Our facilities

Our facilities

Specialist facilities and period charm

Our campuses combine purpose-built facilities with breathtaking locations. Main campuses Newton Park, Locksbrook Campus and Sion Hill are situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath, as are our theatre workshops at Oldfield Park. We also have a campus located in the pretty market town of Corsham, three miles west of Chippenham in Wiltshire, where many of our postgraduate courses are based.

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Newton Park campus

Outdoor building with pillars nestled within trees2

Locksbrook Campus

Interior at Locksbrook Campus2

Sion Hill

Student painting on fabric2

Corsham Court

Peacock with Corsham Court in the background2

Campuses

Bath Spa's Main House building and grounds

Newton Park

Newton Park is an exceptional place to study and live. Only four miles from Bath, the campus has its very own nature reserve, woods, historic listed buildings and rolling fields. At the busy heart of the campus is our ultra-modern academic building, Commons. There’s an outdoor amphitheatre, library and theatre. Newton Park is also home to our award-winning Students’ Union.

Exterior of the Herman Miller building at Locksbrook Campus with students in the foreground

Locksbrook Campus

Our brand new state-of-the-art campus is truly stunning. This restored open-plan building provides space to be ambitious and space to reflect. Technical workshops for techniques such as printmaking and metalwork are surrounded by flexible, naturally-lit studio spaces; there’s a permanent gallery, café, open social areas and a rooftop pavilion for reflection and collaboration.

Student pinning garment to dressmaker's dummy

Sion Hill

Sion Hill offers specialist facilities for a range of our design courses. Along with bright, open studio spaces, there’s an art and design library, café, and specialist workshops where you can explore digital and traditional processes in textile print, embroidery, laser cut and knit. The campus is well known for its buzzing creative atmosphere and friendly community feel. 

View of Corsham Court from the end of the long drive

Corsham Court

Many of our postgraduate students study at Corsham Court, which is situated in historic Corsham, just ten miles from Bath. This sixteenth-century building – complete with stunning grounds and peacocks – has plenty of period drama and charm. On-campus you'll find a library, specialist facilities for music and textiles, an art gallery, postgraduate common rooms and quiet study areas. 

New locations and facilities to help you reach your full potential

Constantly evolving, never static, and always with an eye on industry developments – our teaching sites and facilities are updated regularly. We put feedback from current students into practice when we make changes and additions, so that incoming students can benefit from our existing students' experiences.

"The course gave me the foundations I needed to step in to the industry with confidence."

– Luke Taylor, BA (Hons) Creative Media

Key facilities

Newton Park grounds with the Commons building in the background

Commons

Lecture halls, seminar rooms, study spaces, a café, TV studios, computer rooms and two helpdesks: Student Information, and SISO, our free equipment loan service. 

Open book, handwritten journal and a pen

Specialist Libraries

Modern self-service kiosks, extra seating and quiet study areas. A wealth of online and offline resources.

Jazz sitting in the University grounds

Students' Union

There's a bar and kitchen, gym and shop, but the SU is more than a place to meet and attend events. SU officers represent you and ensure that the student voice is being heard. 

Students practising in a black box space

Oldfield Park Theatre Workshops

Our new, purpose-built, industry-standard facility for acting, theatre and digital production is located near the city centre.

Students on stage under colourful lights. Credit Nick Spratling.

University Theatre

A fully adaptable 186-seat theatre, equipped with state of the art sound, lighting and staging facilities, including cutting-edge virtual set technology.

Selection of different coloured paint tubes

Art shop

Based at Locksbrook Campus, our comprehensive art shop doubles as a gallery where you can exhibit and sell your work.

Three ducks walking on a frozen lake

Natural laboratory

Newton Park campus provides a rich variety of habitats which are used extensively in practical work.

Music technology equipment

Music technology facilities

Recording studios, rehearsal rooms, mixing suites and high-spec, industry-standard hardware and software. 

"A big highlight for me was... producing a full-length show with my coursemates to sold-out audiences in the University Theatre."

– Rhiann Ashley, BA (Hons) Dance

Art and design studios

The majority of our students on art and design courses will be assigned studio space – busy and vibrant, they're a place for you to flourish.

Students in front of and behind the camera

TV studios

Based at Newton Park campus, our electronic, multi camera TV studios rival those used by commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

Students examining test tubes

Food and nutrition labs

These labs and workshops are fully equipped with a mix of specialist equipment, including dietary analysis software.

Child running on leafy lawn

Oak Tree Nursery

Based at Newton Park, our day Nursery is run by a close-knit team of nursery practitioners and Forest School leaders.

Welding

Workshops

Be guided by expert technicians in our specialist workshops in everything from ceramics to metalwork to textiles.

Cup of coffee next to a book

Wellbeing Collection

Grab a coffee from East Wing and take some time out in The Quiet Space, just one of Main House's dedicated student spaces.

Performer on stage

Dance facilities

Three fully-equipped dance studios, a video editing suite, rehearsal spaces and access to green screen film studios.

Bowl of salads and veggies

Places to eat

We'e committed to providing nutritious, ethical, affordable and locally-sourced food and drink.

"It was wonderful to meet real writers for the first time and to be part of a supportive writing community. The course tutors... were so inspiring and endlessly generous with their comments, encouragement and vision..."

Jasbinder BilanMA Writing for Young People

University Theatre image credit: Nick Spratling @theofficialphotographer

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