Arts students can expect fully equipped workshops and studios with specialist areas and plenty of natural light. All full-time Fine Art students are provided with a large individual workspace in the Edward James Studios which they have access to seven days a week, 8.30am to 9pm. A self-contained Print Room offers specialist facilities for etching, aquatint, monoprinting, woodblock and linocut.
Fine Art students benefit from the following facilities:
- Large dedicated studios with plenty of natural light
- Materials and tools store, photographic darkroom and print room
- Seminar room
- Exhibition, performance and research spaces
- IT suite with digital editing software
- Design and film editing software
- Sculpture courtyard for large scale work (also suitable for stone carving)
- Studio dedicated to interdisciplinary tapestry and textile art
- Access to the Dye Room, a specialist facility for the dying of yarn
Students are encouraged to collaborate with other College departments - particularly the full-time programmes in the School of Conservation - making the most of the wide range of specialist knowledge, materials and equipment that is available. The Short Course programme also gives you access to a wide range of visiting tutors and specialist techniques to further enhance your studies.
Foundation Diplomas in Art
Students on the FdA courses benefit from purpose-built workshops where you will have your own workbench and storage for personal tools and equipment. Specialist facilities include a separate machine shop and varnishing room for students specialising in musical instruments and a forge for students on the metalworking course.