Art & Design and Fine Art

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BA (Hons) Fine Art
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Art and Design with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Fine Art with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Applied and Community Arts (with Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Fine Art
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Applied and Community Arts (with Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

Welcome to Art & Design and Fine Art

Nurture your creative talents and pursue a rewarding career with the dynamic fine art and art and design degree courses at the University of Bolton! With a history stretching back over 150 years, Bolton School of the Arts offers a highly creative and vibrant range of courses, led by staff who are practising artists, designers, makers, critics, writers and performers.

We are the number one university in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction for the third year in a row as per the Complete University Guide 2020. Our innovative and industry-focused courses have an excellent staff-to-student ratio, providing a supportive learning environment.


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Welcome to “Unlocked”

Our virtual show designed to promote and celebrate the creative work that has been produced by students from across the School of the Arts throughout this memorable academic year. Within the confines of lockdown, students have been exceptionally busy and have used their talents and determination to overcome the restrictions of recent months. “Unlocked” captures the huge energy and commitment of our students to creatively reach beyond the barriers behind which they have been living to achieve their goals.

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Arts Self-Study vs. Collaborative Study During Your Master's

02 Dec 21

Study alone or work with others? What’s more effective in an arts master’s?There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to finding the best study style in an art subject. Everyone is different, an...

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How to Make it as an Art Student

02 Nov 21

Studying art and design? Here’s some advice on how to become an outstanding art student! Art and design courses offer a great deal of freedom, a...

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Empowering Positive Change – MA Applied and Community Arts (Specialism)

27 Jul 21

Do you believe in the ability of art and creative culture, to improve, empower communities and bring positive change? To deliver improved wellbeing in society? Then by studying this master’s degree, you will be perfectly equipped to ma...

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How Community Arts can Help the Elderly

04 May 21

Is there a link between creativity and cognitive health in the elderly? And can community arts support the world’s ageing population?The UK, like many countries in the ...

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Arts with Offenders: Changing Outcomes

25 Mar 21

Are you an arts graduate looking for a new challenge? Have you considered a career in the prison and probation services?The University of Bolton’s

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A Personal Approach to Fine Art – Why Good Staff to Student Ratios Matter

11 Mar 21

Studying fine art is as much about appreciation for art, its history, and the artists that make it possible, as it is creating your own fine art and improving your techniques. The multiple facets of such a degree make student to staff ra...

Testimonials

Lucy Detheridge

Fine Art | 2019

"The human form has been a theme in my work since I began studying at GCSE level. I am inspired by the great realist painters and artists of the renaissance period, notably Da Vinci and his anatomical drawings. I love the challenge of representing the body and have been attempting to blend my influences into a contemporary style, focusing on body image."

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Louise Giovanelli

Guest speaker | 2019

"Painter Louise Giovanelli gave an artist talk to fine art students in Bolton School of the Arts. On her visit to us she had just returned from Florida where she had completed a Master Artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Previously, she was one of the 12 artists shortlisted for the prestigious Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017 through which she received a judges' Special Commendation award."

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Charlotte Roberts

Fine Art | 2019

"I’m utterly shocked that I have been granted with this opportunity to be accepted onto the Venice Biennale Fellowship. I feel honoured to be representing the University of Bolton and possibly putting Bolton on the map! It’s simply an unbelievable experience and I aim to make the most of my time there."

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Katherine Glover

BA (Hons) Art and Design with foundation year | 2019

"My work is figurative and often references feminist ideas and the experience of being a woman today. I am also interested in communicating the challenges and experiences I encounter as a disabled woman. In addition, more recent work explores concepts surrounding beliefs and spirituality – why people believe what they do fascinates me.

I enjoy the multi-layered mark-making capabilities of drypoint etching and exploring the different qualities of paint media through the use of acrylic and gouache. These 2D pieces have also been mediated through to sculpture into clay and papier-mâché."

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