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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

Saturday Art Club Presents: The New Film & Media Saturday Club

Saturday Art Club Presents: The New Film & Media Saturday Club

24th January 2023


We are delighted to announce the launch of the Film and Media Saturday Club from September 2023. This dynamic programme will be a new addition to the Bradford School of Art Saturday club in Art and Design. Young people across the country are spending Saturday mornings at their local university, college or museum discovering subjects […]

International Make-up Artist Gives Masterclass to Media Make-up students

International Make-up Artist Gives Masterclass to Media Make-up students

7th December 2022


Last week, a group of our BA (Hons) in Media Make-up with Special Effects (SFX) students spent two days with internationally acclaimed make-up artist, Yasmin Heinz. Yasmin shared details of her inspiring career and students got to watch her demonstrate iconic fashion-show looks for Spring/Summer 2023. Previously based in New York and Paris, Yasmin now […]

Fashion students among finalists for Future Fashion Factory Competition

Fashion students among finalists for Future Fashion Factory Competition

14th November 2022


To celebrate Wool Month 2022, Future Fashion Factory (FFF) hosted an exhibition of Yorkshire wool and textiles at Salts Mill throughout the month of October.   The Wool Month exhibition included garments from AW Hainsworth and loan pieces from the Yorkshire Fashion Archive. Showcasing Yorkshire textile and fashion manufacturing through the years, the exhibition serves […]

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 Date04/09/2023
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts

Arts & Media Performing Arts & Music Adult School Leavers

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts


Study LevelLevel 3
Duration1 year Full-time
Start Date04/09/2023
Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts

Arts & Media Performing Arts & Music Adult School Leavers

Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts


Study LevelLevel 3
Duration1 year Full-time
Start Date04/09/2023

Industry Partnerships

Kala Sangam

Since 2016, Kala Sangam and Bradford College have worked closely together to try and open pathways into the creative industries for students. As well as providing regular performance opportunities, Kala Sangam staff have supported students through mentoring, talks and advice sessions.

Dance United

Dance United Yorkshire has retained a longstanding and fruitful partnership with Bradford College and their Performing Arts Department, dating back to 2006.

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.