Welcome to Bristol School of Art

This unique Art School environment has been a centre for art education for over 160 years and has a tradition of nurturing artistic talent. The city-centre location, close to creative industries, galleries and museums, will inspire you throughout your studies

At the heart of Bristol School of Art lies a dynamic team striving to support and develop your creative thinking. As practising artists, designers and theorists, we understand the importance of challenging ideas and taking risks. We place value on research, technical skills and independent development. Support is delivered through individual tutorials and small seminar sessions with academics and technical specialists. Our courses encourage you to seek out relevant work experience that will inspire your practice and offer an insight into the industry.

In addition, organised trips and visiting lecturers will inform and expand your creative practice. You will be encouraged to display your developing work through exhibitions and events in Bristol. Our alumni are involved in amazing projects, forging careers in a myriad of fields. Former students recall the special and supportive environment at Bristol School of Art and how it helped form their creative practice. A particular feature valued by our alumni is the small group sizes, which helps forge an atmosphere where everyone’s creativity and individual development is valued.

Louise Franklin - Programme Lead for BA (Hons) Art History

Department Lead
Vera Boele-Keimer
Subject Area Lead, Art & Design/ BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme Lead