Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts consists of the Wolverhampton School of Art, School of Humanities, School of Media and School of Performing Arts.

Business consultancy services

The Faculty of Arts provides specialist knowledge and technical skill through a team of staff consisting of internationally recognised creative professionals.  By working with the faculty, your business can also access state-of-the-art facilities, which include the latest technologies in creative industries experimentation and production.

Specialisms include:

  • Screen-based media
    Film and video production, animation, computer games design, web and interactive design
  • Visual communication
    Illustration, branding, packaging and editorial design
  • Applied arts
    Glass, ceramics, mould making and bronze casting
  • Fashion and textile design
    Clothing, rug-tufting and soft furnishings
  • Product and interior design
    Concepts CAD visualisation, specification and prototyping
  • Commercial photography
    Studio, location and lighting

With a long-standing track record of working with a number of small to medium companies and social enterprises, the Faculty of Arts has also worked with large national organisations. Notable names include British Gymnastics Association, Wedgwood, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Watsons Glass, Brintons Carpets, Scheaffer Pens, Next, KuhnRikon who have all engaged with both faculty staff and students in recent years.

An image of the Performance Hub, part of the University of Wolverhampton

The Performance Hub

The Performance Hub aims to become the centre for the Performing Arts in Walsall and surrounding areas.  It is now open to anyone working in the Creative Industries and all of the facilities are available to hire.  It is managed by a knowledgeable team who can help shape your booking and make sure that you get the most out of your experience at the Performance Hub.  It offers a range of facilities in the following areas:

Dance

For dance practitioners, the Performance Hub offers a range of facilities and rooms ranging from the Black Box theatre that is fully equipped to host dance events, to a suite of studio spaces that can be used for rehearsal or performance.  The studios offer sprung and semi-sprung forms and the latest in audio equipment.

Drama

To support the dramatic arts, the Performance Hub is equipped with all the latest performing arts technology, including studios with sprung and semi-sprung floors, individual practice rooms and the Hub’s very own Black Box Theatre.  These facilities are available for rehearsals or performances and have the flexibility modern companies need.

Music

The Performance Hub has a diverse range of fully equipped performance and practice rooms (accommodating a single person to a large band/ensemble) and two high-end professional recording studios.

The two recording studios offer the perfect blend of digital and analogue technologies giving the opportunity to combine classic analogue recording technique with the flexibility and reliability digital technology provides.

Conference

The Performance Hub has a range of rooms that can be used to host your next business meeting or conference.  The Black Box theatre has seating for up to 108 delegates and a number of breakout rooms around the building that can be used for workshops, seminars or presentations.  The Performance Hub has been equipped with the latest technology to allow you to make the most of the facilities on offer.

Find out more about the Performance Hub