As part of the university’s interdisciplinary learning environment, you will gain unrivalled access to the full spectrum of art, design and media-making facilities on-site.
You will work in generously equipped and spacious design studios, with skilled technical support staff. Specific resources that you will have access to include our Fab Lab for digital prototyping, as well as wood, metal and glass prototyping workshops, textile design print and digital print facilities, AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp design software and model making, and design intelligence facilities.
We also have knitting and digital embroidery machines, and dye labs. Our photographic resources are among the best in the country: we provide access to large-format scanners as well as fantastic photographic studios, one of which provides an ‘Infinity Cove’, a large white curved solid backdrop for shoots.
With north-facing windows, a ‘methods and process’ area, individual studio space and a specialist life-drawing studio, our impressive, open-plan, triple-height Drawing Studio is a huge space, perfect for many different activities and specialisms.
With views out to sea and 35 metres of print tables to encourage experimentation, our Printed Textile Design Studios also boast a fantastic Mimaki fabric printer, digital embroidery resources, industrial sewing machines, sublimation printers, a dye lab, heat presses, a tufting gun and a Mac suite. It’s got to be one of the best printed textile workshops in the UK.
Our ‘fabrication laboratory’ is kitted-out with the latest in digital design technologies – from 3D printers to 3D scanners, a vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, CNC router and laser cutter. It adds a whole new level of opportunity for students across all creative walks of life.
In the Fabric Lab you will acquire material and process knowledge around texture, pattern, colour and construction – interlacing your skill-set through an understanding of textile and fabric properties.
Our Digital Print Bureau offers affordable and quick print services for all our students who are looking for anything from large-format or solvent printing, to photo printing, scanning or vinyl cutting, and a wide range of finishing services.