Across the 4 departments, there are many pieces of specialist equipment. While some equipment is based in a particular subject, each department shares its facilities with other areas giving students across all 4 subjects access to specialist resources including:
Kiln: Giving students the opportunity to work with ceramics
Workshop: Band saw, Mitre Saw, Fret Saw, Pillar Drill, Sander, and various hand tools.
Laser Cutter: Giving the options to cut and engrave into wood, plastic, fabrics and metals
Etching Press: Enabling intaglio printing
Dark Room: Access to our photography departments dark room, enabling analogue photography and light sensitive chemical processes with 6 enlargers and a chemical bath.
Computers with Adobe software installed: Photography computers with Adobe Creative Cloud Software including Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and InDesign.
Large format printer: The photography department printer.
Light Exposure unit: Based in Textiles, the light exposure unit supports silk screen printing, and can be used for other light-based processes such as cyanotypes.
Heat Press: Based in Textiles, the heat press is used for heat-based processes, particularly image transfers.
Water Washout Booth: Water washout area within the Textiles classroom for silk screen cleaning.