About the faculty

Our mission

With one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our strong reputation for professional and practice-based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and research, encouraging the development of reflective critical practitioners.

In our industry standard studios, workshops and laboratories we can provide you with an experience that matches as closely as possible the workplaces you will be entering. Surrounded by artists, producers, journalists, designers and musicians, all intent on producing their work to the highest possible standards, you will have the chance to collaborate with colleagues in group projects and team work.

Our values

  • Combining top teaching and top research
  • Dynamic cocktail of creative, technical and academic teaching
  • Close links and consultancies with related industries
  • First rate resources and facilities across a wide range of specialisms

Admissions

Our friendly staff are dedicated to offering the following services:

  • providing information about all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • providing advice and guidance throughout the application process, including interviews and applicant days
  • providing information about student funding, accommodation and visa applications
  • arranging open days and advice evenings

Facts  

  • There are around 4,000 students and 250 staff at the Harrow Campus
  • We offer over 40 different courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • We receive over 9,000 applications a year
  • We have an integrated student community with students from over 50 countries
  • We have a large mature student community offering expert industry experience
  • Our site is currently being redeveloped to become a welcoming, vibrant centre, showcasing the work of students and staff in the creative industries

What students will achieve at MAD

Many graduates from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design work in senior positions in the creative industries. They include Michael Jackson (one time Chief Executive of Channel 4); the fashion designer Marcus Lupfer, chart diva Karen Ramirez, Asif Kapadia (Director of Senna and The Warrior), John Woodward (former Chief Executive of the Film Council) and Chris Bailey (Creative Design Director at Burberry).

Some 65% of the School's graduates go directly into employment in arts or media-related jobs with organisations as diverse as Sony UK, the BBC, Sky, independent production companies and a range of magazines, newspapers and websites. Other graduates are working freelance or on short-term contracts in the worlds of film, photography, fashion, multimedia, graphic design, journalism, broadcasting, fine art and animation.

A significant number of graduates continue to study further at Masters or PhD levels. The School has a highly rated research programme in both Media Communication and Art and Design, where it has pioneered a programme of practice-based PhDs. Some of our most successful graduates return to us as guest lecturers, while several of our research students have gone on to become lecturers and researchers within the School.

Whatever your dream, to achieve it you will need talent, determination, commitment and tenacity, at MAD we can do the rest.

Staff profiles

Take a look at the staff within the School of Media, Arts and Design

Facilities

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Courses

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is educating for the creative industries.

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Research

Our research is led by two world renowned institutes, CREAM and CAMRI.