The School of Arts has an enviable range of facilities in which students can study, rehearse and perform.
The recently created £4.5m arts centre provides a 200 seat theatre, 50 seat studio space, rehearsal spaces, production workshops, wardrobe facilities and dressing rooms. It is the creative centre for production skills students, dance, theatre, acting and musical theatre students. The Ivy is fitted with professional standard sound and lighting equipment, as well as a box office and bar.
The striking new GSA headquarters building houses an extensive range of teaching, studio and social space as well as a Starbucks coffee shop.
All students enjoy the great facilities offered in this building, our other adjacent arts spaces and the fantastic campus.
Performing Arts Technology Studios (PATS)
This music filled building is home to Studio 1, a flexible concert hall and sound recording studio space, seating up to 260. This is primary space for the extensive programme of lunchtime and rush-hour concerts which are free to all staff, students and the public.
The PATS dance studio is a multi-purpose rehearsal and performance space for dance and theatre; it is also used for film screenings.
Our acclaimed gallery presents exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally known artists. Students are encouraged to drop in and to come to private views which are usually attended by the exhibiting artist.
The broadcast studio has been completely upgraded in August, 2013 and now houses a four JVC 1080i HD camera studio with the latest Vinten broadcast camera tripods and a state-of -the-art 32 channel lighting mixer, florescent lighting rig and gantry. The associated control room is equipped with a full 1080i HD FOR-A broadcast vision mixer together with two XDCAM HD recorders, black magic digital router and additional hard disc video recorders. This is complemented with multiple channels of CCU for the full HD1080i JVC studio cameras, two Macs equipped with Avid and Final cut pro software complete with AJA breakout boxes, a broadcast 16/32 channel audio mixer, broadcast quality CD recorders and players, and a hard disc recorder with associated 'Soundforge' audio editing software. In addition there is a linked soundproof booth for Broadcast Radio and voice over purposes.