School of Art and Design
Over the past sixty years, the School of Art and Design has become a leading educator of creative practice in the South West. Thanks to its trusted reputation, you’ll join a thriving artistic community that’s highly respected in the sector.
Based at City Campus, our scenic Bower Ashton site is equipped with specialist maker spaces and technical workshops. We’re also home to two international contemporary art centres, Arnolfini and Spike Island, complete with inspiring city centre studio spaces.
As one of the biggest creative hotspots outside London, Bristol is brimming with a huge variety of artistic organisations. We share a broad range of partnerships, from the BBC to Watershed, which are strengthened by our location.
From multidisciplinary printmaking to fashion textiles, our cutting-edge courses are led by the latest research developments. We’re working with agile industry innovators to explore new technologies in design, fabrication and print, driving progress in this growing sector.
View our digital showcase featuring the work of students from 25 of UWE Bristol’s creative programmes across art, design, animation, fashion, media, performance, photography and filmmaking.
Our subject areas
Our Art courses include: Illustration, Fine Art and more. Find out why you should study an Art degree at UWE Bristol.
On our design courses, you'll work on live briefs, be inspired by study visits and benefit from our extensive industry links, both in buzzing Bristol and further afield.
Our Fashion courses include: Fashion Communication and Fashion Textiles Find out why you should study a Fashion degree at UWE Bristol.
Our partnerships and research
Well-established links with some of the top creative and cultural organisations in the region have led to an evolving portfolio of exciting collaborations and opportunities.Partnerships
Research plays an integral role in the School of Art and Design, generating new knowledge through a mixture of dialogue, practice and critique. The findings feed directly into your learning experience, providing valuable insights.Research
Art and Design facilities
Develop your skills in traditional and contemporary crafts, processes and digital technologies.
You can access facilities across the whole of Bower Ashton Campus whilst studying fashion, exploring fabrication, print and digital design to produce incredible work.
Our new state-of-the-art Design Studios at Bower Ashton are helping to shape the future of the creative industries.
City Campus is UWE Bristol's creative and cultural industries campus made up of city centre sites at Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.City Campus
School of Art and Design on Instagram
- Integrated Foundation @uwe_foundationartdesign
- Fashion Communication @uwefashioncommunication
- Fashion Textiles @uwe_fashiontextiles
- Fine Arts @fineartsuwe
- Graphic Design @typenowhere
- Illustration @uweillustration_
- Interior Design @uweinteriordesign
- MA Curating @uwe_ma.curating
- MA Design @uwe_ma.design
- MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking @uwe_maprint
News and events
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