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Facilities and resources – University of Reading

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  • Accessible and flexible art studios, open 24/7

  • Workspaces designed to help staff and students work together

  • Unrivalled collections and archives of international importance

Facilities and resources

Creative, stimulating  and lively environments in which you, your peers and our academics will work together, across a range of disciplines, to  explore, create and realise your ambitions.

As an Arts & Communication Design (ACD) student you will have access to extensive facilities and resources, including student-run galleries and experimental project spaces, exceptional collections and archives, and a range of theatres, studios and post-production facilities.

For a more detailed review of ACD's facilities and resources, please explore the Department's individual sites:

Reading School of ArtStudents exploring woodwork

A vibrant studio community with dedicated work spaces for all students, accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 


Film, Theatre & TelevisionMInghella Studios

Home to a bright and flexible collection of purpose-built  facilities.


Typography & Graphic Typography press

A light, vibrant and integrated studio environment, bringing staff and students together. 


Special collections and museums

As a research-intensive university, we have amassed an incredible collection of artefacts over the last 150 years. In addition to the collections held by Arts & Communication Design, the University's Special Collections, which include rare books, archives and manuscripts, cover a broad range of subjects from art to science, and highlights such as the Beckett Collection, the world's largest collection of Samuel Beckett resources.

University campus

Arts & Communication Design is located on the award-winning Whiteknights campus, voted as one of Britain's top green spaces for the ninth consecutive year in the 2019 Green Flag Awards.

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