Belfast School of Art at 175

Belfast School of Art at 175

Celebrating Past, Present, Future as the Creative Heart of the City

The Belfast School of Art was established on 4th December 1849. It was initially founded as School of Design to support the needs of the city’s rapidly-expanding manufacturing industries. It is the oldest provider of design education on the island of Ireland as well as being one of the oldest creative arts schools in the UK.

2024 marks its 175th anniversary. To celebrate, the University will host a programme of events, including exhibitions, workshops and lectures, with a focus of activities in late November. Here, we will not only be looking back but also looking forwards, towards the future.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in the marking this very special milestone!

The 175 Programme

A series of events will be taking place throughout the year

Please follow social media for updates and contact with queries on any of the events below.

Tickets will be released through Ulster Events.