Wolverhampton School of Art

About us

The Wolverhampton School of Art has a heritage that stretches back to the period of the Great Exhibition of 1851; our vision is to shape the future of the arts and creative industries in contemporary society.

Since our earliest days we’ve been well connected in the arts. From the pioneering vision of George Wallis in the 1830s, the works of world-leading architect Charles Wheeler in the 1960s, to our current associations with Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson and the fashion illustrator David Downton, Wolverhampton can rightly claim true international reach.

The iconic School of Art building on Molineux Street is the home of our expert practitioners, exploring the beauty of form and materials and solving practical challenges in subjects rooted in a contemporary curriculum. Recognised for the quality of their research, both in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework and internationally, staff continually feed the latest research innovations into their teaching, providing both inspiration and practical support to students.

Students at the School of Art can investigate a wide range of specialisms in an environment where they benefit from close contact with others researching, teaching and working in sympathetic media. Whether their chosen medium is physical or digital, students are given the freedom to explore and express their craft.

Learning, collaborating and inspiring together in a creative community, students further benefit from the School’s well-established industry links, with live briefs, exhibitions and placement opportunities an integral part of the student journey to becoming independent, talented, successful graduates.

The School of Art at the University of Wolverhampton: a crucible for world renowned art.