About our School of Art
Wolverhampton School of Art has been at the centre of the city's creative and industrial strategy since the 1850s when our first purpose-built art school was commissioned. Our iconic home, designed by Charles Wheeler, was formally opened to students in October 1970 and has dominated the Wolverhampton skyline ever since.
Students on our art, design and screen-based courses join a creative, practice led community in which they find the time, space and resources to gain high level skills as makers and learn to understand the historical and contemporary scope of their subject.
Socially engaged and community arts practice is core to our history and vision and the Wolverhampton School of Art has a long tradition of working with industry, civic and community partners. We embrace a diverse student body and aim to provide targeted and public access opportunities through an outreach programme that includes school/college experience days, the annual Artsfest and degree shows, exhibitions, conferences and public lectures.