Art

Welcome

Spark your creativity in an environment that encourages and supports your talent development. Our strong partnerships with the creative sector in Bristol mean we deliver dynamic art courses at inspirational city-centre venues with extensive input from professional and industry specialists. 

Department talk

Here is a video overview of the School of Art and Design.

Art courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BA(Hons) Fine Art

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This studio-centred course is based at Spike Island, an internationally-renowned contemporary art venue, part of our City Campus in the heart of Bristol. Working in areas such as painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video and digital media, you’ll get to explore different avenues and shape your own professional journey.

BA(Hons) Fine Art with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

This studio-centred course is based at Spike Island, an internationally-renowned contemporary art venue, part of our City Campus in the heart of Bristol. Working in areas such as painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video and digital media, you’ll get to explore different avenues and shape your own professional journey.

BA(Hons) Illustration

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Based at Bower Ashton Studios, as part of our City Campus, you’ll benefit from exceptional facilities, and input from professional illustrators and creatives. You’ll develop core skills through individual experimentation across different media, and explore problem-solving through drawing and making. Expect to work on live briefs, take part in national and international competitions, attend lectures and seminars at the Arnolfini and Watershed, and showcase your work at our hugely popular final year degree show.

BA(Hons) Illustration with Foundation Year

Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

Based at Bower Ashton Studios, as part of our City Campus, you’ll benefit from exceptional facilities, and input from professional illustrators and creatives. You’ll develop core skills through individual experimentation across different media, and explore problem-solving through drawing and making. Expect to work on live briefs, take part in national and international competitions, attend lectures and seminars at the Arnolfini and Watershed, and showcase your work at our hugely popular final year degree show.

Creative Degree Show 2019

Get a sneak peak at the behind-the-scenes preparation for the 2019 Creative industries degree Show.

People attending the UWE Bristol Degree Show.

Digital Showcase 2020

2020 has been a year of abrupt and unprecedented global change. We are proud of the ways our students responded in these extraordinary times.

Showcase 2020 - emerging talent in extraordinary times

We developed our online showcase with Rhombus Studio, a local company founded by UWE Bristol alumni from Graphic Design. Whilst no substitute for our annual Degree Show, the showcase features the work of hundreds of our graduating students from 25 of UWE Bristol’s creative courses across art, design, animation, fashion, media, performance, photography and filmmaking.

Digital Showcase 2020

Art facilities

Immerse yourself in our Art facilities by viewing our 360° images below. Move between different rooms and spaces by using the arrows or menu bar on the top left, and use the controls or your cursor to explore the images. You can also expand to full screen using the icon on the bottom left of the images.