A Walk Through Brampton Road Campus
Open Space, Open Mind
Home to our Graphic Design and Illustration Studio, this open plan space is at the very heart of our Brampton Road Campus. Each Graphic Design and Illustration student is allocated their own workspace, which they can personalise and work in throughout the year. There are also hot desks available for anyone studying or working on campus.
To the sides of this studio, you will find our art supplies shop and Reprographics Department.
Fine Art Studios & Workshops
Alongside a live drawing studio and an array of workshops, our fine art students enjoy access to a dedicated studio where each student is allocated their own workspace. Bright and open plan, this space works as a blank canvas for our artists and it is set up so that their creativity may run free.
Our professional-standard workshops are fully equipped and available to all students studying at Brampton Road. They include 3D printing; a ceramic studio; woodwork workshop; a metal workshop; and a stitched textiles and print-making workshop.
In each workshop, you will find our technicians who are always on hand to train and support with the use of equipment.
Situated to the left of the Reception in the Main Building, this is the ideal social area after a day in the workshop or practising your craft. There is a wide range of cold grab and go style food and drinks, a wide selection of homemade cakes and confectionery, as well as Starbucks coffee.
There is a lift to the first floor and the facilities are wheelchair friendly.Find Out More
Opened by globally acclaimed artist and former student Conrad Atkinson, our Vallum Gallery is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions each year.
As a student, you may see your work displayed on the walls of this gallery while you study with us.Find out more
Games Design Labs
For our Games Design students, we have three Games Design Labs, each equipped with high-end PCs and industry-standard software including the Unreal Games Engine, Substance Painter for texturing and 3ds Max for 3D modelling. Here, you will find technicians and lecturers on hand to support you when using the specialised hardware and software.
Photography Darkroom and Studios
For Photography and Media students, Brampton Road is home to a state-of-the-art black and white darkroom, a Colenta colour processor, and three shooting studios fully equipped with backdrops and lighting. We also boast a dedicated professional photography print room where computers are highly calibrated for colour.
When using these spaces, you will find our photography technicians are always on hand to help and support you when using the equipment.
Media Suite, TV Studio and AV Department
Our Wildlife Media and Film and TV students have access to the Media Suite, TV Studio, and our AV (Audio Visual) Department. Students can book and use everything, from the studios to high-quality cameras, drones to lights, and microphones.
Our Media Arts Department also boasts a Mobile Broadcasting Studio with the capability to broadcast worldwide.
Three Reasons Why We Love Brampton Road
From Photography and TV, to Fine and Performing Art, our facilities at Brampton Road are incredible spaces, designed to encourage freedom of expression, whatever your chosen artistic discipline. All our fantastic workshops, studios, and stages are open to all of our students regardless of their course.
From drones and cameras to computers, printing, and machinery, our students have access to an array of equipment and software. Our campus is fully equipped to help you explore your artistic voice.
The Brampton Road Campus overlooks the beautiful River Eden in Carlisle and is surrounded by parkland. We're only a short walk away from Carlisle city centre, a vibrant place by day and lively by night, and a short trip away from the English Lake District, one of the most beautiful places in the UK. It's so beautiful that it has inspired the works of famous artists, poets, writers, and musicians.
Why Our Students Love It Here
I chose to come to Cumbria because I have been visiting the Lake District all my life with my family and I love the area. I can get out into the Lakes and film or do some photography of the beautiful landscapes...everything is accessible and you don’t have to wait for ages. That appealed to me most because you get to know the tutors and other students well and aren’t treated like a “number”.
Natalie Boyne, BA (Hons) Film and Television