The Daphe Oram creative arts building is there to support and inspire you as the next generation of artistic professionals. Full of the the latest digital facilities, it will help support your creativity and help you lay the foundation of your future career.

This exciting creative hub is named after Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and a tutor here during the 1980s. It was opened by former Director of the Tate and now Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, in 2019.

Explore the 360s on this page to get an idea of what these facilities are like!

Music studios

Daphne Oram's music studios are kitted out with in-house instruments and state-of-the-art control rooms sporting both digital sound and video editing software.

They're on the ground floor, where you'll also find the gallery space, cafe, and performance areas for large and small gigs.

Graphic design space

Graphic Design workshops are located on the first floor. Spaces flooded with natural light are fitted with the latest digital facilities to support creative work.

There are Apple Macs available as well as projectors for showing films and presentations on a big screen. 

Photography studios and dark rooms

Photography students have access to our fully-equipped dark rooms. They provide isolation from the light, allowing processing and prints of light-sensitive materials, including film and photographic paper. 

The photography studios have everything you would find in a professional environment. 

Vibrant study areas

Found on each floor, study areas provide digital resources and space allowing students to work independently or as a group creating a vibrant digital learning culture where students can generate and share ideas while working on creative projects.

MAC labs

An impressive open learning space on the second floor integrates an extensive MAC Lab and is home to innovative Games Design equipment, including high-performance PCs and high resolution monitors. 

Our Games Design students love using this space to test their games on each other. The large open space encourages students from different courses to collaborate and learn from each other. 

Print room

Students have access to a wide variety of materials and equipment including; Print press, HP printer, Fume cabinet and Heat mat. This enables our students to incorporate physical design techniques into their projects alongside digital work. 

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North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
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