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Bradford College

Explore your talent in some of the best creative facilities in the North

From Art and Design to Fashion, and Performing Arts to Media Make-up with Special Effects, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include industry standard music studios, photography suites, a TV studio, and fully-sprung floor dance studio.

They have frequent opportunities to showcase their work in our very own Dye House Gallery, as well as other art spaces across the region. Exciting industry opportunities in the past have included working behind-the-scenes on the set of The Duke starring Helen Mirren, workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and regular openings to perform at events and venues across the country.

Creative Expertise

We are proud to have a large team of lecturers and course tutors who are also seasoned artists, performers, and creative professionals, who pride themselves on providing an outstanding creative education which encourages ingenuity, experimentation and enterprise. We are well respected in the arts industry, with industry links including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Screen Yorkshire, Bradford City of Film, the British Film Institute, BBC, Channel 4, and many more.

We Work With

Learn with industry experts to become one of our prestigious alumni

Bradford School of Art alumnus shortlisted for national art prize

Bradford School of Art alumnus shortlisted for national art prize

24th February 2022

A Bradford School of Art alumnus whose work has been exhibited all over the country has been shortlisted for a prestigious national art prize.

Iconic Titanic party costumes relaunch art gallery

Iconic Titanic party costumes relaunch art gallery

20th October 2021

An art gallery got ship-shape and ready to sail with a Titanic-themed relaunch party with unique costumes created by Bradford School of Art students.

Sunbridgewells showcases School of Art talent

Sunbridgewells showcases School of Art talent

28th September 2021

Two brilliant artists who developed their craft at Bradford School of Art will have their work showcased as part of a unique cultural event in the city this week.

Your Course Your Way

Study in a way that suits you – most of our courses are available as full-time and part-time options.

We have been providing an extensive range of Higher Education courses for over 35 years. These include foundation degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and postgraduate degrees. We also offer an excellent range of Further Education courses which can enable students to progress onto degrees, and our courses prepare students for employment in the Arts and Creative Industries sector.

As well as typical degrees we offer exciting foundation degrees that give you the skills and creative exploration to find your specialist field. These can be topped up with our BA (Top-up) courses and turned into a full Bachelors Degree.


Arts & Media Leisure / Hobby Courses


Study LevelBeginner
Duration11 weeks
Start Date19/01/2022
UAL Level 2 in Photography

Arts & Media Adult

UAL Level 2 in Photography

Study LevelLevel 2
Duration15 weeks Part-time
Start Date28/02/2022
Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts

Arts & Media Performing Arts & Music Adult School Leavers

Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts

Study LevelLevel 3
Duration1 year Full-time
Start Date05/09/2022

Our History

Located in the heart of Bradford in the iconic Lister Building is the Bradford School of Art, the art school of choice for some of the country’s most noteworthy artists.

For over 100 years the Bradford School of Art has provided an inspiring, illuminating, and supportive learning environment for budding artists, designers, musicians, performers and other creative professionals.