About the Bradford School of Art

A traditional art school with contemporary teaching methods and innovative industry practices

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 like David Hockney, Andy Goldsworthy, and Edward Wadsworth.

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.

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 BFI, BBC, Channel 4, and many more.

As well as a wide selection of Further Education courses, 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. Our Further Education courses enable students to progress onto degrees, and our Higher Education courses prepare students for employment in the arts and creative industries sector.

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.

Courses offered

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