Our Creative Campus is close to Liverpool city centre and is the home of our creative and performing arts subjects. Here, you can learn your craft in the inspirational setting of Grade II-listed buildings and state-of-the-art performance spaces, studios and workshops. The University has invested heavily in this campus, which includes two theatres, two dance studios and two black box performance spaces, a music technology laboratory, a recording studio, dedicated studios and specialist workshop facilities for ceramics, computer aided manufacture, fine metal, machine workshop, textiles and printmaking.
The fabric district is a 5 minute walk away and the surrounding area has an ever growing art scene. There are a wealth of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and theatres in the nearby city centre. The Creative Campus has a newly refurbished Cafe and student accomodation it’s a great place to live and study. There is also a regular free shuttle bus that runs between Creative Campus and Hope Park, so if you’re based at both campuses it’s easy to get around.
The Arts Centre one of our newly acquired buildings and was converted in August 2018. The Arts Centre has custom modern studios with a mix of natural light and double height ceilings, there are individual studio spaces, a film screening room, dedicated Design and MA room, bookable spaces, exhibition areas and student zones.
The Cornerstone building houses studios and workshops. In the textiles studio there is a large print room and construct room, Fine Art print room and dedicated studio spaces for the level I and H design students and a digital fabric printer. In ceramics we have a dedicated rooms for making, a plaster room, glaze room and kiln room. There are two dedicated metal studios one for bench work and another forge/ hammer workshop with a vast array of machines and equipment. The Machine room is supported by our technical staff 5 days a week and supports making across all the disciplines at the Creative campus.
The Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) brings together in one room new technology and manufacture machinery and is a space where small scale production and testing of ideas can take place. Housed here are laser cutters, 3D printers, a digital stitch machine, a vinyl cutter and wide format paper printer. Ideas are tested and we use this space alongside our more traditional workshop processes. The adjourning collaboration space provides space for ideas and design development.
The collaboration space is a unique space and has been designed to be used collectively across all disciplines and collaboratively with the Fab Lab and Graphic Design studio which are adjacent to this room. This is a flexible and multi use space and has special features which make it ideal for co-design and regional development opportunities as well as a teaching space. The equipment housed here ranges from a large screen interactive TV to a hands on chalkboard interface. Modular and flexible furniture and a suite of Mac computers installed with the Adobe Creative Suite are also included.
The Creative Campus offer short-term loans of equipment to staff and students on University projects. Equipment available includes data projector, camcorders, lighting, digital cameras and other audio-visual equipment and accessories as well as Theatre costumes and props.
The Creative Campus Media Hatch is located on the second floor of the right hand side of Liverpool Hope University’s Cornerstone Building in Room COR114.
The Media Hatch is open term time on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the below stated times.
10am-11am, 11.30am-1pm & 2-4pm
T: 0151 291 3794
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This professional theatre stages concerts and performances by leading national and international musicians and artists, spoken word events, radio broadcasts, plays, dance performances and film screenings.
For more information, visit the Capstone Theatre website.
This versatile theatre space features retractable seating that allows for different staging possibilities for performance and installation work.
Teaching takes place in a suite of lecture and seminar rooms. These are integrated across the Campus and there are common and dedicated equipment included. Most are recently refurbished during the recent renovation phase at the campus and included are upgraded technical facilities such as interactive TV’s, seating and projection facilities.
The Creative Campus has 2 libraries: The Cornerstone library can be found on the first floor of the Cornerstone Building, this library contains books and journals to support Dance, Design, Drama, Graphics, Fine Art, and Performance. The Capstone Library is located on the first floor of the Capstone Building and contains books, journals and scores to support Music.
The Cornerstone also has a pleasant Reading Room looking out onto the gardens, offering you a quiet place to study and work. If the Creative Campus doesn’t have a book you’re looking for, you can request for it to be transferred from The Sheppard-Worlock Library at Hope Park, meaning you don’t miss out! You can do this via OneSearch
The Student Success zone and is open 24 hours a day during term time. It contains PCs, printing facilities and plenty of space for group study, as well as comfortable seating for a relaxed place to study. During teaching hours there is also the IT BALCONY which also contains PC’s and printing facilities.
The Cafe 1846 is a friendly cafeteria located on Creative Campus. The name has historical significance and highlights the year that the site, where it stands, was first established. You can enjoy freshly brewed coffees, full hot and cold breakfasts, and a new and improved fresh produce lunch menu, taking inspiration from South East Asia, the Caribbean, along with local favourites. Chef Damian will be showcasing the best of his skills for our staff and students. This is a space to relax and meet with spaces to work and to chat.