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Student life

Futureworks works hard to ensure that the voice of its student population is represented and that students remain at the centre of decision-making policies and processes. Each semester, students are given the opportunity to be directly involved with school committee meetings, where they can bring forward issues for discussion with their programme leaders and Head of School.

At an institutional level, lead student partners are able to take part in the Academic Board, the Access & Participation working group and are also invited to become Widening Participation Ambassadors.

Students also run their own Student Partner Committee which focuses directly on the student experience. This committee has successfully run community events, set up an online community discord server and also led successful initiatives such as removing vaping in communal spaces and implementing free sanitary products in the Futureworks buildings.

What's it like to live in North West?
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The North West is made up of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Its two biggest cities, Liverpool and Manchester, are global landmarks in music and football history.

The region was the heart of the industrial revolution – at one time, Lancashire produced half the world’s cotton. Many architectural reminders of this era remain, like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks and Chester's Victorian centre.

The stunning Lake District – home to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – needs no filters, while Blackpool is a seaside adventure.

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What's it like to live in Manchester?
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The north's largest city has a diverse population, music heritage and sporting history.

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Campus and facilities

Futureworks’ purpose-built Riverside building contains five storeys of specialist facilities, training spaces and technological resources for students to use during their studies. Facilities include:

Mastering Studio

VO Studio

Neve Studio

Neve 51 Studio

Foley Studio

Post-production suites

Colour grading suite

Avid S6 Cinema Studio

SSL Studio

Custom Pre-Studio

Toft Studio

Studios are equipped with current and classic audio hardware, featuring a selection of powerful and industry standard plugins. Students enjoy access to the MediaCityUK film studio, where the BBC, ITV and many independent production houses maintain major production facilities.

This dedicated filming studio is packed with industry-grade equipment, including a motion capture suite, set-building facilities, and professional grade lighting equipment.

Course locations

Futureworks (Manchester)

New Bailey Street, Riverside, Manchester, M3 5FS