BA (Hons) coursesDrawing

Drawing Studio

Students studying on the BA (Hons) Drawing course will work in the purpose-built CRAB Drawing Studio.

The multi-award winning building was designed and completed by renowned architect, AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau) in 2016.

The Drawing Studio is the first purpose-built drawing studio to be constructed at an art school for more than a century and is Professor Sir Peter’ Cook’s first building to be built in the UK.

The building has been designed to celebrate four aspects of light, that is so important to drawing. These include a large north-light in the studio tradition, a rear clerestory that throws a softer light back from the rear wall, a discrete and even softer light that filters from beneath the bench on the east side and, finally, a graded wash of light that comes along the curve of the entrance via the glass entrance door.

The Drawing Studio was officially opened on 3rd March 2016 by special guest, the world famous Dame Zaha Hadid who closed her speech with “’I simply love this building.’” You can read more about the Drawing Studio here.

To celebrate the opening of the building, artists were invited to contribute sketches for auction. You can take a look at their work here.

Whilst studying on the course, you will also have access to the Print Making Studios and Fine Art and Illustration specialist resources and facilities.