University of Southampton
Enhance your expertise
In today's challenging job market a degree from Winchester School of Art (WSA) could give you a real headstart. We aim to ensure you leave us with a wealth of skills that will give you a competitive edge in today's global careers' market.
Employability is our key focus and our high-quality programmes will develop the practical, research and business abilities that are valued by employers. To help you gain practical work experience as well as academic qualifications we are proud to have created the UK's first student-run Advertising and Design Agency. This innovative and ambitious concept sees students and graduates providing a range of paid-for marketing support skills to clients.
So why not join many of our former students who have gone on to successful careers, gaining prestigious positions in art, textile, fashion and galleries around the world.
University of Southampton
At WSA we are part of the world-renowned University of Southampton. The University, ranked 19th in The Times Good University Guide 2012, is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship across a wide range of subjects in engineering, science, social sciences, health and humanities. It is also a member of the Russell Group of 20 major research universities in the UK.
Staff and facilities
Our staff are leaders in their fields with extensive experience across art and design. They are committed to providing quality teaching and come from a range of commercial backgrounds. Their close, sustained links with industry ensure you are kept up-to-date with current practices.
We have recently invested £5m in our facilities and are committed to continuing this to make sure we have the latest cutting-edge equipment and resources that meet industry standards.
Among our key facilities are:
At WSA we are committed to becoming a major international centre for research in global art and design, culture and communication.
We have recently established new chairs in global arts and culture, global art and politics, and global media and communication. We are proud to be a hub for important public events and offer a vibrant venue for artists and intellectuals to debate the key issues of the 21st century.
Our research encompasses fine art, graphic arts, fashion and textile design, marketing, branding, management and contemporary arts, curatorship, and our researchers disseminate creative practice in all these areas through internationally-recognised publications and exhibitions.
Study at WSA and you will join our close-knit group of 170 postgraduates who are pushing the boundaries of research.
We are based in the picturesque, historical, cultural city of Winchester, close to the vibrant city of Southampton, the South coast and the New Forest.
As part of the University of Southampton you can also use the fantastic facilities at the University's Highfield campus including the Hartley Library, the Nuffield Theatre, the John Hansard Gallery, the Students' Union bar, and a state-of-the art sporting complex.
Erasmus Park is our purpose-built student accommodation in Winchester. All accommodation is self-catered and there are between seven and 10 bedrooms per flat/house with a shared kitchen/dining area.
Visit our website to find out if you qualify for accommodation and how to apply.
Winchester School of Art main telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 6900
Postgraduate Taught (UK and EU) enquiries telephone: + 44 (0) 23 8059 6917
International (non EU) enquiries telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 9699
Postgraduate Research all enquiries telephone: +44 (0) 23 8059 6917
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