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MIMA School of Art & Design

Study at MIMA School of Art & Design

Industry connected and employment focused for the creative industries

Gain an exceptional experience working with our local, national and international networks developing skills, knowledge and resilience, building foundations for careers in art, design and media.

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MIMA School of Art & Design

MIMA School of Art & Design, part of Teesside University, is uniquely placed to support the journey of creatives at all stages in their careers.

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MIMA School of Art & Design

See what it's like to study at MIMA School of Art & Design, part of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art




Using the gallery as a platform, cultural hub and creative resource, our programmes develop and support you to become a unique, industry-ready talent.

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Fine Art


Develop your practice at MIMA School of Art & Design, working with our local, national and international networks.

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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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Degree show

Upside Down Degree Show View our 2021 graduates' outstanding achievement with an exhibition of their creativity

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Magazine front cover Issue 2 of our quarterly magazine - get the latest on all things happening at MIMA School of Art & Design

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Undergraduate showcase 2020

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 in your chosen creative subjects. You work with skilled technicians to help you create and innovate, and have open access to all workshops to develop your personally defined project themes.

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Meet the team

Our academic team has a wealth of teaching experience and specialist knowledge, are active internationally across research and industry, and all contribute to our collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos.

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Your career

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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    MIMA School of Art & Design
    Waterhouse building
    Teesside University
    Tees Valley
    TS1 3BX