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Art and Design Facilities

Art and Design Facilities

At BNU students have access to a range of collaborative and creative spaces. The High Wycombe campus offers industry-standard equipment and technology for you to bring your ideas to life, including a computer lab, a photography studio, a fashion and textile studio.

Student in Art and Design facilities
Art Facilities

Not only do we teach you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, we also teach you how to use the current up-to-date tech that leading companies are using. Meaning upon graduation you are ready to take your first step into the industry.

Computer Suites

Across the campus we have computer suites which are used not only for teaching, as well as drop-in spaces which allow you flexible access to resources. You’ll benefit from the full Adobe Creative Cloud and the Microsoft Suite. Our 2D and 3D CAD is supported by industry standard software for solid and surface modelling, digital manufacture, rendering and visualisation.

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3D Workshops

All Art & Design students, from Graphics, Fashion, to Product Design, can utilise our dedicated workshops. We have a FabLab which includes digital manufacturing equipment such as 3D printing, CAD/CAM and model making, painting and finishing.

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Fashion and Textile Studios

Primarily home to Fashion Design, Costume Design and Making, Fashion Promotion and Communication and Textile Design. Based over two floors, each student is allocated their own dedicated workspace, alongside teaching areas.

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The Fashion and Textile Studio contains:

  • an in-house fabric and yarn store
  • screen printing facilities
  • a dye laboratory
  • knitting machines – including domestic machines, hand flat industrial Dubied’s and state-of-the-art computerised Stoll.
  • sewing and garment production facilities
  • Mac Suit with scanners up to A0
  • a laser cutter
  • Mimaki digital and heat-transfer printing for fabric
  • heat presses
  • surface stitch machines including a tufting machine and a Cornelli
  • traditional etching
  • mono-print
  • Wood block and letter press printing


All Art & Design courses, including Graphics, Illustration, Creative Advertising and Photography are able to utilise these facilities.