Picking the right course at university is a huge decision and one which can influence your career choices after you graduate. Courses have developed over the years from the traditional science and arts courses, and now more unusual courses are offered by a number of Universities. Here are ten unique university courses in the creative arts:

  1. Prop Making and Special Effects at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

    This foundation degree is perfect for anyone interested in a career in the world of the theatre which is not on the stage or would like to create props and special effects for television and cinema.
  2. Artist blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts

    This degree is the only undergraduate degree of its type in the UK. It fully immerses students in the practice of contemporary forged metalwork. It also offers opportunity for study in Sweden and the USA.
  3. Musical instrument craft at Lincoln College

    There are four different courses depending on which instrument you would like to study. Options include guitar, piano, violin and woodwind. These courses are aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in making instruments as well as repairing them.
  4. Furniture design at the University of Wolverhampton

    This course, not only looks at the artistic side of furniture design but also the commercial practice and environmental sustainability – it’s creative but also gives you a well-rounded understanding of the whole industry.
  5. Glass: Architectural Arts at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    This degree gives all of the specialist skills that you would need to work with glass commercially and artistically. It looks at traditional methods as well as discovering new technologies.
  6. Product Design and Craft (with overseas study) at Manchester Metropolitan University

    This unique university course looks at the material world around us, encouraging students to think about the reasons why people gather certain objects around us before then teaching students to develop a craft and design ethos.
  7. Computer Games Design: Story Development at University of East London

    This course is the only one in the UK which is not about computing or the arts, but actually looks at designing ‘experiences of play’ and the emotional experiences gained during game playing.
  8. Scottish Literature at University of Edinburgh

    This Masters course gives students a detailed knowledge of all major periods of Scottish literature from the middle ages to the present, allowing students to fully immerse in an area of literature which is often overlooked.
  9. Horology at Birmingham City University

    This unique university course looks at the theory of horology as well as equipping students with the practical skills to be able to design, repair and restore all aspects of clocks and watches. The course boasts impressive industry partners such as Cartier, Montblanc and Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.
  10. Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Bath Spa University

    This unique course focuses on the physical aspect of circus performance and has regular opportunities to perform using specialist circus venues and equipment.

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