The Arts Building is the base for the Department of Arts and Humanities, built in the 1990s it was extensively refurbished in 2009. It houses state-of-the-art facilities for undergraduate degree courses including: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Film, Interior Architecture and Design, Computer Games Design and English.
The facilities include a range of studios for Painting and Sculpture with adjacent spaces for Installation and Video. A Drawing Studio, workshops and an exceptionally well-equipped Print Studio enhance the student experience. IT facilities include iMac and Mac Pro Suites as well as specialist IT facilities for Computer Games Design. In addition there is a Film Studio and associated editing suites, one equipped with a full lighting rig and sound system, and industry standard studios, dark rooms and digital suites specific to photography.
Cafe Siena provides a student friendly cafe serving snacks, meals and drinks. This forms a link between the Arts Building and the East Building where further Arts and Humanities degree courses are based.