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 instil 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 opened our new building for the School in September 2019. The Barbara Hepworth Building is a beacon of innovation, the open studio environment empowers students through the co-location of disciplines with the same learning spaces.

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.



Architecture and 3D Design

We have a long history of architectural education, since the school of Architecture was first established by Norman Culley in 1921.


Art and Communication

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


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.

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



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