About The Faculty
The University of Central Lancashire was established in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. Following on from those humble beginnings, construction of the Harris Institute was established in 1882 ‘for the promotion of Art, Literature and the Advancement of Technical Education’. 135 years on, and this foundation in the arts has evolved into what is now the award-winning Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries (FCCI).
The Faculty is made up of four Schools that offer a vibrant range of subjects. These are the School of Art, Design & Fashion, including the Grenfell- Baines Institute of Architecture, the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, the School of Language and Global Studies, and the School of Humanities and the Social Sciences. Our students and staff work creatively and collaboratively across this exciting range of disciplines to open up new avenues to explore and new opportunities for learning. This was recognised in 2016 when the Faculty was awarded the coveted Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for its work in developing a revolutionary sustainable fundraising platform that enables the music industry to make use of sounds from extremely rare and exotic instruments.
Our vision is to be the number one destination for the study of culture and the creative industries. We aim to produce creative, reflective, work-ready graduates who benefit from our links with industry and world-leading research-informed teaching.
It’s an exciting time to join us. Thank you for your interest in what we do.