“You’re an artist in the making.”
Studying Art and Design offers you a variety of challenging yet rewarding career paths. From the creative and innovative to the practical and pragmatic, the University of Bolton offers a diverse and high quality learning experience in this area.
You’ll find many different types of visual creativity at Bolton: Fine Art, Animation and Illustration, Graphic Design, Textiles and Surface Design, Fashion, Photography, Games Art, and Games Design. Click on the videos below to find out more.
Our students also work on live briefs and significant public art projects both locally and further afield. Thanks to strong external links, our students are able to present their work to the local authority, company managers and arts organisations providing students with real-life situations, helps them build the confidence they need to take up their own commissions after graduation.
Art & Design
At the University of Bolton you are treated as an individual artist; all of the Art & Design courses we offer will nurture your creative talents. You’ll be encouraged to push yourself and broaden your experience, while also sharpening your skills and developing an exciting portfolio to show future employers.
Our Art & Design courses will allow you to make links across different artistic media, steering your art to reflect your individual aspirations. Art at Bolton has a history stretching back more than 150 years, and we are in the top ten in the UK for student to staff ratio, according to the Guardian University Guide 2017.
We have excellent links with local arts venues such as neo:artists, Bolton Art Gallery and Museum, and Bolton Octagon Theatre, as well as links with many Manchester based galleries and arts venues.
The Fine Art programme combines traditional practices with the latest digital technology. The school allows you to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to your work, while making use of our high-quality facilities: spacious studio provision, a dedicated suite of Apple Macs with large-scale printing facilities, and specialist workshops for printmaking, ceramics, glass, wood and metal.
Our students also work on live briefs and significant public art projects both locally and further afield. Thanks to strong external links, our students are able to present their work to the local authority, company managers and arts organisations. Providing students with real-life situations, helps them, build the confidence they need to take up their own commissions after graduation.
Staff from Bolton School of the Arts also take part in the National Art & Design Saturday Club, working on Saturday mornings to give 13 to 16 year olds the opportunity to develop new skills and expand their opportunities. If you would like to find out about the School’s involvement in this project, please contact Rachel Dawson.
Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? Our academic Schools are always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. See the relevant School website for more information:
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