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Location address: United Kingdom, Manchester
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The Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) was formed in 1996 with the merger of the architecture departments of the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, in England. The MSA is a joint school of the University of Manchester School of Environment and Development and the Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Art and Design. This arrangement allows MSA students to draw on the facilities and resources of both institutions. On graduating, the students’ degree is awarded by both Universities.
Manchester School of Art in Manchester, England, was established in 1838 as the Manchester School of Design. It is the second oldest art school in the United Kingdom after the Royal College of Art which was founded the same year. The school opened in the basement of the Manchester Royal Institution on Mosley Street. It became the School of Art in 1853 and moved to Cavendish Street in 1880. It was subsequently named the Municipal School of Art. In 1880, the school admitted female students, at the time the only higher education available to women, although men and women were segregated. The school was extended in 1897.