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Bradford College

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

At the Bradford School of Art, our courses range 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.

Start your career in:

Art & Design
Make up with Special Effects
Performing & Production Arts and Media

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.

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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.

Level 2 Diploma in Production Arts

Arts & Media Performing Arts & Music Adult School Leavers

Level 2 Diploma in Production Arts

Study LevelLevel 2
Duration1 year Full-time
Start Date04/09/2023
UAL Level 3 in Photography

Arts & Media Adult School Leavers

UAL Level 3 in Photography

Study LevelLevel 3
Duration2 years Full-time
Start Date04/09/2023
Studio Fashion Assistant – Level 3

Arts & Media Adult

Studio Fashion Assistant – Level 3

Study LevelLevel 3
Duration1 year
Start DateSeptember 2023

Industry Partnerships

At Bradford School of Art, we are keen to talk with local businesses, with the aim that our art and design students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working in a real-life context. Interested parties should in the first instance contact Head of Department, Leanne Burnley, who is best placed to put you in touch with our specialist tutors.

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.

Fashion Students Launch Collection Inspired by Dame Vivienne Westwood

Fashion Students Launch Collection Inspired by Dame Vivienne Westwood

4th May 2023

BA (Hons) Fashion students at Bradford College have been busy creating a spectacular collection of work inspired by the late fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Degree students film murder mystery at historical Bradford hotspots

Degree students film murder mystery at historical Bradford hotspots

26th April 2023

A talented group of Bradford College HE students have been asking the question “who did it?” this week, in partnership with Screen Yorkshire.

Bradford College Fashion Department launches Bull Girl

Bradford College Fashion Department launches Bull Girl

20th April 2023

The Bradford College Fashion Department has helped the Bradford Bulls launch their new Bull Girl mascot.