The School of The Arts has a rich history that dates back over 120 years, and it continues to produce outstanding graduates. Students are given a platform to develop their creative skills within a vibrant and stimulating environment, and are encouraged to be experimental and original.
The School provides a wealth of facilities including a cinema, digital imaging labs, music recording studios, a purpose-built dance studio, performance spaces, photographic darkrooms, fashion and textile workshops and printmaking studios.
The School of The Arts supports a wide range of research activities. Our staff are international leaders in national and international research, making significant contributions through publications and practice-led work such as exhibitions, performances and designs.
Events, conferences and exhibitions
The School of The Arts also hosts regular events, conferences and exhibitions, with guest speakers including poets, novelists, artists and critics.
The University of Northampton is committed to delivering a new student experience, underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship, research and social enterprise. In delivering this aim, we will become the first university in the UK to integrate both teaching and research activities, in all degree disciplines, with social enterprise and aim to be the UK's number one university for social enterprise by 2015.
The social enterprise theme unites work carried out in all our Schools, and many of our Departments, and builds on our existing strengths in enterprise promotion, community interaction, regional engagement, widening participation, third sector partnership, student volunteering and employability.