Fine Art and Decorative Arts facilities

Our Fine Art and Decorative Arts students are based in the Bonington building, our dedicated art and design hub. With spacious and well-equipped studios and workshops, home to a broad range of industry-standard equipment, our students have access to everything they need in order to create innovative and industry-standard work.

Our dedicated studios and workshops are available for students from all year groups to use - creating a thriving and inspirational creative environment.

As part of the School of Art & Design, our Fine Art and Decorative Arts students have access to a diverse range of facilities and equipment including:

  • metal workshops adapted for specialist metal usage
  • woodworking workshop and equipment
  • rubber, resin and plastics development equipment
  • hand screen printing, transfer printing, and collograph printing
  • HOAF gas and electric kilns for glass work
  • a ceramic digital printer
  • casting and moulding equipment
  • vinyl cutter
  • potter's wheels
  • polymer 3D printer
  • video editing facilities
  • three full-size photographic studios with backgrounds and lighting
  • black-and-white and colour darkrooms, enlargers and processors
  • waterjet and laser cutting technology
  • digital fabric printers
  • embroidery machines
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Decorative Arts student Yasemin Yasar

What our students think of our facilities

"Everyone has their own space in the studios throughout the 3 years of the course which is really good, especially during the final year! They are available to use until 9pm in the evening which is a necessity during deadlines!"
BA (Hons) Decorative Arts student, Yasemin Yasar

“The Fine Art studios are amazing; they are very spacious and full of natural light. The facilities on offer are the reason I chose to study at NTU."
BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Julia Shearer

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Fine Art student Harry Freestone

"We have access to great facilities in moving image, sound, wood, clay, metal and more, which help us to build a contemporary art practice."
BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Harry Freestone

"The facilities at NTU are excellent! The Bonington building is like a mini creative universe - with its art shop for equipment, gallery for inspiration, and café for energy – it has everything a student might need."
BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Kristine Vaivode

Fine Art and Decorative Arts facilities

  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Teaching facilities

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