The Best Bristol Art Courses to Study

Top Art Colleges in Bristol

Just a few hours away from the Capital, Bristol has always been known for its vibrant creative scene, street art and cool local hotspots that draw in thousands of students each year

With all this in mind, combined with some fantastic places to study, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take a look at these amazing art colleges in Bristol if you’re looking to develop & advance your creative career further. Whether you’re looking to get your foot in the door in Performing Arts or have a hunger for studying the History of Art, you can do it all here!

 Top Art Colleges in Bristol - School of Art (UWE)

1. School of Art - UWE Bristol

Whether you’re looking to study fine art, photography or interior design, the University of West England is easily one of the best art colleges in Bristol. Highly ranked year-on-year in the infamous Guardian guide, this institution has no shortage when it comes to creative studies. With awesome facilities and situated on a large and impressive campus just outside the city centre, this is a fantastic place to look at.

Coldharbour Ln (Frenchay Campus) | Website

 Top Art Colleges in Bristol - School of Art (UoBristol)

2. School of Arts - University of Bristol

Despite being a red-brick university that focuses on more research-heavy courses, UoB is definitely one of the best places to study in Bristol if you’re looking to study Liberal Arts, Film & TV or Theatre. With a fantastic campus situated in the heart of the city, prospective students also have the opportunity to study with a year abroad if you’re feeling adventurous!

Tyndall Ave | Website

 Top Art Colleges in Bristol - Art & Design (SGS College)

3. Art & Design - SGS College

With a whole host of creative disciplines to study, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College is one of the lesser known Bristol art colleges, but definitely shouldn’t be overlooked! With a range of undergraduate degrees to take a look at including Fine Art and Digital Design, this is a great way to start out your creative career if you’re looking to take a more vocational route into your chosen industry.

Queens Rd Campus | Website

 Top Art Colleges in Bristol - Institute of Performing Arts

4. Bristol Institute of Performing Arts

For those who want to get into the world of performing arts, this is one of those Bristol art colleges you don’t want to skip over! With courses in Acting, Musical Theatre and Live Events Production, this art school boasts some of the best facilities you can find, as it is propped up by the fantastic SGS College we’ve mentioned above. If you’re looking to take to the stage in your career, this is the place for you.

WISE Campus (SGS) | Website

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