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MIMA School of Art & Design

Study at MIMA School of Art & Design

A new model of art school led by international art gallery MIMA, and Teesside University.

Gain an exceptional experience working with our local, national and international networks developing skills, knowledge and resilience, building foundations for a creative practice career.

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MIMA School of Art & Design

MIMA School of Art & Design, led by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, gives you an exceptional experience, using the gallery as a platform, cultural hub and creative resource. We nurture, develop and support significant new talent for the future.

You are challenged to work across disciplines, sectors, places and locations, learning how to creatively respond to briefs and commissions and building transferrable skills for future careers.

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Laura Sillars

MIMA Director and Dean of MIMA School of Art & Design


Fine Art

At the heart of our courses is the understanding that this is a personal adventure during which you test, unearth and begin to shape a voice that will be the creative foundation for your future.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses


Our design degrees combine artistic flair and creativity with teamwork and a business-like, client-focused approach - and our teaching includes all of these strands.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses


We support students who are working on a wide range of topics from community engagement through to performance art, drawing or printmaking.

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Why study with us?

Connect with world-leading artists and designers

Become part of a rich research environment

Travel internationally

Make work together

Engage in artist-led research


Student work


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Workshop, studio, gallery and classroom-based learning allows you to explore and experiment with painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and/or new media. You work with skilled technicians to help you create and innovate, and have open access to all media workshops to develop your personally defined project themes.

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Meet the team

Our academic team is made up of internationally practicing artists and each member is contributing research within MIMA in the form of exhibitions, debates and special projects.

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Your career

You develop the skills, knowledge, resilience and networks to sustain a life of creative practice. Our students go on to work in a range of fields - they are digitally able, financially savvy and know how to make things happen in the world.

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School management team

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Contact us

Information desk and general enquiries

  • T: 01642 046988
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    MIMA School of Art & Design
    Centre Square
    Teesside University
    Tees Valley
    TS1 2AZ