School of Art and Design

The School of Art and Design at Middlesex University is an exciting creative community, led by professional artists, designers and thinkers, who inspire and challenge our students in a friendly, inclusive and highly enjoyable artistic environment.

Everything we do is designed to create engaged and successful graduate professionals and artists. We aim to be the best, with the best staff, facilities, teaching and research.

Art and Design at Middlesex University has been enriching the creative, cultural and intellectual life of London and communities around the world for 130 years, beginning life as Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1880 – an iconic British art institution, renowned for its experimental and progressive approach to art and design education.

Our facilities are among the very best in the UK, located in our new world-class £80 million Grove building, at the Hendon campus. The beautiful space has been architect designed to give our students an outstanding working environment with stunning studios, workshops and social spaces, buzzing with creative atmosphere.

The School of Art and Design offers a opportunities for a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research study and is arranged into two academic departments:

We benefit from a close teaching and research relationship with our Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), with its major collections designated as national heritage.

Nurturing excellence

Middlesex students and alumni continue to excel in the creative industries. In 2012 alone, BA Animation student Clive Shaw won the Shooting People film of the month award, judged by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. BA Photography student Asef Ali Mohammad won the Sony World Photography Award Student Focus competition 2012, and Bernat Millet's work was selected for the National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize – the fifth year of success in the Taylor Wessing Prize for Middlesex students.

Outstanding research

The Art and Design Research Institute (ADRI) is the home of research in art, design, visual culture and electronic arts, comprising world leading research and innovative practice at Middlesex University. Our research has attracted funding from major grant-awarding bodies, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, and the Mellon Foundation. Go to the Art and Design Research section to find out more.