The School


North Wales School of Art and Design

The North Wales School of Art and Design is a vibrant and creative community with strong international and professional connections.

Our students experiment and develop their creative talents in a supportive and inspiring environment. All of our staff are research active and many are leading creative practitioners who are internationally recognised.


The 49 Regent Street campus was first built in 1838 as an infirmary for the town of Wrexham. It was repurposed in 1926 to become part of Denbighshire Technical College. The building was converted into an art school in 1953 and has remained as such since then, housing the majority of our Art & Design courses.

On site we have dedicated studio and workshop spaces for Applied Arts, Fine Art, Animation, Film & Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration. As part of Glyndŵr University’s Division of Media, Arts & Design, the North Wales School of Design benefits from access to the technical equipment, resources and learning support the wider University has.