Discover Creative & Performing Arts courses

Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our range of Creative & Performing Arts courses

Location: Hitchin Campus

  • Art and design
  • Fashion
  • Creative media
  • Graphic design
  • Performing arts

University of Arts London

Our courses are awarded by University of Arts London (UAL), the second-best university in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings 2020).

Every year our students can apply for their prestigious Insights Programme which offers fantastic work experience and a guaranteed interview.

Competitions and work experience

We encourage students to take up a range of competitions and work experience opportunities. We are a flagship centre for the Royal Opera House Design Challenge and previous winners have  exhibited at the V&A and gained work experience in the props department at the Royal Opera House. The Design Challenge allows all students to enter a professional competition exploring the world of ballet or opera through one of four categories; set design, costume design, marketing or hair and makeup.

We host regular Industry Days where students can meet creatives from industry leaders such as ITN, Canon and the Royal TV Society.

Gain experience working with a variety of industry specialists


  • Friends of the Earth
  • FOTW
  • National Theatre
  • Royal Opera House
“Whilst on my NHC  course, I took part in UAL’s Insight Programme which opened new doors for me and showed me what it takes to be successful in the Creative Industries.
“I am now starting my degree in Fashion Communication at Central St Martins.”

Lingani Noah, former Media Production student, now studying for a fashion degree at Central St Martins