The School’s traditional art school forms the heart of its creative environment. Based on Regent Street, Wrexham in a magnificent Victorian building which has been lovingly converted into studios.
Artistic culture is at every turn as soon as you enter the building providing a relaxed creative atmosphere which fosters collaborations and inspiring ideas.
There are dedicated studio and workshop spaces for Applied Arts, Fine Art, Animation, Film and Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration. Specialist facilities include wood workshops, welding bays and design areas. Its ceramics workshops include glazing areas and pottery workstations, while kiln rooms are available in the jewellery and metal workshops. There is also an art shop selling materials at prices well below those offered elsewhere.
A £5m Centre for the Creative Industries opened in March 2011 on the Wrexham Campus. Set-up to support our courses in art, music, journalism, media, TV, film and theatre, it has also become home to BBC Cymru Wales in North East Wales.
The Centre features state-of-the-art TV and radio studios with green screening and control room, 3D workshops equipped with precision 3D printer, laser cutter, large scale printer, large scale scanner and a 3D laser scanner, design and photography studios, IT suites with specialist software for 3D computer animation, Apple training suites and post-production audio and visual facilities.
Students gain experience working on Glyndwr.tv, taking opportunities to lead live sessions and get involved in production. The School of Creative Arts is also home to Calon FM, a community radio station with an FM license. This operates 24/7 and brings the opportunity to broadcast to the wider community of N.E Wales. This is of great benefit to a range of courses that let the students gain experience in a real radio station.
The Terry Hands Studio, based on the Wrexham Campus, is a performing arts space used by our theatre and TV students. It has two studios with specially sprung floors and a third multi-purpose studio alongside the latest AV equipment, a voice studio, an open plan craft area and a wardrobe space. Everything is on hand to create and execute a wide range of performances.
The Leonard and Mary Lou Goldstein Library, is a dedicated humanities and social sciences reference library containing over 12,000 based on the Wrexham campus. The collection is predominantly made up of literature, social and political history texts but includes books on topics as diverse as photography, architecture, crime fiction, theology and philosophy.
Students on creative technology courses also have 24-hour open access to The Wall Recording Studio. The studio based on the Wrexham Campus attracts bands and artists from across the region to use its recording facilities. The facility has a main performance area, drum and vocal booths and a gallery control room. All the state-of-the-art software and equipment is available to make performances come alive.