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Our Facilities

The School of Arts and Cultures is home to an array of purpose-built studios, workshops, and creative spaces, alongside seminar rooms, lecture theatres, and comfortable social spaces.

Fine Art facilities

The Fine Art Building houses some of the best purpose-built studios in the country. It also features a student-run cafe, seminar rooms, and a large lecture theatre. The extensive workshop facilities have been designed to complement the various working approaches, materials, and processes of students studying fine art.

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Music facilities

We have outstanding specialist music facilities and excellent teaching facilities, including a 100-seat lecture theatre, two 50-seat lecture theatres, and three 25-seater seminar rooms. We also offer access to a wide array of equipment and instruments. This includes a large collection of 'early music' instruments.

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Media, Culture, Heritage facilities

Media, Culture, Heritage encompasses the disciplines of Media and Cultural Studies, PR, Journalism, Film Practice, and Museums, Gallery and Heritage Studies.

Our students have access to a wealth of facilities both on campus and in the local area to support their studies. Media, Culture, Heritage is based on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Armstrong Building. Here there are a number of high-specification lecture and seminar rooms, and a green screen room.

The Great North Museum: Hancock features extensively in the delivery of our Museums, Gallery and Heritage Studies modules, and the Hatton Gallery is home to the Art Museum and Gallery Studies student exhibition.

Students on the BA in Film Practice and the BA in Film and Media are based in the University's Culture Lab. The film facilities in Culture Lab provide an environment for academics and practitioners working beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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