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Dewsbury College - Batley School Of Art And Design

Batley School of Art & Design is part of Dewsbury College. The School is based on two campuses; Wheelwright Campus (Dewsbury) and Batley Campus (Batley). Both are well equipped with excellent studio spaces and the latest design technology, offering an excellent working environment and the support of enthusiastic teaching staff.

The School holds the status of Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Digital Design, and has made a significant investment to ensure that digital resources are now among the best in the country.

A key feature of all our courses is the strong links we have with the art and design professions in the form of work placements, sponsored ‘live’ projects and industrial contacts.

Progression rates on to higher level courses are consistently averaging over 90% with many courses achieving 100%.

Our wide choice of art and design courses offers you the opportunity to select a subject area and progression route that suits your needs and interests. Our membership of the Regional University Network scheme with Leeds Metropolitan University, and our valid... [ Read All ]


United Kingdom

Halifax Road
West Yorkshire
WF13 2AS
Phone: 01924 465916
Fax: 01924 457047

College Photos (15)

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Our Aims

Batley School of Art & Design has established close links with the creative industries on a regional and national basis. The programmes we offer encourage continual professional development, and give opportunities for the accreditation of current and previous experience.

Studying with us gives you an international perspective with numerous opportunities for trips abroad. Recent visits included:

• Vienna (Fashion School Costume Exhibition)
• Paris (Boulevard St. Germain fashion quarter, Palais des Congrès fashion seminar,
Première Vision textile trade fair, Pompidou Centre - Cy Twombly exhibition)
• Venice (Guggenheim Museum, Morano Island)
• Barcelona (Gaudi architecture, e.g. Sagrada Familia)
• Prague (Rudolbhinum Gallery, Karluv Bridge, Prague Castle, the old city and Jewish
• New York

Sample Student Art Work (16)

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Location and Getting there

Wheelwright Campus
Birkdale Road (off Halifax Road), Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4HQ
Tel: 01924 451649
• By bus - the campus is situated on a main line bus route.
• By rail - leave Dewsbury station by the main entrance and turn left. At the bottom of the hill, turn left under the viaduct into Halifax Road. Walk up the hill for about 200 metres and you will see the main college campus (non-art and design courses) on your right. Then continue up the hill, cross at the pedestrian crossing turning right to walk past the shops (shops to your left) and turn left into Birkdale Road (15 minute walk).
• By road - coming into Dewsbury from the M1 (junction 40) or the M62 (junction 28), follow signs to Halifax, approaching Halifax Road by turning right under the viaduct, then continue up the hill and turn left into Birkdale Road.
• Parking - restricted car parking is available surrounding the campus.

Batley Campus
Cambridge Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5JB
Tel: 01924 474401
• By bus -the campus is situated on a main line bus route.
• By rail - most local trains between Leeds and Huddersfield stop at Batley...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

Batley School of Art & Design is a highly successful and nationally recognised part of Dewsbury College, with its own distinctive identity and reputation, offering further education courses from Level 1 through to higher education degree Level 4 (full and part time courses).

The School also has Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) status in Digital Design. Click through to the Batley School of Art & Design site for more details.

We also deliver a variety of part time recreational courses out and about in centres around Kirklees.

Whatever discipline you would like to explore, you will be working with highly talented, committed tutors whon will help you explore and develop your potential.

We offer the following qualifications:
• BTEC Introductory, First and National Diplomas
• Access
• Pre-BA Foundation
• Foundation Degrees
• full BA (Honours) Degrees and final year top-ups

These are some of the subjects we teach:
• Applied Arts
• Contemporary Photographic Arts, Digital Photography and Photography
• Creative Video Production
• Fashion Design and Manufacture, and Styling and Promotion
• Fi...  [ Read All ]

Degree Shows
  • End of Year Show (20-06-2007)

  • Fashion Show (20-06-2007)

  • News and Events

    Many of our art and design students regularly submit work to UK-based and international competitions. Opportunities change year-on-year, but some examples are listed below:

    Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) Student Design Awards
    2005: several Fashion students reached the finals, with Louise Deery overall winner.

    Bright Young Thing
    2005: Fine Art for Design student Daniel Blamires, winner of the first ever award.

    Design Against Fur
    2005: four Graphic Communication students honoured, with an additional special
    commendation for Mark Silver.
    2006: Graphic Communication students
    Ana Muriel, winner for UK and Ireland, submitted for the People's Choice Awards (result pending), with Noreen Manjothi commended.

    Exposures Film Competition,
    The Cornerhouse, Manchester

    Golden Shears, London

    Guardian Review Student Competition
    2006: Contemporary Photographic Arts student Mel Spencer winner (see page 37 for details).

    Mela National Fashion Awards
    2005: Fashion students Zainab Dawood and Fazila Patel reached the final 10 nationally with garments shown on the finalists’...  [ Read All ]

    Information For  Undergraduates

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    Our alumni includes Baroness Betty Bootroyd, the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Betty Lockwood, the first chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and Christopher Bailey, the creative director of Burberry.  

    Student Support

    Aged 16 -18: Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
    EMAs of up to £30 a week are available to help fund all eligible students. You may qualify if you reach 16 years of age before September 2007, have a household income of below £30,810 and are doing at least 12 hours of guided learning on an approved course.

    Payments are made direct to your bank account with £100 bonuses on offer too if you achieve your learning outcomes. (Payments do not affect any other benefits you may be entitled to and earnings from part time jobs do not affect the amount you receive).

    As government information is subject to change, see for the latest details.

    Costs: If you are aged 16-18, you do not have to pay any additional costs such as fees to sit exams; full time education is offered for free until you are 18, the Government covers your costs.

    Aged 19+: Adult Learning Grant (ALG)
    This is a new grant introduced in 2006; it’s to help with the costs of learning if you are 19 or over and studying on a full time course (450 guided learning hours per year, averaging 12.5 hours per week – we can help you i...  [ Read All ]

    Student Life

    Being a part of the Students' Union offers so many benefits:

    • National Union of Students (NUS) membership, which includes an NUS card and discounts at many shops and venues
    • An opportunity to run the Students' Union and get involved in related community
    • A chance to get involved in sports clubs and social societies
    • Your views on the College, represented at management level
    • Full use of Students' Union facilities

    If you’re a political animal, you could join the Students' Union Executive Committee. There are a number of posts you can go for, including President and Vice President, which will help your organisational and time management skills. Getting involved with your SU not only means you have a say in how things run, it also looks good on your CV.

    Whatever you’re into, we have all kinds of clubs and societies for all sorts of people. And should you fancy taking your interest that bit further, you can take a number of additional qualifications such as:

    • Basic Expedition Leaders Award
    • Community Sports Leadership Award
    • Football Leaders Award
    • YMCA Assistant Fitness Leaders...  [ Read All ]


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