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UWE Bristol

School of Art and Design/School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Bristol , United Kingdom Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Our core purpose:

Advancing knowledge, inspiring people, transforming futures.


International Role

The School of Art and Design at UWE Bristol is part of one of the most exciting creative cities in the UK.

 Our bespoke creative ‘city campus’ in the heart of Bristol, is home to state of the art facilities, and other creative courses in film, animation, photography and media providing many collaborative opportunities

We have partnerships locally in Bristol city (Aardman Animation, BBC), nationally (Tate Modern, V&A Museum) and across the globe with institutions in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. Not only do we welcome internat

international students onto our programmes (from foundation to PhDs), programmes, but we also support our staff and students in ERASMUS+ and global exchanges.

We have recently established MOUs with a number of members from CUMULUS, such as GDUT, and continue to build on other relationships with institutions across Europe, as well as Hong Kong and Japan. Recent exhibits our staff have been involved in, include a British Council sponsored event in Tokyo (more information available here).  We welcome new opportunities that will benefit both our students and staff.

National Role

Our learning and teaching is underpinned by extensive partnerships with organisations such as the BBC and Aardman Animations, Arnolfini and Spike Island Galleries in Bristol, Arts Council England, English Heritage, and hundreds of local schools.


Main Focus

The School of Art and Design and  department of Creative and Cultural Industries have large portfolios of HE Programmes and firmly established partnerships with key Creative Arts organisations in the city of Bristol (International Contemporary Arts Centres Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed).

The portfolio in Art and Design comprise of art, design and fashion disciplines from foundation level studies to BA, Master  and PhD.

The Faculty  has  extensive knowledge and  expertise in the craft skills of arts practice and processes of making across analogue and digital platforms . We place an emphasis on fostering talent, encouraging interdisciplinary co-learning, partnering with the creative industries and heritage, and developing research-led curricula. We equip our students with the subject specific and transferable skills to prepare them for employment as global citizens .


Our programmes and courses put students and their learning first. We believe that students learn more, and best, when working together with each other and academic colleagues The Faculty has established a reputation of excellence in teaching and research over many years in a range of disciplines. Our focus is on providing an excellent student experience, our graduate futures, research and practice-led teaching, and research with impact.

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE):

School of Art & Design

School of Creative and Cultural Studies

Bachelor Level Programs

All Degrees are 3 years full time but also have an option for four year study (BA(Hons) with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Drawing & Print – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Fine Art – [email protected]

BA(Hons) Illustration – [email protected]

BA(Hons) Fashion Communications – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Fashion/Textiles – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design – [email protected]

BA(Hons) Interior Design – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Drama – [email protected]

BA(Hons) Drama & Acting – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Animation – [email protected]

BA(Hons) Filmmaking – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism – [email protected]

BA(Hons Public Relationships – [email protected]

BA (Hons) Media & Journalism – [email protected]

Master Level Programs

MA Fine Art – [email protected]

MA Curating – [email protected]

MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking – [email protected]

MA Design – [email protected]

MA Graphic Design – [email protected]

MA Journalism – [email protected]

MA Animation – [email protected]

MA Documentary Production – [email protected]

MA Radio Documentary _ [email protected]

MA Production – [email protected]

MA Wildlife – [email protected]

MA Vitrual Reality – [email protected]



Research Activity and Main Areas

Research Centres and Groups in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) enhance our students' learning experience.

Research Centres

Research Groups

Collaborative research projects

Doctorate Level Programs

Options to Study PhD via Practice-led or theory routes. Embedded in the following reserach


Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR)

Digital Cultures Reserach Centre (DCRC)

UWE  are members of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW2) offering funded funded PhD studentships.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Communication, Drawing and Print, Animation, Illustration, Filmmaking , Photography

Application Deadlines

End of first week of November

Teaching Languages


Semester Dates

6th January- 29th May

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

£1,000 per month

Teaching Staff

Professors: 10
Lectures: 210

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