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Working with
Schools & Teachers

The Art & Design Outreach Team at Manchester School of Art works in partnership with schools across the region to raise the creative aspirations and highlight the possibilities available to young people through a variety of events and activities

Our programme for schools and teachers has been designed to engage with learners from Year 4 up to Year 13 in creative events and activities that are both engaging and educational. We work closely with Undergraduate Art Mentors who have a broad range of skills to offer through the delivery of workshops.

Creative Futures

Creative Futures

6 February 2020

Creative Futures is an event for Teachers, Parents, Carers and Pupils to find out more about the Creative Careers sector. Discover what happens when you study a creative option by meeting our students, graduates, alumni and staff. Immerse yourself in the innovative environment of Manchester School of Art through talks, tours, workshops and fun activities.

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What's your Creative Future?

Most Likely to Succeed

Documentary Film Screening

12 February 2020

Manchester School of Art is hosting a special film screening event as part of our campaign to share the potential of creative subjects for young people thinking about their future careers. Most Likely to Succeed is a groundbreaking documentary about education and curriculum reform in 21st century America directed by Greg Whiteley and produced by Ted Dintersmith.

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Degree Show /
Interrogate the Art School

We welcome visits by school and college groups to our annual Degree Show in June.

We also offer free tailored workshops on how to interrogate the Degree Show and find out as much information about Manchester School of Art as you possibly can.

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Summer Schools

Manchester School of Art runs summer creative programmes, giving young people the opportunity to come and explore being creative through innovative workshops and exciting techniques.

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Digital Designer in Residence

This scheme supports teachers interested in developing cultural collaborative projects fusing innovative digital design(er) practice to the needs of the creative curriculum in schools.

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Continuing Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Manchester School of Art has has a rich history of running external projects within schools, art galleries and the broader community. Staff, students and graduates have considerable expertise and experience in initiating, managing and delivering a wide range of projects that focus on learning through doing.

The Outreach Team aims to provide access to this knowledge base through:

  • Hosting networking events
  • Providing access to expertise and support
  • Delivering CPD for teachers

We are continually seeking opportunities for developing new networks and collaborative projects, please contact us for more information.


  • The Peppered Moth story is a Manchester story, a story of change. We want to use that story in creative ways, incorporating Science and the Arts, and involving people. We want to find ways to talk about and think about positive futures for people and nature in Manchester and the wider world. More details