The Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries aims to produce creative, reflective, work-ready people who benefit from the University’s impressive links with key industry partners and world-leading research-informed teaching. Our business engagement initiatives are supporting young people with a creative skillset to enter the workplace with credible and relevant experience. This is successfully achieved through partnering with industry whilst still in the learning environment. We would encourage any organisations wishing to work closely with the University to get in touch.


Creative Innovation Zone

The Creative Innovation Zone is the route for businesses to access all of the disciplines offered by the University’s Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries.


Business Gateway
To provide access to talent, skills and resources from our Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries.

Student Experience
To enable our students to respond to business challenges which need creative, innovative and inspiring solutions.

Academic Collaborations
To facilitate short-term opportunities and foster long-term partnerships with our academic expertise.

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Leaders in Residence

The Faculty for Culture and the Creative Industries has successfully built strong and lasting relationships with business leaders who regularly engage with our students and staff. The Leaders in Residence network provides an opportunity to formalise these connections through an agreement that acknowledges the special relationship and the contribution that business leaders bring to the University.

The Leaders in Residence are also the Faculty’s Industry Advisory Board, which is integral to our processes from curriculum conception and development, course approval and review where Leaders in Residence are part of approval panels, through delivery, work experience and assessment to mentoring and supporting graduates into positive outcomes.

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UCLanDance is a Centre for Excellence in Learning, Participation and Advocacy, developing programmes which are deeply rooted in and responsive to our communities in Lancashire, alongside National and International work. We aim to inspire and empower whole communities, with access for all at the heart of our practice. We create opportunities for our students to work closely with industry professionals, undertake expert training and be part of exciting new collaborations in the sector. Students build key networks as well as important skills to succeed as dance artists and enrich our communities through their future work.

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