Institute Cultural and Creative Industries

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Join us to create the future together

Welcome to the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries. We are home to a diverse community of academics, art professionals, students and business leaders who believe that creativity can change the world. We are a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England and members of Creative UK and Immerse UK. Here, we celebrate creativity, promoting creative courses, supporting our students, alumni, regional businesses and creative industries, highlighting the brilliant, creative research happening across our campuses.


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Cinema, Theatre, Live events

Our pioneering and dynamic arts organisation.

The Gulbenkian

We deliver a superb arts programme to our community, through events on campus at our Gulbenkian Arts Centre and Colyer Fergusson Concert Hall, and off campus events working across the entire Kent and Medway region.  


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Making Music at Kent

Our beautiful concert hall 

Whatever you study, make music!

Open to all students

We bring together and energise the wealth of creative knowledge and expertise that exists at the University of Kent, inspiring the next generation of thinkers and leading the development of exciting new creative industries in our region.

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Cultural Development Fund

Our ambition: to transform 60 miles of the Thames Estuary across Essex and Kent into one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.