Winchester School of Art / WSA - Park Avenue North

WSA – leading in art and design

Winchester School of Art is one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions with a history going back almost 150 years.

We offer some of the most flexible and dynamic art and design degrees in the UK today, with a focus on the quality of creative ideas and their relevance in the world today. Employability is central to all of our programmes.

WSA is an international centre for ideas, meeting the challenges of the creative future using a global outlook and supported by state-of-the-art facilities and internationally respected staff.

Based in picturesque Winchester, our purpose-built campus is close to open countryside, a nature reserve and recreation grounds. WSA has its own Students' Union facilities, a cafe and arts supplies shop.

Our annual undergraduate and postgraduate degree shows see the whole campus transformed into one large exhibition celebrating the excellence and diversity of our students' work.

Fine Art

Our BA Fine Art offers a thorough preparation for life as a professional artist and for employment in the art world and beyond.

Our BA Fine Art programme offers hands-on teaching from established professional artists, your own workspace in well-resourced studios and extensive workshop facilities. A broad-based interdisciplinary and specialist study includes an inspiring programme of guest speakers, including leading contemporary artists, critics and curators.

Winchester School of Art Library

Winchester School of Art Library houses an extensive art and design collection, study spaces, pc workstations and video and dvd viewing facilities.

The collections are together comprised of over 30,000 books, a growing e-book collection which can be accessed off-campus, 1000 videos, 3000 DVDs and 130 current print and electronic journal subscriptions.

Winchester School of Art - taught courses

We offer a unique and broad range of MA programmes in fine art, fashion, textiles, graphic design, advertising design and photography and digital media.

All our postgraduate students have the opportunity to take part in regular research seminars, the PhD student forum, and exhibitions of practice-led research. They also gain experience of presenting research at conferences, within the School itself, as well as participating in inter-university symposia, national and international conferences and exhibitions.

Winchester School of Art - research

Winchester School of Art is an international centre for ideas, addressing the pressing issues of our time through art and design practice and research.

We welcome proposals for MPhil/PhD in:

• Fine Art

• Graphic Arts

• Media

• Fashion

• Textiles

• Art and Design Management

As part of a vibrant research-intensive University, cross-disciplinary engagement is encouraged and many of our PhD students extend their research across academic disciplines and collaborate with researchers in related areas of the creative arts, and in fields as diverse as archaeology, psychology, biomedical sciences, nanoscience, social sciences and sound engineering.

Undergraduate courses