Schools and Colleges

Here you will find an overview of Art and Design Specific activity and participation opportunities available to Schools and Colleges, including Course talks, Masterclasses and Facility tours. Details on how you can book these sessions or find out more are listed at the bottom of this page.

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Course Talks

Delivered by one of our academics, these talks aim to give an insight into what studying an Art and Design degree with SIA is like, and can focus on any A+D course currently on offer.

Details of course content, entry requirements and portfolio guidance can all be covered as part of these sessions.

Course talks can be delivered within your institution, or as part of a visit to Sheffield Hallam University.


Masterclasses are in-depth, academic led sessions that offer A level, BTEC and foundation students a chance to get hands-on with an aspect of Art and Design.

Students are guided through a 90 minute/2 hour workshop, taking in the theory and practice of a specific course area, and given the chance to experiment with materials/mediums they may not be familiar with.

Masterclasses are available in the following subject areas:

  • Fine Art
  • Fashion Design/Fashion Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery and Metalwork
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design

These sessions are run three times a year as part of our Masterclass week programme.

Our next masterclass weeks will run during the week commencing 20th March and week commencing 12th June.
Our June programme will be available soon.

Opportunities for Key Stage 4 pupils

Aimed at students in years 10/11, these sessions offer a snapshot of related study to those considering taking an Art and Design subject post-16.

These sessions are led by our trained Art+Design student ambassadors, who provide a unique insight into what it takes to study a creative subject at degree level.

Duration: 50 minutes to 1 hour

Location: In school

Subject areas available:

  • Art
  • Product Design
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design / Illustration

Teachers and Advisors

We would like to invite you to an evening we will be hosting for teachers / tutors on Thursday 23rd March.This event is the first of an on-going series of Teacher / tutors events that will give you the opportunity to learn about the work of the Art & Design Department, explore opportunities for working together and meet academics and teachers from your own discipline.

The evening will begin at 4pm with refreshments and will run until 6.30-7pm. To book a space on this evening, please follow:

Student Led Tours of the Sheffield Institute of Arts

Would you like to bring a group of students to look round our facilities? We are happy to arrange a current student to show you round and give an insight into life as an Art & Design student at Sheffield Hallam.

For more information on our home, please visit

To arrange a tour, please click here to email your request.

Sheffield Institute of Arts Events

For forthcoming events by our staff, students and graduates, exhibitions at our gallery and guest lectures by leading professionals, please visit our events page here.

To book activities

To enquire about any of our activities, please click here to contact the team.

Keep up to date with events and activity

Three times a year we send a newsletter to teachers and advisors with information regarding future events. To join our mailing list, click here to email the team. Please include your name, school or college, position and contact details. Please note that your details will be stored purely to update you on Sheffield Institute of Arts Activity for students and teachers and will not be passed to any third parties.

We also offer a number of other activities designed to support your students' progression to university. Please visit further information

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