School of Art, Margaret Street
Home of the School of Art, Margaret Street is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary educational environments in the country. This beautiful listed Venetian Gothic building is a fitting home for a stunning modern art school with light airy studios and cutting-edge technology.
Purpose-built for the study of art in 1844, Margaret Street is appropriately located in the city centre’s museum and gallery area. While retaining the original wood interiors, stained glass windows and mosaic floors, north facing studio lighting and splendid stairwells, Associated Architects designed and installed – as a part of the £5.5 million refurbishment programme in 1995 – state-of-the-art floating mezzanine levels, glass lifts, spiral staircases, darkrooms, canteen and specialist work spaces. It is a perfect marriage.
Subjects taught here:
- BA (Hons) Fine Art
- BA (Hons) Art and Design
- MA Fine Art
- MA Art and Education
- MA History of Art and Design
- MA Art and Project Management
- MA Art, Health and Well-Being
- MA Contemporary Curatorial Practices
- MA Art Practice and Education
- MA Digital Arts in Performance
- MA Queer Studies in Arts and Culture
- Artist Teacher Scheme
The building has won numerous awards for the restoration of its spectacular architecture.
The School of Art also boasts:
- Specialist fine art library
- Bookable installation and viewing spaces
- ARTicle Gallery
- Digital suite
- Workshops – for wood, metal, plaster, fibreglass, ceramics, digital media, print and photography
- Faculty archives
There is a range of study areas and studio spaces for students to fully research, explore and test out their ideas and we have gallery space, bookable installation and viewing spaces for students to curate exhibitions, build large-scale works, document or film work in.