear

Noteworthy Alumni

Graduates include Sarah Burton OBE, L.S. Lowry, Julie Walters, Steve Coogan, Liam Spencer, Thomas Heatherwick, Peter Saville, Martin Parr, Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall, Professor Malcolm Garrett and many more.

Life in Manchester

Often referred to as the gateway of the North, Manchester thrives as a cultural hub and vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

Located within walking distance to the city centre, the School of Art is perfectly positioned to benefit from Manchester's dynamic and evolving creative scene. Within recent years many cultural and creative agencies have chosen Manchester and Greater Manchester as their base, providing excellent opportunities for the School of Art and its students.

A city of innovation, Manchester continues to lead the way in culture, music and sport.

Scholarship and Tuition Information

You can find the Tuition Fees for your course on the online prospectus by clicking here. Your application for student finance should be made according to the country you live in.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show