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School of Arts

Be visionary in specialist studios with the latest industry technology, collaborate with other artists and designers as well as media and technology students, and be inspired by practising professionals to develop your own authentic voice.

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​The creative world is changing

As a creative community with great heritage, the School of Arts is preparing you for this new landscape through the provision of education, knowledge and choices. We’re opening up an entire world that takes you on a journey, whether this is towards further study or working in a national or international sphere.

As a student you’ll be empowered, challenged, developed. You’ll discover your voice. Everyone wants to employ people who can think. Our students are taught how to do this – but also to think differently – and we give you the confidence to bring all this talent out into the world.

Why not talk to a current student at the university.

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Dedicated studios

Our spacious creative and performing arts studios are equipped with industry standard facilities from harlequin-spring dance floors to 3D printers.

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The Design Centre

Our new Design Centre offers a professional building for students to develop their creative talent.

Take a virtual tour of the ground floor and first floor.

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Your portfolio

Gain exposure through local and international exhibitions and discover new audiences for your work.

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A global outlook

Be inspired on trips across the globe. Our students visit Paris, Vancouver, Spain, Berlin, Vienna and many more*.

*Cost of trips not included in course fees.

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