The school has a long and proud history, and has its roots in the country's oldest art school, the PE Art School founded in 1882. Prospective students can choose from a comprehensive range of programmes, from introductory level certificate courses right up to doctoral studies. In all of the programmes on offer, students receive individual tuition from highly skilled staff who are active practitioners in their fields.
Over the years students from the school have been award winners in a wide range of top national and international music, fine art, design and photography competitions. Our graduates have gone on to make valuable cultural contributions in their fields. The School of Music, Art and Design includes departments in Art & Design;Studio Arts and Applied Design.