Edward Davies Building

The School occupies one the finest examples of architecture in Aberystwyth.

The Edward Davies Building, a listed building that celebrated its centenary in 2007, retains many of its original features, but has been carefully adapted to meet the needs of today’s fine art education. It is an elegant symbol of the School’s aim to join the traditional and the contemporary.

Set in its own grounds, the building houses spacious, well-lit studios, darkrooms, print workshops, a Mac suite, as well as lecture theatres and seminar rooms. Allowing students to move with ease from one area of study to another and to remain in close contact with the staff, the proximity of the postgraduate working spaces fosters a strong sense of community and cooperation.

The building also accommodates a museum, modern galleries, and extensive art archives. At the heart of the teaching programme, these resources express the School’s commitment to serving the interests of the public that come to our student exhibitions.