North East Wales Institute

We are a friendly college and place a high value on maintaining creative and dynamic learning environments which gives our students the very best preparation for the future. The school maintains a pro-active relationship with local industry, professional design practice and other external agencies. The record of our students winning major national awards is outstanding.

Well equipped spacious design studios and workshops in a traditional "art school" setting are complemented by a high levels of staff expertise. All our programmes are taught by experienced, enthusiastic and committed professionals, many of whom are notable practising artists and designers in their own right.

The school maintains close links with industry and other external agencies, and "live commissions" are considered to be an essential part of every students experience.

Our students regularly win major national competitions, and it is considered a priority that our graduating students have good employment prospects.

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United Kingdom

49 Regent Street
North Wales
LL11 1PF
Phone: +44 1978 293169

College Photos (10)

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Our Aims

NEWI's vision
To become a market led, student centred university of international significance, which is open to all.

NEWI's mission
To provide quality higher education and research in a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment to meet individual, local, national and international needs.

Respect for the individual, for the expression of ideas and the pursuit of knowledge;
Education, academic and professional integrity;
Care for students, colleagues and customers and the anticipation of their needs and requirements;
Organisational commitment to the pursuit of excellence and loyalty to the Institute as a community of learning.

Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Location and Getting there

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
Plas Coch Campus
Mold Road
LL11 2AW  

News and Events

Bologna Success
In 2007, the Illustrators Exhibition recorded 2.653 entries from over 58 countries. Of these, the jury selected 85 illustrators. Katie Cleminson, a final year student from the BA Illustration for Childrens Publishing course, has been selected  

Information For  Undergraduates

Art and design
BA (Hons) Applied Arts
BA (Hons) Design: Animation
BA (Hons) Design: Creative Lens Media
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Design: Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Design: Illustration
BA (Hons) Design: Illustration for Children's Publishing
BA (Hons) Design: Interactive Multimedia Design
FdA Art & Design
FdA Digital Media

Information For  Postgraduates

Art and design
PhD and MPhil
MA Animation
MA Contemporary Applied Art
MA Computer Generated Imagery
MA Fine Art
MA Illustration for Children’s Publishing

Information For  International Students

NEWI recognises that travelling to another country very different from your own to study is a considerable undertaking. You must prepare thoroughly before you leave your own country in order to benefit as fully as possible from your time in the United Kingdom.

The International Office at NEWI provides a comprehensive service to assist students with all aspects of the application process for admission to the institute. Information and assistance is provided to support students with the application process (from the enquiry stage to enrolment and finally to graduation). We provide the following services:

Application guidance
Student visa guidance
Pre-departure checklists
FREE Airport transfers from Manchester and Liverpool airports
English language support (pre-sessional and in-sessional) for all international students
Orientation programme at NEWI
Continuous support throughout the duration of your studies  


Your relationship with your university doesn't end when you graduate, and we value the association we have with each and every one of you.

There are many ways you can put something of value back into the life of the university today and ways you can keep in touch with your faculty and fellow graduates.

We invite you to learn more about NEWI's alumni activities and participate in the network by navigating the menu on the left.

Please ensure we have your up-to-date details by completing our graduate update form.

Email your ideas and suggestions to  

Student Facilities

The Students’ Union at NEWI is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). The Students’ Union is the representative body of the student community and exists to promote the interests and welfare of all students irrespective of age, gender, race or sexual orientation.

The Students’ Union here at NEWI plays a vital part in student life, it is here for representation at all levels, advice and information, guidance, welfare, support, mediator between students and the Institute, clubs and societies and sporting teams.

We provide sporting facilities, entertainment and FREE MEMBERSHIP.
The Union aims to provide academic and welfare support, in addition to providing events and activities to cater for all individual tastes to enhance your social experience during your time at NEWI.  

Student Support

Student Support Services:  

Student Life

The unique scenery of North Wales almost shadows the schools close-knit community. Life at NWSAD is a little different from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet its centrality is perfect. major cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Hollyoaks refuge of Chester lie just around the corner. Access to and from Ireland through Hollyhead and Liverpool's John Lennon airport (easyjet/ryanair!) make air and sea an attractive cost cutting reality (Dublin in 2 hrs anybody?).

An extensive range of student visits are offered; from New York, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris allow you to understand the intricate relationships of your medium to the global and local markets.


Accommodation Enquiries
Our Customer Service Advisors at the Service Information Desk (SID) will deal with all your accommodation enquiries. You’ll find SID on the ground floor of the Edward Llywd Centre.  

How To Apply

If you are thinking about coming to NEWI we would recommend that you come along to one of our open events.

This will give you the chance to see our facilities, talk about the programmes and find out more about life as a NEWI student.

For further information and advice please contact NEWI Admissions:

Tel: 01978 293439
Fax: 01978 290008

Visit us (open days)

Academic staff are available at these events to talk about the programmes and answer any specific questions you may have.

Any queries on admissions, student support, disability or other issues can also be answered.

Campus tours (including accommodation) are available with staff or students acting as guides.

On open days, workshops, demonstrations and subject talks are organised to illustrate the programmes on offer and to provide further information.

Dates of these events are:

Information evenings 2007
Thursday 16 August, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 29 August, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday 4 September, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 12 September, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Open days 2007
Saturday 9 June, 10.00am – 3.30pm
Saturday 6 October, 10.00am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 5 December, 2.00pm – 7.00pm  

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