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A School of global significance where research and teaching excellence meet creative practice.

We are an award winning, professionally accredited, research and practice intensive interdisciplinary school. Creativity is our currency.

Our work is inter and multidisciplinary cutting across disciplinary boundaries, providing insight, articulating complex relationships, promoting creativity, engaging communities and solving problems at every level, relevant to today’s society, for the future. The School consists of 3 departments and 7 research centres.

We work with over 500 companies every year on ‘live’ projects, challenging briefs, inspiring practice and guest lectures, field trips and studies, inspirational research, making a difference in a diverse set of areas.  Winning many national and international awards and having a strong graduate employment record with our graduates working around the world.

We are very proud of our students. We work collaboratively to meet and exceed their expectations and instill an innovative pedagogical model, which strives for excellence in teaching, research and entrepreneurship.

Our staff are leaders in their areas and we lead globally, significant areas of research and practice.

We are currently in the planning stages of a £30million investment into a new building for the School, to be opened in 2019, building upon our excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art technical facilities. Making for the Physical and the Digital.

We hope that by browsing our School's web page you can appreciate our creative ecosystem and get a feel for the work we do and the environment we have in enabling excellence. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Departments

Architecture and 3D Design

We have a long history of architectural education and stand at 6th in the Guardian League Table for Architecture.

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Art and Communication

The Department of Art and Communication's approach builds on the potential for contemporary, experimental, commercial and trans-disciplinary practices.

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Department of Fashion and Textiles

The Department of Fashion and Textiles aims to be recognized as a global area of excellence in fashion/textile teaching and learning, technology, innovation and research.

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Academic, research, technical and support staff within the School of Art, Design and Architecture

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Research

Discover research in the School of Art, Design and Architecture

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News

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