Research, teaching and learning in Art and Design
Discover the important role that our research and teaching plays in our courses, and how it can enhance your learning.
Research plays an integral role in the School of Art and Design, generating new knowledge through a mixture of dialogue, practice and critique. The findings feed directly into your learning experience, providing valuable insights.
Our ground breaking research has earned us a reputation on the national and international stages.
- 3D printing – researchers at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research have developed a patented ceramic material that can be used in digital 3D printers. It’s now helping ceramic tableware companies improve their industrial processes. You can watch the 3D printing in action.
- Ambient Literature – this two-year research programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), sets out to discover what happens when data aspires to literary form.
- Learn more about our research groups and the work they do.
Teaching and learning
We provide a diverse curriculum of making, ideas-generation and real-life testing. All of our art and design courses are designed to provide clear pathways for you to become a flexible and aspirational creative professional.
Whatever your specialism, you will be taught by renowned academics and published researchers in a supportive, collaborative and creative community. We also welcome visiting lecturers, and professional and industry specialists – who bring current perspectives to your learning.
In addition to developing specialist expertise in your chosen area of practice, we’ll give you the platforms and opportunities you need to flourish, including the chance to take part in collaborations with students from other courses, and attend external events and exhibitions.