Arts and Creative courses

Bradford School of Art is nationally recognised as a reputable provider of outstanding creative education. We encourage ingenuity, experimentation and enterprise, preparing students for a successful career in the creative industries. Its unique partnerships with employers and development of its students’ talents, responds directly to the current craft and technical arts skills sector shortages in the UK.

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Our McMillan Centre for the Arts in Education provides opportunities for initial teacher training as well as continuing professional development for both artists and educators.

Read about our Northern School for Research into Art and Material Culture.

Our alumni

In its long and impressive history, the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries has successfully educated, trained and shaped the world’s best creative practitioners, including:

  • Fine artist, sculptor, photographer and environmentalist, Andy Goldsworthy, studied at Bradford College of Art from 1974 to 1975.
  • Writer and actress, Trish Cooke, graduated with a BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree after studying in the early 1980s.
  • Author John Braine, best known for 'Room at the Top', worked at Bradford Technical College in 1938.
  • English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer, David Hockney joined Bradford Regional Art School in 1953, graduating with honours in 1957.

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