Learning Environment

WMC Camden College North London

We are proud of our high quality learning environments which enable us to provide our learners with such a wide curriculum offer. We believe that in order to facilitate your learner experience, and for you to participate and create in the 21st Century, we need to offer you access to traditional working methods and media alongside contemporary technologies and environment.

Crowndale Road (Main site)

Sitting inside our 1904 listed building with its stunning Victoriana, wonderful original Library and arts and crafts ceiling you will find:

  • Classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and audio visual equipment.
  • Bespoke art studios for sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics, fashion, media, design and the general arts.
  • A hair and beauty salon – Studio 101.
  • A performance studio.
  • A grand hall with a stage, audio visual equipment, PA & lighting (Maurice Hall).
  • Dedicated PC and MAC studios and access to mobile devices to aid your learning.
  • Free wifi.
  • Open Learning Centre.
  • A welcoming café serving hot and cold food from early morning to late evening.
  • Ruskin Gallery.

Kentish Town site

  • Classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and audio visual equipment.
  • A dedicated printmaking studio.
  • Free wifi.
  • Café serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Open Learning Centre

The Open Learning Centre (room 305) provides extensive support for learning such as:

  • Individual and group support
  • Access to PCs, tablets and mobile devices
  • A Job Hub and job search support

The Open Learning Centre is staffed by supportive tutors and learning assistants who will help with independent learning, literacy, numeracy, digital and employability skills.

OLC Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday 09:00-20:30
Friday 09:00-15.30
Saturday 09:00-15:30
Holidays/half terms:
Monday – Friday 09:30-16:00
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Library & Learning Resource Centre

Situated in the College’s beautiful historic room 601 (at Level 6 by lift A), the Library supports all areas of the curriculum.

  • Inclusive and quiet place in which to read or study
  • Access a range of resources to support your learning
  • Borrow books and use computers for your course work
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities provided
  • Helpful staff to give assistance and answer enquiries

The library is equipped with PCs, MACs and laptops. Self-service scanning and photocopying facilities are also available plus free wifi throughout the College.

The Ruskin Café and Gallery

Located on the main corridor, at Level 3 by lift B, the Ruskin Café is at the heart of the College. It is a light-filled space where learners can get refreshments, enjoy good home cooked food, study or meet up with friends.

Within the Ruskin Café is a contemporary gallery space that provides learners with the opportunity to showcase their work at a professional level. Exhibitions of art and craft work by learners, staff, alumni and visiting artists are regularly organised within the College or elsewhere. See details at www.ruskingallery.com.

Studio 101

Studio 101 is our onsite hair and beauty salon. Studio 101 enables learners to develop skills and strengthen career prospects. Our learners provide professional services working under the supervision of expert tutors who have a wealth of industry experience. Please call: 020 7255 4713 or email: Studio101@wmcollege.ac.uk to check the availability and times of services as some treatments are only offered at certain times of the year. This could mean free treatments when models are required so keep an eye out on our website and social media channels.

Quiet Room

This is a space that is available to all members of the college community for quiet contemplation. The Quiet Room can be found on level 1.