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University’s new Creative Manchester project is officially launched

The University of Manchester has officially launched its new Creative Manchester project, which is investing £3.3m to support its ambitious arts, cultural and creative industries strategy.

The creative industry sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK, which accounts for over 5% of the UK’s economy and employs 2 million people. Creative Manchester aims to position the University as a leading player in this sector at local, national and international level, and at the forefront of public conversations about the role of Arts and Humanities.

It builds on commitments made by the Government in the recent Industrial Strategy White Paper by providing an opportunity to develop exciting new courses such as Heritage Studies, which will attract the very best students with the brightest talent to the city. This complements the University’s wide range of existing undergraduate and postgraduate courses centred on the creative industries, including Art Gallery and Museum Studies, Arts Management, Creative Writing, Drama, Music, Film Studies and Screenwriting.