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Bradford School of Arts and Media

Arts and Media

Welcome to Bradford School of Arts & Media

Bradford School of Arts & Media is over 100 years old and has offered a substantial range of quality Higher Education courses for over 30 years.

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Transform your future at Bradford School of Arts & Media and follow in the footsteps of some of our famous Alumni.  Check out our latest hyper-lapse video featuring our £2.8m refurbishment and extension of the College’s Lister Building and some of the fantastic courses we offer to over 21,000 students from across the globe.

Our full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses are validated by Teesside University or EdExcel unless otherwise stated.

The Creative Industries is one of the most important sectors in the British economy and wide ranging skills in the Arts, Media and Design are essential to enable growth in this area.

At Bradford School of Arts & Media you will be encouraged to fulfill your dreams and make your mark in Fashion, Interior Design, Surface Design, Music, Creative Media, Performance and Production Arts, Fine Art, Graphic Design as well as Product Design.

You will develop skills with experts in your chosen field, experience one to one support and develop vocationally relevant skills and knowledge with real careers in mind.


Arts and MediaEnrichment is a key part of the life of students in the School of Arts & Media. Activities range widely from, Lecture programmes, exhibitions, soul band, choir, theatrical performances and fashion shows. In addition, students have access to specialist industry equipment and highly skilled technicians with access to workshops outside timetabled time.

Exhibition space is provided in the Dye House Gallery and above all enrichment includes opportunities for life changing trips and visits including trips to: San Sebastian, Spain, Berlin, Lithuania, Paris, Florence, London, student exchange programme (Erasmus) Bilbao; exhibitions at Graduate Fashion Week; new designers; knit and stitch; extra curricular classes (life drawing, rock school) choir; British Youth Film Academy summer school; Edinburgh Festival; numerous exhibitions; Fashion show; exchange programmes in Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Fashion show in Delhi; Bradford Animation Festival; external links with employers (Matthew’s Branding, Hallmark Cards, Alhambra Theatre, National Media Museum, Specsavers, Bradford Council, BBC); The Random Lecture series…. plus many more.

Famous Alumni

  • David Hockney, Artist
  • Andy Goldsworthy, Artist
  • Darren Baker, Artist
  • Sandra Sayers, Interior Designer
  • Gareth Copley, Photographer
  • Fleur Olby, Photographer
  • Mike Lemanski, Graphic Illustrator
  • Matt Lamont, Graphic Illustrator
  • Lucy Wileman, Designer
  • Rachel Morris, Designer
  • Dudley Edwards, Pop Culture
  • Muir Hewitt, Art Deco
  • Valerie Chang, Creative Arts Consultant
  • Sally Stone, West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Mark Garside, Designer
  • Paul Floyd Blake, Photographer
  • Mark Husak, Entrepreneur
  • Mike Connolly, Designer, Moving Image

Arts and Media

Bradford College has been featured on the CHEAD (The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design) website. Find out more…