About The School of Arts and Digital Industries
News and Events
Arts & Digital Industries is a School with world-leading research in communications, visual arts & performance. It has a well-established reputation for cultural and communications theory, arts practice-based research, and more recently for applied performance research. Its research has impacted in theatre, galleries spaces as well as on government policy and thinking about civic and social issues.
Resources and facilities
Our Media area is based within a ‘press room’ environment with dedicated computing facilities. Students use the schools equipment store to loan AV equipment and recording devices to work on and off site on professional projects. The school has a radio station that broadcasts and records podcasts of student work.
Art and Design
The Fashion Textiles area relies on its making areas that include a fashion workroom equipped with industrial sewing machines, steam presses, overlockers alongside pattern cutting facilities and mannequins to provide all of the resources needed in garment manufacturing. These areas are complimented by a fully equipped traditional printed textile workshop area and a digital fabrication facility. Our computing facilities in this area allow both Mac and PC design work to take place with large format printing and Lectra pattern cutting software training. Our 3D printing and lasercutting areas are increasingly contributing to the work in this area and allowing new technologies to inform design.
I chose to go on a placement year. People in my year group worked for Diesel, M&S, Anthropologie and McQueen.Veronica Peduzzi-Davies , Fashion Design with Marketing, BA (Hons)I undertook buying placements with Ralph Lauren and Urban Outfitters and this secured me a graduate position as a buyer's administration assistant with Urban Outfitters.