Markeaton Street

A place of innovation and creativity, Markeaton Street is home to our engineering, computing and mathematics courses as well as art, design, media and performing arts.  

Our Markeaton Street site is in a quiet residential area, just 15 minutes’ walk from Kedleston Road. The Markeaton Street site also includes our new specialist Chandos Pole Street and STEM Centre buildings.

The £21m Markeaton Street site was created specifically for arts, design and technology courses with purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for all our art, design, media and performing arts students. This includes:

Fashion and Textiles students are based at Chandos Pole Street, which is part of the Markeaton Street site. The Markeaton Street site also contains the STEM Centre which provides computer studios and specialist facilities for engineering, technology and computing students.

As well as the arts facilites based at Markeaton Street, there are also specialist arts facilities located at other sites nearby. Our Fine Art students are based at nearby Britannia Mill, our Dance students get to work at Déda in Chapel Street and our Theatre students are based at Derby Theatre in intu Derby.

There are almost 1,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying on over 30 courses in the School of Arts and this mixing of diverse minds encourages ideas exchange and original thinking.

The building is focused around the ‘Street’, a wide walkway, which also becomes a meeting point and space for events and visiting exhibitions, like the UK Young Artists exhibition, FORMAT international photography festival, the Association of Illustrators exhibition and the recent exhibition of ceramic pottery by the late Derbyshire born studio potter Dr Emmanuel Cooper OBE. There is a café and a SU shop and a regular hopper bus running between University sites and the city centre.