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.

Our students are encouraged to explore, experiment and excel in their chosen field. Joining one of our courses means that you will be treated as an individual and motivated to sharpen your creative skills and build an exciting portfolio for future employers. We have strong external links with local arts venues such as neo:studios, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Rogue Artists’ Studios and Octagon Theatre Bolton, as well as links with many other Manchester-based galleries and arts organisations. You will be able to present your work to industry professionals, who will provide you with real-life creative briefs, and offer advice and guidance regarding building a career in the creative industries.

You will have access to some of the amazing £10 million purpose-built facilities within the Bolton School of the Arts, some of which include:

  • Spacious studio provision
  • Dedicated suites of Apple Macs
  • Large-scale printing facilities
  • Specialist workshops for printmaking, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, laser-cutting, 3D and digital ceramic printing

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