of Study

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


Typography project 1st year semester one

Packaging Design

BA & MFA Photography Lecture with Pete James

The Annual Exhibition, MFA Photography, 7th June - Sat 14th June 2014


Face it now ipad-2

Textile Art, Design and Fashion

Open Wide

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

Jonathan Sung

Jonathan Sung Illustrated Book 2

MFA Photography Year II prep exhibition space for MFA Photo Show '14!

MFA Photo Show '14, opening Friday June 6th, 6p.m!!

alan martin blob animation

Alan Martin Blob Animation

Gerard Dunleavy Showreel 2012

Winning entry for International CG Student of the year

BA Hons Photography

Jacqueline Douglas

BA Hons Photography

Lewis Rankin

Donovan Wylie - Photography Lecturer talks about his work ‘Outposts’


Y2 Illustrated Matchbox Project

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.