BCU art student press printing.
BCU Art student fixing a wall display.
BCU Art student creating a multi-coloured pattern.
BCU Art students in a studio.

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Our students have access to the latest specialist equipment and studios, study in the heart of the city and have careers as artists, designers, and curators.

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Open Days 2017

UG open day

Postgraduate Open Day
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 3 - 8pm

Our students, academics and professional service staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

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Contemporary Arts China - MA

This programme provides a unique opportunity to gain expertise in the field of Contemporary Arts in China.

Learn about the complex issues and challenges within Chinese contemporary arts while developing your own practice or research. You will gain professional experience through an extended work placement, live research project or residency with internationally-renowned partners.

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Chinese art comes to the UK

Yang Zhengzhong - Long Live the Great Union (2011)

School of Art academic curates Harmonious Society, the UK's largest exhibition of Chinese artworks in Manchester.

A day in the life of an art student

Student Emily shares her typical day.
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