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.
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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
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- Interior Design @uweinteriordesign
- MA Curating @uwe_ma.curating
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- MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking @uwe_maprint