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Facilities

Wimbledon College of Arts has a range of specialist facilities and workshops.

Theatre

Wimbledon's theatre is equipped to industry standard and includes a flexible ground floor and mezzanine seating that allows for multiple uses of the space. Other features include fixed projector, projector screen, lighting rig and sound board.

Costume Workshop

Wimbledon’s costume workshop combines studio space with industry standard equipment to help students produce professional costumes. The studio and workshop contains dress stands, hat blocks, industrial irons, material store providing low cost materials for students, over lockers, pattern cutting tables, sewing machines and steamers.

Audio Visual

Wimbledon’s audio visual department consists of a wide range of photography, film and video facilities.

Wimbledon audio visual facilities:

  • Photographic studio with lighting rig and backdrops
  • Animation room with 2D and 3D stop motion facilities and specialised picture capturing software
  • Dark room facilities for developing black and white film and photographs
  • Green screen studio with infinity curve
  • Sound room with digital audio workstation (DAW), various midi controllers, microphones and synth

Wimbledon students can borrow equipment such as laptops, data projectors, TVs, DSLR cameras, video cameras, lighting, sound recording equipment and more from our central loan store.

Wimbledon's theatre.
Wimbledon's theatre. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Wimbledon green screen.
Wimbledon audio visual photography studio.
Photography darkroom.
Photography darkroom. - Credit: Kristy Noble.

3D Workshops

Metal

In the metal workshops students can work with steel using techniques such as welding, bending, braising, cutting, rolling and lathe work. There is also a foundry allowing students to cast in aluminium and bronze.

Wood

The wood workshop is where students are taught how to make models and other wooden structures. It is equipped with a band saw, belt sander, bobbin sander, fret saw, morsa guillotine, pillar drill, radial arm saw, spindle moulder, table saw, thickness planer, under pinner-frame making tool and other general tools.

Casting and moulding

The casting and moulding workshop consists of work benches, sinks and mixing areas. It is equipped with a variety of hand tools. The workshop is set up to allow students to use traditional casting and mould making methods, but it can also allows students to pursue more experimental alternatives in making.

Casting workshop.
Casting workshop. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Wimbledon wood workshop.
Metal workshop.
Metal workshop. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Welding equipment in the metal workshop.
Welding equipment in the metal workshop. - Credit: Kristy Noble.

Digital

Wimbledon’s digital media centre has iMacs equipped with the latest software for students to digitally create their design, audio and video work. Software available includes After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere. The centre also has large format digital printers. There are further Mac and PC computers in the library.

Maker Space

The maker space is run by students for students. It houses a laser cutter, 3D printers and has benches for assembling small works.

Print

Wimbledon has a range of printmaking facilities. Students can produce work using intaglio etching, letterpress, screen printing and wood cut printing.