College & University

Our varied creative programmes offer unique opportunities for students studying a range of disciplines to engage with high quality arts and culture. Whether you’re studying fashion design or art history, work with us to expand your learning and develop your ideas.

We can work with you to develop bespoke workshops, learning sessions and behind the scenes tours to suit the needs of your students. Please get in touch to see how we could support your students’ learning.

Please email to discuss the opportunities below.

Curator Tours

Our expert curators guide you around our temporary exhibitions and share their insight, as well as encouraging students to think critically and respond individually to the artworks.

Tours last approximately 45mins

Cost: £25 for a class of 30

Careers Talks

Our Museum and Gallery team provide tours and talks that focus on developing a career in Museums and Art Galleries. The talks include discussions and advice on the wide range of roles available in the Arts and Heritage sector.

We can tailor these sessions to the needs of your students so please get in touch to discuss the possibilities. If getting to The Atkinson is difficult for your students, we can also offer career talks at your venue (subject to availability – additional travel costs)

Cost: £25 for a class of 30

Work Placements

We offer work placements across a range of departments including curatorial and exhibition design, front of house, education and marketing.

Please note demand for work placements at The Atkinson is extremely high. Get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Live Briefs

We offer exciting opportunities for students to work on ‘Live Briefs’ at The Atkinson, from exhibition design to documentary photography. We work with students to set them a brief that suits them and our programme.

‘Live Briefs’ at The Atkinson are a unique opportunity for your student to expand their practise, develop their skills and gain great work experience.