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Wolverhampton School of Art Est. 1851

Wolverhampton School of Art

The Wolverhampton School of Art has a long standing history of design excellence and offers a broad range of courses all housed within one purpose-built building in the heart of Wolverhampton.

Available courses:

We are able to offer a range of outreach activities for your students. Please see below for workshops available 2019/2020:-


The School of Art Experience Dat: Wednesday 18th December 2019 - Arts and Media

An Experience Day is an excellent way to learn about life in the School of Art through a range of taster workshops aligned to the Schools degree courses. Workshops take place in purpose-built studios and are run by experienced academics and technicians. The day also includes presentations on the importance of the creative sector and the scope of employment in creative industries.

Fine Art/Painting and Printmaking/Sculpture & Environmental Art  

This workshop challenges participants to approach drawing from new perspectives, utilizing experimental techniques to develop diverse outcomes and stimulate new skills. The workshop takes place in the purpose built top floor studios, home to a lively community of Fine Art practitioners. Students will be able to document the workshops and include drawings from this session in their portfolios. 

Product Design/Furniture Design/Interior Design

This workshop allows students to focus on skills, concepts and creative thinking necessary for product design. Within the dynamic environment of the product design studios participants will be involved in a tutor led project linking to society, technology and/or ecology.

Fashion /Textiles & Surface Pattern

This workshop provides an introduction to innovative practices for ideas generation in Fashion and Textiles. Fusing experiences pertinent to both subject areas, students have the opportunity to use experimental techniques creating designs in two and three dimensions that can be photographed for inclusion in portfolios.

Graphic Design/Illustration/Visual Communication

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for students to work with specialist staff in the purpose built studios and printmaking workshops in the School of Art. This session focuses on an awareness of visual culture and relationships between visual communication and society. Students will have the opportunity to use professional printmaking facilities to create screen prints for their portfolios.


This workshop draws attention to the relationship between photography and identity. Participants will learn to use professional photographic equipment in purpose built studios, and then follow the photographic process through to print in our dark rooms. The results can be presented in their portfolios and will demonstrate new skills and knowledge within art and design.

Glass & Ceramics

This workshop allows participants to experience working within the world class Ceramics and Glass workshops in the School of Art. The session provides an introduction to throwing allowing students to develop approaches to practice based on ‘thinking through making’. The results of the workshop can be photographed and fired offering a broader dimension to their portfolios. * Workshop descriptions are indicative.  Each workshop session is capped at 15 students.

The School of Art Degree Show tours

The Degree Show takes place annually for two weeks in June, showcasing the work of students graduating from specialist awards within the School of Art. Guided tours are a good way to see all exhibitions whilst meeting staff and students.

*Workshop descriptions are indicative. Each workshop session is capped at 15 students.



2d Animation and stop motion basis

This workshop introduces cut out silhouette animation, puppet making, lighting and elements of production design. Students will get an understanding of animating under the camera and look at the work of Lotte Reiniger, director of the world’s first animated fiction feature film. Suitable for students wanting to study animation, set design, graphics and illustration. 

3d Modelling and animation introduction

An opportunity to understand and play with the software that makes all those blockbuster animated movies. Learn how to model and animate in Autodesk Maya.

Go Radio!

Give radio a go!  This exciting workshop brings you the opportunity to undertake different roles in a radio production team.  You will write, present and record your own radio news bulletin.

Mobile Journalism

Give radio a go!  This exciting workshop brings you the opportunity to undertake different roles in a radio production team.  You will write, present and record your own radio news bulletin.

Motion capture demonstration

An introduction to the use of motion capture technology  and is use in Games, Virtual Environments and Character creation.

TV production workshop

An opputunity to work with Film and Television equiptment including lights, camera and sound.