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Bristol School Of Art, Media & Design

Bristol School of Art, Media & Design is part of the University of the West of England (UWE). It is situated at Bower Ashton Campus, in a really unique location on the edge of the Ashton Court Estate, just two miles from the city centre and even closer to the popular student residential areas of Hotwells, Southville and Bedminster.

The School is one of the largest providers of art, media & design education in the South West of England and is a lively and diverse community of around 1600 students studying a huge range of courses at all levels from degrees and postgraduate master├»┬┐┬Żs programmes to research doctorates. In addition to this, the School also offers a range of short courses, summer schools and creative computing courses for young people, adults, beginners or professionals.

Bristol

United Kingdom

Address:
Bristol School of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road
BS3 2JT
Phone: 0117 32 84816
Website: www.uwe.ac.uk/amd


College Photos (6)

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Sample Student Art Work (1)

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Location and Getting there

The Faculty is located just a few miles from Bristol City Centre with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and park and ride buses. Bristol Temple Meads train station is a short bus ride away.  


Department and information about the department

The Faculty is grouped around three Subject schools; Communication Design and Media, Design and Applied Arts and Fine Arts reflecting the diversity of the learning opportunities available. Each school has a Head who, along with a dedicated team of academic colleagues, ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of our students.
The facilities at the Faculty are excellent and grouped around five specialist resource centres, all supported by experienced technical staff. Students have access to all of these and once introductory workshops have been successfully completed, students are free to use the facilities on an open access basis.
 


Academic Staff and Description

Students are supported by a team of over 80 academic staff as well as many visiting lecturers, each bringing with them different approaches, techniques and industry knowledge. It is through these staff that the school has establishes itself as a centre for teaching excellence.  


News and Events

Events organised by Bristol School of Art, Media and Design include Open Days for prospective students; exhibitions of students, graduate, research and staff work; graduate ceremonies; and conferences for arts professionals. Visit www.uwe.ac.uk/amd and follow the links to events.  


Information For  Undergraduates

Undergraduate degree courses at Bristol School of Art, Media and Design cover a wide range of subject areas led by the academic schools of Communication Design and Media, Design and Applied Arts and Fine Arts. Degree programmes available in September 2007 are:

BA(Hons) Animation
BA(Hons) Drawing and Applied Arts
BA(Hons) Fashion Design
BA(Hons) Fashion/Textile Design
BA(Hons) Fine Art
BA(Hons) Fine Art (Art and Visual Culture)
BA(Hons) Graphic Design
BA(Hons) Graphic Design with Animation
BA(Hons) Illustration
BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation
BA(Hons) Media Practice
BA(Hons) Media Practice with Animation
BA(Hons) Photography
BA(Hons) Textiles

Students can opt to study 3 years full time or 6 years part-time.

All programmes are modular and by choosing different option modules throughout the duration of your studies you have the opportunity to specialise, gain work experience, or take part in a European exchange programme. Through our resource centres├»┬┐┬Ż open access policy you can choose to work in almost any medium, whatever your discipline.
 


Information For  Postgraduates

Postgraduate courses at Bristol School of Art, Media and Design cover a wide range of subject areas resourced through the School├»┬┐┬Żs Centre for Graduate Studies. MA programmes available in September 2007 are:

MA Fine Art
MA Media (Animation)
MA Media (Graphic Arts)
MA Media (Interactive)
MA Media (Screenwriting)
MA Media (Video Arts)
MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking
MA Art, Media and Design by Project
PhD ├»┬┐┬Ż consisting of research methods training, subject based learning and
Research.

Students may study either part-time or full-time. Full-time study is for three semesters over 18 months, part-time study is for six semesters over three years.
 


Information For  International Students

We warmly welcome applications from international students to the Faculty.
A representative from the University makes regular visits to Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan and is able to view portfolios and interview students. The University also has representatives in a number of other countries. Please see www.uwe.ac.uk for further details.
 


Alumni

Once students have successfully completed their studies at UWE they become part of a world-wide network of former UWE students. Membership of the UWE Alumni Network is automatic on completion of your studies and is completely free. It├»┬┐┬Żs a great way to keep in touch with other former students and staff.  


Student Facilities

The facilities at the Faculty are excellent and grouped around five specialist resource centres, all supported by experienced technical staff. Students have access to all of these and once introductory workshops have been successfully completed, students are free to use the facilities on an open access basis.  


Student Support

The University/Faculty student support services include:

The disability Resource Centre ├»┬┐┬Ż based at the Frenchay campus.
Student Advice and Welfare team offering careers, welfare, financial and immigration advice.
Study support Tutor
Dislexia Support Tutor
Language Support.
 


Student Life

UWE Students├»┬┐┬Ż Union at Bower Ashton provides a fully licensed bar, a shop as well as access to all services resident at the main Frenchay Campus.

In addition to year-round student union activities and events, UWE students make full use of Bristol├»┬┐┬Żs social offering. The city is packed full of original and off-the-wall things to do with countless places to eat and drink and a diverse music scene that lives up to it├»┬┐┬Żs reputation.
 


Student Testimonials

├»┬┐┬ŻI was attracted by the reputation of the course, the friendly atmosphere and the Faculty├»┬┐┬Żs wide range of facilities, as well as Bristol itself├»┬┐┬Ż ├»┬┐┬Ż Karen Cheung, illustration student.

├»┬┐┬ŻUWE offers the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus exchange scheme. I spent four months in Rotterdam and was actively involved in the art scene there, taking part in various exhibitions and events.├»┬┐┬Ż ├»┬┐┬Ż Jennifer Conway, Graphic Design student.

├»┬┐┬ŻBristol is most definitely seen as a major player in the UK art scene and it is hard to imagine a better environment in which to study.├»┬┐┬Ż ├»┬┐┬Ż James Norton-Bassett, Fine Art student.
 


Accommodation

The University's Accommodation Service provide an excellent range of services to ensure that finding accommodation is as easy as possible.
The Bristol School of Art, Media and Design does not have any university managed accommodation on its Bower Ashton Campus but most students opt to live in the University's city centre flats in their first year.
A University subsidised bus service operates between the city centre and Bower Ashton campus.
Other student accommodation can be found in privately managed houses. The Accommodation Services office has a list of registered landlords and properties which can be accessed by students. Areas of the city with good access to Bower Ashton campus and the city centre include: Ashton, Bedminster, Clifton, Hotwells and Southville.  


How To Apply

Applications for full time places should be made through UCAS Route A or Route B. Applicants are selected through an Admissions/Interview session where they may be required to show a collection of their creative work or undertake an individual interview. Visit our website for more information  


Visit us (open days)

There are a number of University wide Open Days scheduled throughout the academic year. Undergraduate Open Days are as follows:

Saturday 17 February, 9.30-16.00
Saturday 17 March, 9.30-16.00
Weds 13 June, 9.30-16.00


Postgraduate Open Days are as follows:
Thursday 3 May, 16.00-20.00

Please register you interest by visiting http://info.uwe.ac.uk/openday

 


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

amd.enquiries@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 32 84716