Our facilities

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Our School is housed in a single site at the heart of campus which has been designed to best meet the needs of our students. Here you will find light, open studios, versatile exhibition spaces, welcoming social areas, comfortable and well equipped seminar rooms, and a range of dedicated facilities which can be accessed 24 hours a day.

These include:

  • iMac and PC computer suites for video editing, animation and image manipulation;
  • printmaking workshops for etching, relief and screen printing;
  • a woodworking and casting area;
  • a photography darkroom for film developing and printing;
  • digital and 3D printing facilities.

Additional facilities are available nearby, including a 24 hour accessible computer suite.

The School has a team of experienced technicians who can assist and advise our fine art students throughout their course.

Fine art studios

We have seven light and spacious studios. As a fine art student (either undergraduate or postgraduate), you will be provided with space in one of our studios, according to your practice and needs.

Postgraduate researchers can use a dedicated hub which provides space for four postgraduate researchers on a rotatation basis.

Each studio space has designated studio representatives and mentors. Because year groups are mixed in the undergraduate studios, there is always a student nearby to support you when you embark on a new project.

You are encouraged to regularly host open studio events, to help you to develop your curatorial practice. These provide great feedback from visitors and tutors which will help you to continue to think about how audiences encounter your work.

Postgraduate research rooms

Postgraduate researchers have access to one of our two large postgraduate research rooms. Each room has PCs, spacious desks and bookshelves, with access to a dining kitchen area shared with academic staff.

These dedicated rooms provide an excellent setting for working with your fellow researchers and enhance the sense of a supportive postgraduate research community. They have created a welcoming environment for many conversations that have led to seminars and conferences run by our doctoral students.

Student common room

Our large student common room sits at the heart of the School and offers a shared space for students across all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

In addition to offering space to study, meet with other students or relax between classes, the common room is a regular venue for a wide range of student-led events and activities. These include film nights, games nights, fundraising events, exhibition openings, workshops and conferences. 

Common Room in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

 

Events and exhibition spaces

Our main exhibition venue is Project Space which hosts a curated programme of exhibitions, performances and workshops across the year.

During the annual BA Fine Art Degree Show, students regularly make use of the whole building, from Project Space and studios to corridors and the more hidden spaces which make up the fabric of the School.

Project Space is also occasionally the venue for exhibitions by our MA Fine Art and practice-based PhD students.

If you are a practice-led PhD student, you will have the option of making use of Project Space for your final exhibition.

Teaching spaces

The School has three main teaching spaces and some can also be used by student groups as venues for study groups, meetings and events.

University resources

Libraries

Leeds University Library is a world-class research library offering extensive printed and digital collections and provides a range of study spaces for working either alone or in a group. You will be able to take advantage of free workshops and classes to help you make the most of the resources.

Museums, galleries and archives

In addition to the wide range of museums and galleries in the city and beyond, the University campus features:

Other resources on campus

You will also benefit from additional resources across campus, including:

  • PC clusters (with some accessible 24/7) and free Wi-Fi across campus;
  • Minerva, the University's Virtual Learning Environment, where you can access lecture handouts, additional study resources and podcasts of lectures;
  • the Language Centre which offers a broad range of language training and preparation courses.