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Welcome to the School of Art and Design. The School is situated in what was, in the 19th Century, a hat factory.

The School of Art and Design has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this was reflected when we came in the top 15 for Art and Design courses in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

Studying in the School will give you personal access to a young and creative team of successful practitioners and academics who regularly publish, design and exhibit Nationally and Internationally, in art and design and, the creative industries. All are dedicated to teaching and the privileges this brings.

Our courses provide a rigorous and supportive academic framework for your studies whilst equally providing access to the professional networks which our staff maintain and work within.

The courses strongly reflect our belief in the professional world of ‘work’ and we pride ourselves, not only on our high graduate employment figures, but on how our teaching and projects reflect the vibrant practices of contemporary art, design and fashion.