Welcome to our Virtual Open Day!

Explore this page to see some of our resources and to hear from our students & Vice Principal Pat Chapman!

Our seaside campus is fully equipped with industry standard resources to allow our students to produce the best work possible. You can take a look around our campus in person by booking on our next open day details and dates can be found here. In the meantime, take a look at this page to see some of what we have to offer and gain some insight into our school. We have provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions as well as a film of our students so you can see what they have to say about The Northern School of Art. If you scroll down, you will see a range of panoramic images for sneak peek into some of our studio spaces and the campus. We are a small, ambitious and supportive community of like-minded creatives – come and see for yourself and be a part of The Northern School of Art.

Hear from our students!

Watch the videos below to hear what our students have to say about their experiences here at The Northern School of Art and take a look at our recording of our June Live Virtual Open Day Event!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Vice Principal Pat Chapman answers some of our most frequently asked questions.

Our Facilities

At The Northern School of Art we are very proud of the facilities we have to offer. Across our campus we offer you distinctive places for you to train, learn, explore and create in; they become your working, social and creative space.

All our specialist, industry-standard facilities, work-shops, studios, IT & editing suites and technical rooms are housed in a range of buildings across campus - from heritage buildings, such as the Listed Leadbitter Building, to our new, purpose-built No 1 Church Street Studio, workshop and learning hub. As a student, you have access to all facilities regardless of your chosen course.

Art & Design • Individual working bays • Design studios • iMac suites • Cintiq drawing tablets • Kiln facilities • Canvas-making • Dry-point etching • Letter press-printing • 2D & 3D laser cutter Photography • Black & white, colour & digital dark rooms • Photography studios • Infinity cove • Phase one Capture One tech for digital photography
Film, TV & Theatre • Double height film & television studio with gallery • Green screen studio • Networked editing suite • 129-seat theatre • Audio & sound theatre systems • Full lighting rig • Sound gallery • Rehearsal rooms • Dressing rooms Fashion, Textiles, Surface Design & Costume • Pattern cutting & sewing rooms • Dye lab • Embroidery rooms • Private fitting rooms
Folio • Career & small business start-up, drop-in & hub Arts & Crafts Shop • We have an arts & craft shop based at the campus for a range of specialist equipment. Equipment for Hire • Each degree programme has specialist, technical equipment to hire and use for the duration of your degree programme. Church Street Gallery • Gallery & exhibition space.

View our Facilities

Take a look in 360 degrees! Simply click and drag the images to explore our work spaces and studios.

Photography Studio

Sewing Studio for Fashion & Costume

Acting & Lecture Theatre

One of the Fine Art rooms

A set being built in Production Design

Production Design

Graphic Design Studio

Textiles Print Rooms

Photography Mac Suite