The Centre for Art and Photography entrance.

There's always something exciting going on here, whether it’s guest lectures with representatives from Vogue, or catwalks with the likes of Superdry

Photography studio.


10 minutes' walk from the town centre.

25 minutes' walk from the train station.

Students creating charcoal drawings.

Home to:

Photography, fine art, fashion

The Centre for Art and Photography is a thriving hub of creativity, with a dark room, a processing room, a Mac suite, the dedicated fine art studios, the sculpture yard and the fashion design and production studios.

The on-campus Hardwick Gallery also offers a diverse programme of public exhibitions, talks and discussions.

Investments to the campus

We’ve got some exciting plans to build a student village just 10 minutes' away from the Centre for Art and Photography and our Francis Close Hall campus.

Entrance to the Centre for Art and Photography lit up at night.

Campus Spotlight

“Vibrant and empowering”

The centre came alive at the launch of our Fashion degree in November 2014, with retailers and designers flocking to our doors to catch the first glimpse of our budding designers work.

Students in one of the painting studios.
Clothes on a fashion dummy.

Future talent

“We’re passionate about identifying future talent, and if there are people here who are amazing, and over 3 years we can see that they’re right for us, why would we not want to work with them?”

Jez Light, Learning and Development Manager, Superdry

Extensive IT and library facilities

We provide expert help and advice in using the full range of resources available to support your studies, whether you’re working on or off campus. Designed to provide a safe and secure environment for individual and group work, our libraries are open 7 days a week in term time.

Singer guitarist.

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Bars and events

With an onsite cafe, you’ll also be 5 minutes’ walk away from the Students' Union (SU) bar at Francis Close Hall campus, where you’ll have opportunities to run your own events in addition to a number of SU run events. We hold several balls a year, the highlight being our summer ball, held at Cheltenham Racecourse and attracting over 5000 students – it’s certainly an event not to be missed.