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Study art & design and fine art at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know what? It’s the perfect time. A lot of people may be talking about pandemics and lockdowns and recessions, but you have an amazing opportunity right now for a career path in art and design or fine art.
Because it’s all a bit crazy out there, there has never been a better time to study and enhance your knowledge and skill set. Work towards your career path, which you’ll be ready for in a few years time, and skip all the drama and stress of a slow market that exists today. For postgraduates, it’s even a good time to think about going back to higher education and growing your skills and qualifications.
Why study Art & Design and Fine Art?
Art and design is more than just raw creativity. You need a set of skills to translate your ideas into reality, whatever medium you’re thinking about. We probably all started out with a pencil and paper, lazily sketching away, but as you improved you started to develop techniques and a style of your own.
The best way for any artist to improve beyond their own ability is to expose themselves to as many techniques and styles as they can. This where studying art & design and fine art becomes so valuable. Expanding your technical ability to work with different materials, textiles and canvasses can expand your ability to be creative, because everything around you can become a part of your artistic vision.
Artistic programmes at the University of Bolton focus on developing your range of technical abilities and growing your horizons, in order to further unlock your talents. Our £10 million purpose-built facilities include extensive studio space, fully equipped fine art workshops, stop motion studios, professional photographic studios, and the latest design and technology software.