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Facilities

Chelsea College of Arts has an extensive range of professional workshops and facilities. They are staffed by a highly experienced team of specialist technicians.

Take a virtual tour of our buildings, studios and spaces at Chelsea.

Chelsea photography studio.

Photography

Chelsea's photography facilities provide a range of cameras, lighting and other related equipment that students can loan. We have 4 photography studios. Students from all courses can book the studios. They are used to make original photographic images or to document work. The studios are run by 2 specialist photography technicians.

Computers in the digital studio.
Computers in the digital studio. (Credit: Kristy Noble.)

Digital

Chelsea has an audio visual editing studio that offers studio space and equipment loan. The college’s digital print studio has 7 different printers, 2 iMacs and 2 scanners. There is a print finish and display workshop dedicated to 2D works. The library also has Macs, PCs and scanners students can use.

Woodwork workshops at Chelsea.
Kristy Noble., Woodwork workshops at Chelsea.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.

3D Workshops

Chelsea’s 3D workshops are fully equipped to industry standards.

  • Metal - work with steel using techniques like welding, bending, braising, cutting, rolling and lathe work
  • Wood - make small scale models and large scale structures
  • Foundry - pour molten aluminium or bronze into moulds
  • Casting - cast in materials including aluminium, bronze, clay, plaster, porcelain, slip and wax
  • Ceramics - use clay, earthenware and porcelain to make small or large scale work
  • Laser cutting - work with metal, plastics, wood, fabrics and other materials
Ceramics workshop at Chelsea.
Kristy Noble., Ceramics workshop at Chelsea.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.
Chelsea foundry.

Textiles

Chelsea has specialist facilities for our BA and MA Textile Design courses. Equipment available for students:

  • Digital and screen printing workshops
  • Knitting and sewing machines
  • Print and dye facilities
  • Looms for weaving
Knitting machines.
Kristy Noble., Knitting machines.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.
Dye vats in the Chelsea textile workshops.
Kristy Noble., Dye vats in the Chelsea textile workshops.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.
Chelsea digital textile studio.
Screenprinting tables in the Chelsea textiles workshops.
Kristy Noble., Screenprinting tables in the Chelsea textiles workshops.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.
Looms in the Chelsea textiles workshop.
Kristy Noble., Looms in the Chelsea textiles workshop.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.

Project and Maker Spaces

Chelsea has a variety of project spaces students can use. These range from small studios to larger exhibition spaces, such as the Triangle Space. The maker space is a student led space.

Chelsea Triangle exhibition space.
Kristy Noble., Chelsea Triangle exhibition space.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Chelsea College of Arts.