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Art School Credit

Manchester School of Art is delighted to announce the continuation of its Art School Credit Scheme for the 2016/17 academic year.

This scheme aims to assist School of Art students with the additional costs of materials associated with art and design courses. The Art School credit will be added to your MetCard and you can use this to directly pay for materials and consumables on campus.

For those students studying a practice based course (these courses are detailed below), first years will receive £200 in total in the Autumn term (£180 Art School Credit + £20 MetCard credit). Returning students will receive £200 in total (Art School Credit only) for the new academic year.

  • BA (Hons) Acting
  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Creative Multimedia
  • BA (Hons) Creative Practice
  • BA (Hons) Art History & Curating
  • BA (Hons) Fashion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction
  • BA (Hons) Filmmaking
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art & Art History
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation
  • BA (Hons) Interactive Arts
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

For those students studying a theory based course (these courses are detailed below), first years will receive £50 in total in the Autumn term (£30 Art School Credit + £20 MetCard credit). Returning students will receive £50 in total (Art School Credit only).

  • BA (Hons) Art History
  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

Are BTEC Foundation Diploma students included in the scheme?

We regret we cannot include BTEC Foundation Diploma students in the scheme because it is pre-degree course which has significantly lower fees or no fees. However, Foundation Diploma students will still receive a MetCard which can be used for purchases.

Are International Students included?

Yes, eligible Non-EU International students will also be recipients of the Art School Credit.

What about other courses at MMU?

This scheme is an exclusive award for the School of Art undergraduate courses listed above. However all new MMU undergraduate students will receive an automatic £20 credit on their MetCard at the start of the year.

What about returning students?

Returning students who received the Art School Credit in 2015/16 will receive a further credit in the new academic year.

When will I receive it?

For the 2017/18 academic year, we aim to pay the Art School Credit to your MetCard by Monday 27 November 2017. You must ensure that you have activated your MetCard and that you have no outstanding debt otherwise this will delay you receiving the credit.

What other financial support is available?

Please refer to the Money Matters site for further information about available support packages and bursaries.