Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty Of Art And Design
With 3200 full-time and 150 part-time students we are one of the largest providers of art and design courses in the UK. With a distinguished history dating back over 150 years, we offer a wide range of art, design and architecture courses. Based in the heart of Manchester, a vibrant and creative multicultural city, we attract a diverse range of students from all around the world.
The Manchester School of Design was set up in 1838, only the second design school in Britain, and became the Manchester School of Art shortly after. The present magnificent Art School (now Grosvenor building) was built in 1880, and it was here in the early years of the century that L.S.Lowry studied.
Many well known artists and designers have taught here over the decades including painter Adolphe Vallete (a contemporary of Lowryâ€™s) and Walter Crane, who was Head of Design. The impressive Holden Gallery within the original building was once the Textile Court, and now houses a programme of contemporary art and design exhibitions.
The next door listed building, once Chorlton Town Hall, was the site of the third P...
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