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Enjoy an art school experience in a contemporary university at Swansea College of Art, part of University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

We respect and celebrate our traditions, which is why we have retained traditional equipment and processes. We are also forward-looking, and our buildings are bristling with new technology.  

We pride ourselves on the experience students receive, graduate prospects are at the forefront of what we offer and the amount of contact time students get with staff is also among the highest in the country.

Swansea is a great place to study Art & Design, a seaside city, embracing the creative power of water: big enough to offer you the space you need; small enough to make you feel that you belong. 

What’s more, UWTSD are currently ranked 1st in Wales, joint 12th in the UK for Art & Design (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), and 1st in Wales, 3th in the UK for Design & Crafts and 1st in Wales, 5th for Art, 1st in Wales, 8th in the UK for Fashion & Textiles (Guardian League Table 2021) - see all the results.

Start your creative journey at Swansea College of Art.

Contact Us

Email: artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk 
Tel: 01792 481000

A& D courses


We offer courses in Art, Design, Media, Music and performing arts at foundation, degree and postgraduate level.

A&D events


We hold many events throughout the year, including our Summer Shows, graduate symposiums and industry events.

Professor of Practice

A&D Professors of Practice

These currently include Mark Eley of global fashion and design company Eley Kishimoto and Karen MacKinnon – Director of Artes Mundi.


Art and Design Staff

All our courses benefit from a team of highly qualified staff who are active in their specialist areas.

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Swansea Open Days

We offer open day and Taster Days throughout the year. We also welcome school groups and individuals at other times, please contact us for details.

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Swansea College of Art publications including our Art & Design book, interview guide and Summer Show catalogues.

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Short Courses & Education Outreach

We offer a wide range of engagement activities that provide an introduction to the art college experience in a modern university setting. 

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Summer Shows

Swansea College of Art is pleased to showcase the work of our students at the Summer Degree Shows!