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About us

Futureworks is an independent higher education provider based in the centre of Manchester, which delivers a specialised program of degrees designed to launch careers in the creative industries. From games design and animation to music production, filmmaking and visual effects, our courses are designed to prepare students for a rewarding and successful career in the subject they’re passionate about.

Our tutors are not just highly experienced in teaching and supporting students, but are also active industry professionals. This means that students are taught by creatives at the forefront of developments in their respective industries, and who can give expert guidance and insights.

For students looking to embark on a career in the creative industries, Futureworks provides globally recognised qualifications, with an impressive variety of studios and spaces furnished with industry-standard equipment and facilities.

Futureworks Manchester

Futureworks provides world-class education and training in Sound, Music, Film & TV, Games, Animation and Visual Effects – based in the centre of Manchester, in the North West of England – our premises, designed and fitted from scratch, boasts state of the art studios and high-spec production facilities built to industry standards.

What makes us different

Employability lies at the heart of Futureworks. We believe that a student’s first day at Futureworks is their first day as an industry professional, with a focus on developing professional skills such as communication, networking and project management.

Students looking to release music can use Futureworks Music, our multi genre, in-house record label which has been distributing student and alumni productions into the global marketplace since 2011. The team has over 20 years of industry experience, covering live performance, artist management and business support – giving students the opportunity to break into the commercial world.

Futureworks graduates have found work at leading AAA game Studios, and pioneering film, music and broadcast companies such as EA Games, Sony, Warner Brothers, Rockstar Games, BBC, and many more. We also run careers events and publishes a monthly careers newsletter with the latest industry news and job opportunities.

We have five floors of high specification audio studios, edit suites, dubbing theatres, creative workstations, and computer labs, all equipped with the latest industry standard hardware and software. We also have our own purpose-built film studios, complete with green screen and motion capture facilities – Futureworks Studios, located at MediaCityUK. At Futureworks, you will be surrounded by musicians, producers, film makers, editors, designers and artists – all focused on producing original and creative works

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Futureworks (Manchester)

New Bailey Street, Riverside, Manchester, M3 5FS