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Winchester School of Art

Facilities

At Winchester School of Art we have invested over £5 million in our extensive facilities, which are continuously developing.

A range of resources - computing, photography, digital printing and time-based media - are available school-wide and complement the facilities within each programme's studio space.

Our studios are well-equipped

Studios and Equipment

Fashion and Textile Design students benefit from dedicated studios fully equipped with a wide range of industry-standard machinery and accessories. For fashion design, this includes an extensive range of industrial sewing machines, multi-thread overlockers for woven and knitted fabrics, professional dress stands for menswear and womenswear, as well as a fusible press and vacuum presses.

Our knitwear students have access to a range of sophisticated knitting equipment including brand-new, computerised Shima Seiki knitting machines across three gauges, as well as a variety of single and doublebed Dubied knitting machines, linkers and manual knitting machines.

Students working in printed textiles have access to a variety of dedicated print studios and computer suites to facilitate the range of processes and techniques used in printing for fashion and interiors. This includes our Mimaki digital printer, as well as access to heat-transfer printing and large hand screenprinting tables with adjoining screen exposing rooms and dye labs.

Our specialist library

Our woven textiles studios are supported by a state-of-the-art jacquard loom, a variety of computerised AVL dobby looms, and manual table looms, to support a choice of weaving techniques and finishes.

Individual Workareas

Fine Art students have their own studio space from part 1 onwards, and have access to printmaking studios, sculpture workshop with foundry and kilns, sculpture yard and time-based media workshop.

Graphic Arts students have their own workspace within a flexible, mixed-specialism base studio, fully equipped with wi-fi, Macintosh work stations, and meeting and production areas.

Textile Design students are assigned their own workspaces with easy access to workshop studios while fashion and knitwear students also enjoy the opportunity to access individual or shared work areas.

Find out more and see our facilities on one of our Open Afternoons.

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