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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.

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.

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Flip Through Your Future

Study in a way that suits you

Your Course Your Way

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.

BA (Hons) Art and Design

Art & Design Higher Education

BA (Hons) Art and Design


Study LevelNo formal qualification
Duration6 Academic Years
Start DateSeptember 2024
Art and Design

Art & Design School Leavers

Art and Design


Study LevelEntry Level 1
Duration1 Academic Year
Start DateSeptember 2024
Art and Design

Art & Design School Leavers

Art and Design


Study LevelEntry Level 3
Duration1 Academic Year
Start DateSeptember 2024

Our Facilities

The Bradford School of Art is housed in an old woollen mill, opposite the David Hockney Building and near the Alhambra Theatre. The building hosts a range of events in Arts, Music and Performance through state-of-the-art facilities.

Our purpose-built event spaces hold fashion and music shows, as well as performing arts, theatre performances and exhibitions throughout the year.

Our Students

James Mowles
As a male graduate of Media Make-up with Special Effects, I’d say don't worry about stereotypes and what people might say. You're going there because you love what you do, and you want to learn and hone your craft. James Mowles BA (Hons) Makeup with Special Effects for the Creative Industries Alumnus
Carys Marshall
With Bradford 2025, there are so many opportunities now, and through the course I have made lots of connections with local venues and become good friends with people in the industry. Carys Marshall FdA Music for the Creative Industries Alumnus
Leon Ivic and Ellie Dennis
Bradford School of Art students specialising in Media Make-Up with Special Effects are championing sustainable practices in fashion and cosmetics with their involvement in BD is Lit’s “Fast, Fast, Slow”. Leon Ivic and Ellie Dennis BA (Hons) Media Make-Up with Special Effects for the Creative Industries

Industry Partnerships

The Bradford School of Art is 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.

Our students benefit from these links and partnerships within the arts industry, this can include guest lectures, trips and visits as well as off-site experience in your their subject.

Work with us

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.

Find out how to get involved.

Upcoming Events

Bradford School of Art Fashion Show 2024

Bradford School of Art Fashion Show 2024

14th June 2024, 1:00pm – 8:00pm


As part of the Bradford School of Art Summer Show, we’re excited to bring you this year’s Fashion Show. 

Year 10 Bradford College Experience Day

Year 10 Bradford College Experience Day

21st June 2024, 9:00am – 3:00pm


We’re inviting Year 10 students to experience Bradford College for a day. Join us for immersive experiences, workshops and enrichment activities across many subjects.

Bradford School of Art End of Year Show 2024

Bradford School of Art End of Year Show 2024

14th June 2024, 1:00pm – 21st June 2024, 4:00pm


We invite you to celebrate our annual Summer Show at the Lister Building, and explore the works of all our students over the past year.

Latest News

Ambition [HUB] Showcase end of year celebration at Bradford College

Ambition [HUB] Showcase end of year celebration at Bradford College

Published 13th June 2024


Students take center stage, displaying their year-long employer projects at the Ambition [HUB] Showcase event.

Bradford College Greenpower Race Day Creeps Closer

Bradford College Greenpower Race Day Creeps Closer

Published 4th June 2024


Various Bradford schools have been digging out their spanners since the turn of the New Year, as our first-ever ‘Greenpower Challenge’ edges closer and closer.

Bradford College Wins UK’s Biggest Sustainability Competition in Further Education

Bradford College Wins UK’s Biggest Sustainability Competition in Further Education

Published 23rd May 2024


Bradford College recently triumphed in this year’s Planet Earth Games – the biggest sustainability competition for the UK Further Education sector.