Schools and Colleges

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

School students


Our Art and Design Masterclasses are hands on, interactive academic led sessions which introduce students to a specialist area at Sheffield Hallam University.

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

Click here to view our October/November schedule.

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.

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.

National Art and Design Saturday Club

A partnership with the UK′s leading universities, colleges and cultural institutions, the National Saturday Club offers programmes of expert tuition to 13–16 year olds, for free. We are recruiting for 30 club members to join our National Art & Design Saturday Club. We are looking for young people who are passionate to learn more about Art & Design. Members do not need to be studying Art & Design at school to join our club. Our club is a 20+ week programme on Saturdays 10am–2pm October – April.

The National Saturday Club network is wide-reaching and continually developing. All its participants – Club Members, tutors, student assistants and industry professionals – benefit from being connected and able to share knowledge and best practice.

To find out about 2019/20 club at SIA click here


DIMENSIONS, is a celebration of creative and made work by pupils in Sheffield Region Schools. DIMENSIONS allows teachers to nominate pupils work from any Key Stage which has been made in Art, Design, Technology, Craft, Engineering, Electronics or any other subject where the outcome is a physical artefact with a hand-made element in either 2D or 3D. To find out more about DIMENSIONS and how teachers can nominate work, please visit the DIMENSIONS page here

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.

Degree Show events

During our Degree Show (June TBC) we will be offering tours of our show. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the students who studied on the courses, hear about their experiences and pick up some advice on applying to University.

To arrange a tour, please click here to email your request (please let us know if there a specific course you are interested in.)


During June and July 2018 HeppSY+ funded and supported four summer schools focusing on: Criminology, Art & Design, The Built Environment and Languages & Film. Click here to watch a video and find out more about Heppsy+

Open Days

Find a full list of open days and book your place.


We send a monthly 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

To book activities

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

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