Based on the outskirts of Abingdon our top class facilities and learning areas make for social, practical and career focused learning zones, where there is always something going on and there is never a dull moment!
The Abingdon campus contains lots of specialist classrooms, workshops areas and specialist equipment and industry zones making our Vocational courses as industry effective and practically work orientated as possible.
- The Abingdon campus contains lots of specialist classrooms, workshops areas and specialist equipment and industry zones .
- Broadcast-quality media studios and a state of the art film production unit
- Specialist vocational workshop areas for subjects such as Practical child care rooms, science and language laboratories, commercial travel agency
- Specialist fully equipped Photography, Art and Design and studios
- Professional Hair & Beauty Salons
- Engineering & construction workshops including welding, electronic, CAD and robotics equipment
- Performing Arts Centre with purpose built performance theatre
- E-learning zone
- Restaurant/ Café
- Faith room
- Student Services Zone
- Sports centre & Multi Gym
One of our centrepieces of the Abingdon Campus is the £1.5m Arts Centre, which was opened in October 2001. The visually-striking Arts Centre provides the main focus for the study of design, media and the performing arts. It boasts ten purpose-built studios, many of which interconnect to provide maximum flexibility for projects and exhibitions by both students and visiting artists. A versatile theatre space and state-of-the-art computer design and broadcasting technology are also incorporated in the building.
Specialist facilities within the Abingdon Arts Centre include:
68-seat capacity performance studio equipped to professional standards which plays host to student shows and performances throughout the year
Expansive media suite with digital and linear editing facilities, film production unit and sound studios, which houses a college radio station
Industry standard 20-unit Apple Mac suite for IT-based art and graphic design
Purpose-built, high-ceilinged drawing and painting studios
3D workshop for sculpture, welding, casting and timber work
Photographic darkrooms with links to digital processes
Facilities for relief, intaglio and planographic printing, textiles design and interior design
Abingdon is an historic market town where the River Ock joins the River Thames eight miles south west of Oxford. Considered to be the oldest town in Britain, its long history can be traced back to prehistoric times, spanning invasions by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxon.Abingdon was once the county town of the Royal County of Berkshire. The County Hall, which has been at the heart of the town for 300 years, was described by Pevsner as ‘the grandest town hall in England’ and was built by the master mason who worked with Sir Christopher Wren on the building of St Pauls’ Cathedral. Built as Berkshire's County Assizes Court and market house, the roof is used for historic ‘bun throwings’, staged to mark national and Royal celebrations.
Today the town offers a wide range of leisure activities and the former County Gaol has been converted into a £10m leisure centre, while the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, which opened in March 2002, is considered to be one of the UK’s finest public sports facilities.