The Jarman Building is located at the heart of Kent’s Canterbury campus. Named after artist and filmmaker, Derek Jarman, the building offers professional standard drama, film and media production studios, as well as teaching rooms, social spaces and a dedicated centre for postgraduate students.
The building is also home to the Studio 3 Gallery, which plays host to a series of major international exhibitions and student shows, and an extensively equipped 1000msq construction workshop which is open to all School of Arts students.
Drama and Theatre
Our wide range of facilities will help improve your practical skills and technical knowledge. We have five licensed performance studios which are used for teaching, performances, rehearsals and workshops.
The Jarman Building contains two large, fully rigged studios with semi-sprung floors with under-floor heating, the Lumley Studio is a large and flexible 'black box' space. We also have the 113-seat Aphra Theatre, the Forest Studio, and a 1000msq construction workshop including Design Suite.
In addition to the fully equipped studios, Drama students have access to a variety of audio and visual equipment designed to enhance practical work.
Our professional facilities include a fully soundproofed film production studio with a complement of projection, chroma-key green and black serge cycloramas, a fully soundproofed digital sound dubbing suite, and editing facilities include eight Apple Mac Pro dedicated individual suites, and a digital studio accommodating ten Mac workstations, used as our primary instruction facility for post-production work.
Film students also have access to a wide array of industry standard camera, lighting and sound equipment.