Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) can trace its history back to 1843, and is now the art school at Sheffield Hallam University, one of Britain’s largest and most progressive modern universities, on the doorstep of the Cultural Industries Quarter. And we’re right in the heart of a great place to be a student (in fact, more of Sheffield’s graduates choose to settle here after they graduate than anywhere else but London). We combine all the advantages of a traditional art school (particularly our fantastic creative community and our emphases on practical work and research with all the benefits of being part of a larger university (brilliant student lifestyle, large Students’ Union and plenty of student support services). We have excellent links with other major learning institutions around the world, where you might even do a study exchange. We operate our own art gallery, the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, and our annual student exhibition, Creative Spark,showcases our students’ talents across all disciplines. Plus, we run our own research centre, the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC).