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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Creative Arts - Art, Design, Theatre & Music - Undergraduate courses

Over 100 years of creative expertise

Our specialist arts campus at West Durrington evolved from the former West Sussex College of Art and Design, founded in 1912 and today it is the largest provider of undergraduate courses for the creative industries in West Sussex.

Over 100 years of creative expertise

Employment-focused courses

Our teaching staff are practitioners from the creative industries and our facilities on campus are industry-standard. Inspectors and reviewers from TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) and QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) have both praised the employment relevance of our courses and the quality of our graduates. 

Employment-focused courses

MET University Centre - Art and Design

Our vibrant art and design courses will help you build the technical skills employers are looking for in a supportive environment.

Check out this video to see some of the amazing artwork our students have produced.

MET University Centre - Theatre Arts

Our theatre arts courses are based in our professional Northbrook Theatre.

We work with industry professionals to ensure our courses are highly relevant and career-focused. Watch to find out more about our incredible facilities.

MET University Centre - Music

The music facilities at our specialist arts campus are truly spectacular, with 17 hi-spec studios, 5 acoustically balanced live rooms, 3 Mac suites and a DJ room.

Our tutors are passionate music industry professionals, who will work with you to get the most from your degree course.

Praise from inspectors

The MET has been awarded a 'Silver' in the government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Inspectors commented: "High levels of employer engagement in programme design ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills most highly valued by employers."

The MET is also regularly reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency. Reviewers said: "Employers met by the review team warmly endorsed the College's strategic vision and praised its proactive approach to employer engagement and the quality of its graduates."

Praise from inspectors

Nurturing individual success

Our supportive learning culture encourages students to reach their academic and creative potential. Small group teaching and personalised tutor support allow students to build confidence and develop their skills in a friendly atmosphere.

Our dedication to nurturing individual talent and ability results in a high proportion of students graduating with first class BA degrees and winning national awards.

Nurturing individual success

Arts specialist campus

Our West Durrington campus is purpose built for the creative industries, with industry-standard facilities, including our state-of-the-art recording studios, professional theatre, design studios, print machines, 3D craft workshops and digital suites.

Arts specialist campus