Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton



Wolverhampton School of Art / Facilities

The Wolverhampton School of Art has a long standing history of excellence in Arts education and offers a broad range of courses. Self-contained over nine floors in an iconic, architectural landmark – right in the heart of Wolverhampton. 

The purpose-built George Wallis building houses all of our Art, Design and Media courses and contains every resource imaginable to enable students to explore, experiment and create. With outstanding facilities, including purpose-built workshops, specialist equipment and dedicated studio spaces.

The perfect environment for creativity to flourish.


Our specialist facilities include:

  • Exceptional 3D Design facilities including six fully equipped specialist workshops, offering an extensive range of materials and processes for wood, metal and plastics. With specialist provision for Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and jewellery and silversmithing – every process imaginable to fully realise all of your creative ambitions.
  • Outstanding Fashion and Textiles facilities including: a designated pattern cutting area and industry steam press, dye facilities and hand screen print facility. Other specialist equipment includes: a facility to tuft full scale rugs a full set of millinery equipment and computerised embroidery machinery.
  • Excellent Animation, Computer Games Design, Media Film and Television Production facilities including dedicated studios with workstations running industry standard software, a motion capture suite, a purpose-built media suite, TV studios and a sound-booth with full recording capabilities.
  • Industry level Graphic Design and Illustration facilities including Apple Macintosh workstations running industry-standard design software – integrated within a professional studio set up. Alongside spaces for creation, discussion and presentation.
  • Amongst the best equipped Ceramics and Glass facilities in the UK and Europe. Providing students with the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques in order to realise their creative aspirations.
  • Spacious Fine Art studios flooded with natural light from a curtain of glass offering panoramic views of the city and the landscape beyond. In addition to some of the best Printmaking facilities available with dedicated intaglio (Collagraphy, Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotint), relief (Linocut, Woodcut) and Screenprinting studios/workshops.
  • Some of the best photography facilities available anywhere in the UK. Both analogue and digital photographic practices are equally represented with traditional darkrooms (for black & white and full colour processing), a dedicated digital editing suite and a large photo studio with vehicle access – should you need it.

We also have a wealth of shared access facilities that are available to all our students. Including: our Media stores, the Print Support Hub and our very own art materials shop.

Workshops, studios and dedicated teaching spaces for any number of creative processes. Covering both time-honoured craft-based practices through to high-end, cutting-edge digital output. From glass blowing to video editing, embroidery to 3D printing.
Grouped into 12 subject specialist facilities, servicing each of our courses – all supervised by a dedicated team of highly qualified technicians. In addition to our Media stores, digital print hub and art materials shop.
Spread across all 9 floors of the George Wallis building, an iconic local landmark in a prominent city centre location. With excellent transport links and amenities close to hand.

Shared Access Facilities

Availible to all our students

The Gallery Café

In need of a quick pick-me-up from a delicious cup of freshly made coffee, a guilt free snack or perhaps something more substantial in a relaxed and comfortable environment? Then indulge your senses and taste buds with the abundance of choice on offer in our vegetarian and vegan café. Serving fresh sandwiches, freshly made salads, soups and a wide variety of drinks – and coffee of course. It’s ethical, healthy and environmentally friendly!

Gallery Cafe, Facilities, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

It’s also the place to meet friends, network, generate and share ideas – the perfect conduit to creativity. As play can also be serious and the best ideas flow when you create space for them to flourish.

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