University of the West of England (UWE)

UWE Bower Ashton

UWE is one of the largest providers of higher education in the creative art, design and media areas in the South West. It offers a number of ways to study art, craft and design at their Department of Creative Industries, which is located at the Bower Ashton Campus (set on the edge of Ashton Court Estate). Facilities at Bower Ashton are grouped around five resource centres encompassing the specialist areas of 3D, EPI (Electronic Photographic Imaging) and media, as well as a comprehensive library facility and one of UK’s largest print centres.

UWE Department of Creative Industries

At UWE you can either study on one of their professional/short courses, do an undergraduate degree, or study for a postgraduate degree.

The professional and short courses available at UWE include:
3D Printing and Interactive Technologies (Summer course) – CPD course
Advanced Bookbinding for Artists – Professional Development
Artist’s Book Week – Professional Development
Artists’ Letterpress and Laser Cut Type – Professional Development
Bookbinding for Artists – Professional Development
Inkjet and Laser Cutting for Arts and Crafts – CPD Course
Introduction to Shorthand – Professional/Short course
Letterpress – Professional Development
Making Books: Binding, Pages, Covers and Cuts (Evening Course) – Professional Development
Photogravure – Professional Development
Pop-up Rubber Stamps – CPD Course
Water-based Screen Printing and Ceramic Transfer – Professional Development

For young people aged between 12 and 17 years, UWE offer the following short courses.
Animation Summer Camp for Young People – Short course (age 12-17)
Fashion – Short course (age 12-15)
Graphics – Professional/Short course (age 12-15)

Undergraduate courses
Animation – BA(Hons)
Creative Practices – FdA
Drawing and Applied Arts – BA(Hons)
Fashion – BA(Hons)
Filmmaking and Creative Media – BA(Hons)
Fine Arts – BA(Hons)
Graphic Design – BA(Hons)
Illustration – BA(Hons)
Journalism – BA(Hons)
Journalism and Public Relations – BA(Hons)
Media and Journalism – BA(Hons)
Media Culture and Practice – BA(Hons)
Photography – BA(Hons)

Postgraduate courses
Animation – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Art, Media and Design by Project – MA/Postgraduate Diploma
Creative Media Technologies – MA/MSc
Culture – MA by Research
Curating – MA/MFA
Design – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Documentary and Features * – MA
Fine Art – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Graphic Arts – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Journalism – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking – MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Wildlife Filmmaking – MA

For more information on these courses and how to get to the Bower Ashton Campus, see the UWE Department of Creative Industries website:

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