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As a student within LICA, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities


The LICA building has a variety of spaces supporting different kinds of activities.

A large two-storey space, which can be partitioned into three, has a floor suitable for dance, lighting rigs, speakers, projectors and screens. There is also a smaller square black-box Installation Space. The building also include sound-proofed media rooms, a design workshop, art studios, a computer lab, classrooms and discussion spaces, plus a large atrium which is ideal for display and presentation.

In the Great Hall complex there is the Nuffield Theatre (a site of national importance for the creation of new work), the Peter Scott Gallery, the Jack Hylton recital room and recording studios, and a Play Room with sprung floor.

Two floors of art studios and a workshop are housed in the Bowland Annex across the Great Hall square.

Elsewhere in the University there is a film theatre and several computer labs.


Workshop and theatre equipment includes laser cutters, a 3D printer, lighting desks, etc.

There is also an extensive collection of video and stills cameras, microphones, recording equipment and other gear which students can borrow for their work. The media rooms include dedicated stations and software for video and audio editing.

Equipment Loans can be arranged for LICA staff and students only.


LICA has a technical team who work with academic staff to help students learn specific skills and how to operate equipment.

They are also available for students to call on for help with their projects.