Unit X is a project spanning Media, Art and Design undergraduate courses at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Unit X gives students a unique sense of independence and professionalism as they work collaboratively with each other, and outside organisations. Students work with studios, venues and businesses across the city in this a novel and dynamic form of teaching and learning, culminating in a city-wide arts festival.

During their first year students work collaboratively to explore their practice, second year students experiment to develop professional approaches to their practice, and third year students focus on engaging with professional issues in relation to their discipline.

The quality, range and diversity of the art and design exhibitions and installations produced by the Manchester School of Art in partnership with the venues and businesses is ample evidence of the city’s continuing vibrant, creative pulse. We hope you will enjoy visiting places you may not have been to before, and seeing places you already know in new and interesting ways.