School for the Creative and Cultural Industries



Based at UCL East in Stratford, East London and spread over two buildings (One Pool Street and Marshgate), the School for the Creative and Cultural Industries is home to many specialist facilities to support practice-based research and teaching in the arts, humanities and social sciences, from media and conservation labs to studio and exhibition spaces.

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Culture Lab: Object Learning Studio and Exhibition Space

A new exhibition, performance and immersive learning space where students and the public can co-curate new exhibitions working with artefacts drawn from across UCL’s Museums and Collections to explore and communicate contemporary global challenges such as climate change, migration and inequality.

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UCL Urban Room and Memory Workshop

UCL Urban Room is a practice-based space dedicated to debate and engagement around key questions of future living in relation to urbanism.

The Memory Workshop will be a centre for public-facing history teaching and research, and access to UCL’s Special Collections including the social history of London.

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UCL East Media Studio

The Media Studio will include new production, editing and screening facilities including a DCP screening room and a radio/podcast suite.

Our facilities will support teaching in creative documentary and fiction filmmaking, games design and AR/VR, as well as immersive sound design and storytelling for radio and podcasts.

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Community Cinema

A fully equipped cinema that will be open to students and the local community.

Our cinema will give everyone in the area the chance to see great works of cinematic art and to curate their own programmes of film.

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Slade Studio

The Slade Studio is a flexible art studio space at UCL East. It is used by undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, for partnership meetings and events, and for outreach activity such as the Art & Design Saturday Club which aims to encourage local school children to improve their creative skills.

The Studio will be used by a new undergraduate degree from UCL’s world-leading Slade School of Fine Art focused on the intersections of art and technology.

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Conservation Studio

The School’s new Conservation Studio will train the next generation of conservators in the skills necessary to preserve new and future artworks.

Specialist laboratory and digital preservation spaces will enable students to work on the conservation of modern and contemporary art and media, learning practical skills alongside critical and leadership skills for the future of conservation.