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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

Degree Student Appointed Hospital Artist in Residence

Degree Student Appointed Hospital Artist in Residence

8th August 2022


A mature student at Bradford College has just been appointed Artist in Residence at the Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) after generously producing free artwork for the hospital. Peter Hodgson, who uses art to support his mental health, has so far produced four pieces of work using various media from mosaic to printing. His art is […]

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.

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.

UAL Level 2 in Art and Design

Arts & Media School Leavers

UAL Level 2 in Art and Design


Study LevelLevel 2
Duration1 year Full-time
Start Date05/09/2022
UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Arts & Media School Leavers

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design


Study LevelLevel 3
Duration2 years Full-time
Start Date05/09/2022
Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

Arts & Media Performing Arts & Music School Leavers

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts


Study LevelLevel 2
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.