• SAAS Funding Awareness

  • School of Media, Culture and Society provides industry-ready degree programmes, designed by staff with wide-ranging experience. It strives to produce graduates who will be able to compete successfully in their chosen sectors, set up their own production company/creative business, and demonstrate a critically aware, theoretically informed view of their discipline. 

    The School leads UWS’ Creative Media Academy - one of only three Creative Skillset Academies in Scotland - an industry-accredited network of excellence.

  • Work Experience

    Across all degree programmes, all students have the opportunity to go out to undertake work experience. We have over 370 placement partners across all areas of the media, design, music and performance industries. 

    If you require any further details contact us  

  • Timetables

    To access your timetables please visit the Student Timetable website. Please note the system defaults to individual modules, so search by group or department to find programme timetables.

  • What Our Students Say

    Barry-Maclean"UWS is an amazing place to work, play and study. If you want the best facilities and the best lecturers then you want to be here."
    Barry Maclean, CCI student
  • "At university you get the experience of a creative education and have a good time studying some of the most interesting things you’ll ever learn. I play guitar and sing in a band and I’m pretty involved with our student radio station. It’s easy to do lots of extra-curricular projects for fun since we have great access to film cameras and studios. Some of the lecturers are geniuses! I find them very inspiring."
    Phil Anderson, Broadcast Production Student
  • Paul-Donnelly-CCI-student"The BA Performance was a natural progression from the college course I was studying. It equips you with quite a diverse range of skills and it’s practical. I use the techniques from the programme for both acting and script-writing. It offered me flexibility as I could continue to study while working as an actor."
    Paul Donnelly, Actor
  • "I’d started out studying journalism but realised my main interest was in politics, so I decided to enrol at UWS. The class sizes at the University, especially in the social sciences seminars, mean that you get to know people and feel comfortable in the groups."
    Ciaran O’Grady, Social Sciences student
  • "I chose to study BA Performance at UWS to help me further my career. I was already working as an actress and the programme offered new opportunities for me to explore. I also made some useful industry contacts. After leaving UWS I’ve worked on a number of exciting projects and the play that I’ve written was recently on at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow."
    Julie Tsang, Actor and Playwright
  • "Winning this award has given me reassurance and confidence in my ability to work with service users effectively and in an individual, person-centred manner. During my placement I learned a great deal about myself as an individual and as a social worker. I’m still developing in my role, but this award has given me the belief that I am heading in the right direction."
    Stacey Thomson, Student Social Worker of the Year 2008
  • What Our Students Say

    "I’m in my second year of my Social Work degree at UWS. I like working with people, I’m told I’m a good listener and everybody describes me as a ‘people person’. When I graduate I’d like a career where I can help people and really make a difference.

    The placement element of my course is excellent; it’s great to put what I’ve been learning at university into practice in a real life situation. Social Work students are assigned a personal mentor, and the mix of theory and practice-based learning is a good way to study, especially for this course. It consolidates learning and makes it so much easier to remember.

    Facilities on campus are excellent and the library is huge. I’ll be working there when I have to write an essay based on my placement experience – the resources available are amazing.

    I’ve found the social work lecturers to be really enthusiastic about their job, many of them have years of experience working in the profession. They genuinely care and want me to succeed."
    Kiara Mayne, BA Social Work student
  • The showcase events bring together the best work of students from across the school. The Showcase highlights students' work to industry experts, future employers and the general public. 

    Film shows and music performances combine with prize-giving events, to present a narrative of the School's, and each student's, journey and growth through the year. 

    Everyone is welcome to come and help celebrate the work of our students.

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  • Student Quote

    "After studying for a Higher National Diploma at college I joined third year of the BA Cotemporary Screen Acting at UWS Ayr Campus. It was a really intense course and during that time I grew as both a person and an actor. It also made me realise that I love being behind the camera just as much as being in front of it. The lecturers have industry experience and often bring in their contacts to share their expertise. I’ve now moved on to a postgraduate degree in Creative Media Practice; the facilities at Ayr are excellent and studios are industry-standard. The residences are stunning and I’d recommend living away from home to anyone – it helps you find your feet and makes you independent.

    Away from my studies, one of my big passions is American football; I’ve been playing since I was a kid. I play for the UWS Pyros squad, the team spirit is great and I really enjoy the banter!

    Ayr is set on the banks of the river, there’s lots near-by: Ailsa Craig, the beach, the town centre and of course it’s Burns territory. It’s also close to Prestwick Airport, so it’s easy to hop on a plane to Europe or further afield and it’s cheaper than some of the city airports.

    UWS is a modern university, and when people see the courses, facilities and experience on offer, I’m sure they’ll do what I did and think it’s perfect for their needs."
    Rebecca Skinner, Creative and Cultural student