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The Belfast School of Art offers a variety of courses where students can study many different subjects within the fields of art and design.



Winnie Shek VisCom


Ruairi Barfoot, Applied Art 2014/15

Simon Burch MFA Photography 201414

from the series Prospect

Katherine McDonald

WWF Illustration Project

Emma McGuire MFA Photography 2013

from the series Smallacre

Year One books at the Ulster Museum

VisCom at the Ulster Museum

Open Wide

2nd year animation by Blayne Fitzpatrick, Katie McQuillan, Natasha Crowley


Yorkshire Tea Illustration Project

Linda Davis Y3

Kerri Greer & Aaron Wilson

Y1 Illustrated Books

First Year Students: Illustrated Books

Ronan Lunney


Gemma Walters and Grainne McKee on careers

Jill Quigley MFA Photography 2014

from the series Cottages of Quigley's Point

Welcome from the Head of School

The Belfast School of Art is a world leading Art School located in the heart of the city in the University of Ulster's Belfast Campus. The school continues to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art and design both nationally and internationally. Our students produce innovative work in a dynamic studio-led environment, supported by the very latest technology and staff who are passionate about art and design.

Our Lecturers and Professors are practicing artists and designers actively involved in research as well as teaching. Much of their work is independently recognised as world leading and the school draws on its international networks to bring important figures in art and design to Belfast to work with students.

Professor Paul Seawright

Belfast School of Art

Art and Design practice has a long and rich history in Belfast and the School was established in 1849, the oldest School in the University of Ulster. Since then the provision has grown and thrived and today is one of the leading providers of Art and Design education in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland. Providing a centre of excellence in Art and Design education and a location for innovation, creativity and energy in a world leading University environment.

The School is located in a new state of the art building on the University of Ulster's Belfast campus. Located in the Cathedral Quarter, the University plays a leading role in the creative and cultural life of the city.