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"Kingsway is full of fun, friendly and approachable staff alongside lecturers who always go the extra mile to help with any issues you may have. Here at Kingsway, students are more than just a number, at Kingsway, anything is possible."

— Brittany, studying Popular Music Performance

The hint is in the name, this is the campus for you creative types! Unleash your potential and develop your signature style at our specialist site.

Creative Campus, Kingsway is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from the Exton Park learning site. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.

This close-knit campus is all about an immersive learning experience and an open environment for you to showcase your creativity, both inside and outside your learning. Whether you’re here for Art and Design or Music, Media and Performance, our subject-specific facilities are there to help you explore and advance your talent.

We have an excellent student-to-staff ratio on campus, meaning you have lots of opportunities to connect with our highly regarded and experienced staff who are also practicing artists, designers and performers. Our Creative Campus also boasts excellent links with influential figures and companies within the arts, design and cultural industries. These include local, national and international agencies, brands like IKEA and organisations ranging from the BBC to Chester’s award-winning theatre, Storyhouse. Many of our students have enjoyed exciting placement opportunities as part of their studies and have gained valuable industry-level work experience as a result.

Learn, Create, Innovate

You will be surrounded by inspiration and like-minded students and staff at our Creative Campus, home to the CASC gallery space, our courtyard performance area, open access computer suites, a 200-seat lecture theatre, and designated seminar spaces featuring iMacs and projection facilities. There is also a well-stocked library and learning resource centre, study areas, and a café with its own Starbucks outlet. The creative atmosphere and the outstanding art, design, performance and production facilities will enable you to be your creative best, making connections and building networks that will support you through your studies and beyond. Within the departments, skilled technical staff manage an extensive equipment loan provision where you can borrow a large range of cameras, lighting, audio recording kits and more.

Students at Creative Campus, Kingsway

Music, Media and Performance

The Music, Media and Performance Department's impressive facilities include extensively equipped rehearsal and performance studios, an outdoor amphitheatre with a sprung floor, professional standard music rehearsal and recording studios, and an extensive range of high-quality open access sound and lighting equipment. With facilities like these, you’ll have all you need to flourish as a performer or producer.

Music Production at Creative Campus, Kingsway

Art and Design

As a student in the Department of Art and Design, you will explore your subject in specialist studios and workshop spaces that reflect professional environments. Our highly skilled academic and technical staff are on hand to support the use of traditional and modern facilities and technologies. Virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D and digital printing and 360 filming, sit alongside traditional printmaking, dark room photography, metal, resin and plaster casting, stop motion animation, lighting studios, domestic and industrial sewing facilities and much, much more.

Art and Design at Creative Campus, Kingsway
University of Chester Creative Campus, Kingsway