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Facilities

Wimbledon College of Arts has a range of specialist facilities and workshops. From wood to metal work to the latest film, sound and digital technology.

Our expert technicians are on hand to provide support. We also have a number of dedicated spaces for our costume and performance courses.

Technically Enhanced Studio at Wimbledon College of Arts.
Technically Enhanced Studio (Credit: Nicki Szlovak)

Technically Enhanced Studio

All students at Wimbledon have access to the Technically Enhanced Studio. It has a lighting rig to facilitate lighting and projection set up and the green screen enables post production effects on moving image work. The studio is networked to other spaces within the college.

Theatre lighting desk at Wimbledon College of Arts.
Theatre lighting desk (Credit: Arnhel De Serra)

Theatre

In Wimbledon’s industry standard theatre, students are supported through the whole performance process, from rehearsal to staged production. The theatre is currently undergoing redevelopment with an expected completion date of summer 2021.

Student working in the costume workshop.
Student working in the costume workshop. (Credit: Arnhel De Serra)

Costume Workshop

Wimbledon’s costume workshop combines studio space with industry standard equipment to help students produce professional costumes. Students have access to dress stands, hat blocks, industrial irons, over lockers, pattern cutting tables, sewing machines, steamers and a digital embroidery machine. There is a material store providing low cost materials for students.

Metal workshop.
Metal workshop. (Credit: Kristy Noble)

3D Lab

The 3D Lab is where students can prototype ideas in metal, wood and plastics using various 3D and digital techniques and processes. It is both a physical and virtual resource where students can use a variety of equipment onsite and gain access to online technical teaching in making and production. The 3D Lab is a collection of spaces which can accommodate different scales of work created across our costume, production, theatre design and performance courses. It is equipped with a variety of machinery and work stations along with power and hand tools to enable making across 3D and digital fabrication processes.

Photography studio at Wimbledon.
Photography studio at Wimbledon. (Credit: Nick Manser)

Film and Video Production

Animation room with 2D and 3D stop motion facilities and specialised picture capturing software. Sound room with digital audio workstation (DAW), midi controllers, microphones and synth. Photographic studio with lighting rig and backdrops. Wimbledon also has a range of printmaking facilities.

Students working on an animation.
Students working on an animation. (Credit: Arnhel De Serra)

Central Loan Store

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

Students participating in a performance workshop in the training studio at Wimbledon.
Arnhel De Serra, Performance workshop
, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL

Performance Studios

Our performance students have access to a range of studios to facilitate teaching, workshops and independent studio practice.

Performance Lab room at Wimbledon College of Arts.
Nicki Szlovak, Performance Lab room at Wimbledon.
, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL
Performance Training Studio at Wimbledon College of Arts.
Performance training studio
, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL

Facilities improvements

In summer 2020 Wimbledon begun site development work as part of a multimillion pound investment programme, due for completion in summer 2022.

Some of the money will go towards facilities and workshops that will support digital theatre, immersive and mixed reality technology.

This work will enable us to create an integrated performance environment. The aim is to foster further collaboration between our design, acting, technical arts and performance courses.

Find out more about our plans.

Architectural sketch of aerial view of the Wimbledon College of Arts site development by Levitt Bernstein.