Central Saint Martins offers one of the most diverse and comprehensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research degrees in art and design in the UK.

The MA Art and Science offers a structured opportunity to investigate the contemporary and historical context of art and science, embracing the spectrum of inquiry, interaction, and creative endeavour. Through their work, artists and scientists contribute to a greater understanding of what it is to be human and how we relate to the world around us: both require creative insight in their quest for knowledge and the desire to communicate. This course explores research and practice across diverse disciplinary fields and interrogates the social and cultural implications of discovery and invention.

The MA in Character Animation at Central Saint Martins is the leading course in storytelling animation in the UK. The course has developed from a 6 month Certificate, through a year long Diploma to the MA we know and love today. By taking a methodical approach to animation acting and storytelling, its students produce little gems of films that travel the world. Their films are witty, dynamic and unique and never get stuck with a label or house style. Their students are team players and talented individualists, who go on to work in all areas of the animation industry.


Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Imperial College London has a long established reputation for delivering excellent outreach activities to school and college students. Outreach work aims to raise the aspirations of all students, regardless of background, to fulfil their potential and apply to the right university for them and to inspire students in the study of science, technology, engineering and medicine.


The mission of LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery is to engage artists and scientists in new collaborations and to foster long-term cross-disciplinary activity that will provide these communities and the public with greater insight into the broad spectrum of life sciences research. This research-driven gallery space is curated as a collaborative partnership between researchers from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and researchers from the School of Life Sciences, both at the University of Dundee. With up to four exhibitions per year showing work by international artists, LifeSpace’s programme enables opportunities for interdisciplinary art and science interactions.


Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent film, art and digital culture, based in the city’s Cultural Quarter.

Open in its current venue since 2009, the Phoenix shows a monthly programme of independent, world and event cinema. Its regularly changing gallery programme presents exhibitions by both emerging and established media artists and its education work helps people of all ages to learn about, and create their own, film and art.


QUAD is a centre for contemporary art, film and creative use of new technologies that is based in Derby city-centre.

Established in 2006 QUAD curates up to 20 exhibitions per year in Derby, UK and internationally and has three independent cinemas, with extensive participation, education, event, publication, commissioning, curatorial and residency programmes. QUAD is the Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival biennale. Previously commissioned artists include Jane and Louise Wilson, Lindsay Seers, Ronnie Close and Marinella Senatore.


The University of Derby provides over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, covering a range of academic disciplines including; Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Humanities and Science. The College of Arts has its roots in the Derby School of Art, founded over 150 years ago and is a dynamic community developing the very best in creative talent and innovation. Covering a range of disciplines including Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts, the College has developed a range of academic and research relationships with a variety of regional and global partners and institutions. In the City of Derby this includes delivering on projects and teaching in collaboration with QUAD, Deda and Derby Theatre, which is owned and operated by the University.


The University of Salford are the Lead Educational Sponsor of Manchester Science Festival 2016 and will host the Silent Signal exhibition at their MediaCityUK campus from 20-30 October 2016. In keeping with the Salford-Manchester tradition of breaking new ground and innovation, the University is proud to support the wide range of Festival events that together add up to a bold and creative window into the amazing world of science. For more information about the wide range of courses on offer at the University of Salford, from Acoustics to Zoology and everything in between, visit salford.ac.uk.


Vivid Projects is a collaborative agency and project space exploring converging media practice from moving image to performance.

Vivid Projects creates vibrant and challenging art programmes, including exhibitions, film screenings, interventions, talks and music events. Vivid is interested in the social and cultural history of art and media and support audiences to navigate their way through complex and important histories and territories.

Vivid Projects launched in February 2013 and is based in Birmingham.


The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost Institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

The Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team supports dialogue and discussion around the impact of genomics on society by bringing the public to the Campus, through its digital resources, and by promoting genomics education.