Winchester School of Art

At Winchester School of Art (WSA) we are proud to be recognised and respected as one of the UK’s leading and progressive art and design institutions within the world-renowned University of Southampton, part of the Russell Group of Universities.

The School has an established history of almost 150 years with a long tradition of creative education and excellence while developing a future-facing and dynamic environment for teaching, learning and research. A highly contemporary and distinctive outlook ensures that WSA can meet the challenges of our creative future as well as addressing the challenges of today.

Our diverse student and staff body go on to achieve great renown, gaining prestigious awards, prizes and commissions, which is reflective of the level of engagement and the transformative and inclusive educational experience on offer here.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Our successes are acknowledged in international and UK league table rankings and education awards. Our degrees and courses enable you to develop critical thinking and independent learning skills that are essential for future leaders and decision makers. Our lecturers are leaders in their fields and offer you the chance to learn about world-changing research as it happens.

The University of Southampton is one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group; a group which is committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching standards. The Russell Group organisation brings together the knowledge and resources of 24 top UK universities who work together to protect and improve the quality of university teaching, to support and facilitate innovative research projects, and to build stronger links with business leaders and policy makers.

Russell Group universities attract the best academics, who are working on the most innovative research projects. This is due to the funding and support on offer at universities like Southampton. At Southampton our world-class academics include familiar names like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Dame Wendy Hall, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Sir David Payne, Professor Guy Poppy, Sir Martin Glennie and Professor Michael Kelly.

Highfield Campus

While your programme will be taught at Winchester School of Art, in Winchester, as a student at University of Southampton you will have access to all of the facilities at the Highfield Campus in Southampton. Highfield Campus is home to many innovative buildings, lively arts venues, and great sports and leisure facilities. We aim to inspire staff and students with stunning places to work and a vibrant atmosphere. At the same time, we take care to make the best use of energy and resources.

When you’re not studying, Highfield has plenty to offer. Our well-known arts venues include the Nuffield theatreTurner Sims concert hall, and the John Hansard Gallery. You can swim in the 25m pool at the Jubilee Sports Centre, or make use of the gym facilities. And if you need a break to rest and refuel, choose from the range of restaurants and bars run by the University or by our Students’ Union, both at Highfield and the WSA campus.

You can travel between Winchester School of Art and Highfield Campus using our free Shuttle Bus, which travels between the two campuses at regular intervals throughout the day.