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Campus Resources

The University is based in beautiful city centre buildings dating from medieval times to the present day. Each space is carefully designed to provide the ideal environment for creativity and technical study.

The key to your creative science education is the specialist resources and technical support provided through the workshops.


Digital UX Lab

Our Digital UX Research Lab, or User Testing Lab, tests how users respond to digital products or services. This type of research is valuable because it can give quantitative, practical information about usability but also a rich depth of qualitative information about their responses. It can identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement. It can be used throughout the design process or to test an existing digital product or service.


Ideas FactoryNUA is the University’s newly renovated incubation space for digital start-ups. Its high spec offices are leased to a number of new creative businesses launched by NUA graduates, while the open-plan hatchery offers desk space for freelancers seeking a foot-hold in their business with a prestigious city centre location.

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Monastery Media Lab

The Monastery Media Lab is a fully refurbished Victorian school building which provides industry standard digital facilities, lecturing and presentation studios for the University’s Faculty of Arts and Media.

Digital workstation

Media Lab 1

For digital 3D production. Software includes the ZBrush, Silo, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Corel Painter and Adobe Creative Suite.


Digital Design studios

You will have on-hand support from a team of workshop technicians.


Digital Design Workshop

Access professional creative software on both Windows and Mac and open access design suite, laser cutters, in-house printing facilities and digital help desk.

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Media Resource Centre

Loanable equipment available to all students including DSLR cameras, Wacom tablets, projectors and sound recording equipment.