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Blackpool School of Arts teaches divergent thinking; practical skills and digital competencies for the future. A creative community of practice, it embraces the potential for cross-curricular working whilst retaining the specialisms of discrete disciplines. We embrace project and problem-based learning, the ethos of the School rests on three pillars - Community; Connectivity and Process:
Process - Creative thinking from inception to completion. Exploration and application of practical skills and various media
Connectivity - Creative connections networking; physical; environmental; industrial and spiritual connections; global interdependency and sustainability.
Community - Building creative communities of practice; local; national; international; virtual and physical communities to support inspire and live well.
Browse our range of courses, attend an open day or contact us to find out more:
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|Title||Unit Instance Code|
|Art and Design - Fast Track to Degree||VA1FE97|
|Art and Design - Level 2||VA1FE64|
|Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VA1FE73|
|Art and Design Foundation Diploma - Level 3||VA1FE65|
|Couture Sewing Techniques||VE1EC39|
|Creative Sewing and Alternation Workshop||VE1EC103|
|Digital Photography - Beginners||VE1EC100|
|Exercise, Movement and Dance||VE1EC104|
|Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume) - BA Hons Degree||VA1HE13|
|Fashion Design - BA Hons Degree||VA1HE12|
|Fashion Production Skills||VE1EC47|
|Fine Art Professional Practice - BA Hons Degree (Subject to Validation)||VA1HE14|
|Graphic and Digital Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VA1FE72|
|Graphic Design - BA Hons Degree||VG1HE16|
|Introduction to Dressmaking and Fashion||VE1EC101|
|Media Production and Technology - Level 2||VM1FE97|
|Photography - BA Hons Degree||VL1HE16|
|Photography - Level 2||VM1FE234|
|Photography - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VA1FE94|
|Photography: Intermediate Level Studio and Photoshop Practice||VE2EC36|
|Photography: Intermediate Studio and Photoshop Practice||VE1EC56|
|Print Club - Intaglio Printmaking||VE2EC34|
|Print Club - Relief Printmaking||VE2EC35|
|Print Club - Screen Printing||VE2EC33|
|Print Club Intaglio Printmaking||VE1EC54|
|Print Club Relief Printmaking||VE1EC55|
|Print Club Screen Printing||VE1EC53|
|Professional Sewing Skills||VE1EC42|
|Tailoring - Introduction||VE1EC48|
|Textile Techniques for Fashion and Costume||VE1EC50|
|Watercolours for Beginners||VE1EC102|
|Title||Unit Instance Code|
|English: Language, Literature and Writing - BA Hons Degree||VM1HE05|
|Filmmaking - BA Hons Degree||VA1HE16|
|Media Production and Technology - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VM1FE228|
|Title||Unit Instance Code|
|Acting - BA Hons Degree (Subject to Validation)||VP1HE50|
|Music Performance and Production - Level 2||VM1FE98|
|Music Performance and Production - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VM1FE229|
|Musical Theatre - BA Hons Degree||VP1HE56|
|Performing Arts - HNC (Subject to Validation)||VP1HE55|
|Performing Arts - Level 2||VP1FE40|
|Performing Arts - Level 3 Triple Diploma||VP1FE38|
"The classes are quite small which allows plenty of contact with tutors, and the smaller campus means you can reach people easily, even on your non-contact days."
Helen Kay, B.A (Hons.) Photography
“I chose this programme as I wanted to get an education doing what I loved. Even when we’re writing essays on topics like the history of pop music it’s still interesting – it doesn’t feel like work. I’ve never had tutors like ours – they’re all friendly, you can speak to them about anything and they really push you to learn."
Jordan Shaw, Level 3 Music Technology
"I learnt so many new skills, which opened my eyes to a variety of possibilities and different employment options"
Heidi Atkinson, B.A (Hons.) Graphic Design
"Halfway through my second year as a mature student and the best thing I've done in my life so far. The facilities are ace, so much support and the encouragement to be creative is fab"
Stacy Sagar gave B&FC an overall university rating of 5 stars – Fashion Design (Contemporary Costume) BA Hons - WhatUni review
"Training for a BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at Blackpool and the Fylde College does exactly what it says: it trains performers in musical theatre - three disciplines, five days a week, on your feet, exploring the subject in depth. It’s intensive, it’s detailed and it delivers on the promise to train students in this incredible subject."
Michael Holdsworth, Programme Leader Musical Theatre
“We have lots of opportunities to be creative, even with our written work and the programme covers themes you’d normally only do at degree level. We also work on live briefs and on group projects like a real film crew would. I’ve done quite a bit of producing already and it’s really helped with my communication skills.”
Gabrielle Burns, Level 3 Media
"Our programmes reflect contemporary industry requirements, which encourage collaboration and autonomous scholarly and creative research."
Chris Hepworth, Curriculum Manager - Scriptwriting, English, Photography and Critical Studies
"Tutors helped me achieve my full potential by sharing their industry knowledge and expertise."
Henry Sandwell - Level 3 Triple Diploma - Photography
"Staff are supportive and helped me grow in confidence."
Lauren Wheeler - Level 3 Triple Diploma - Photography
We offer a range of programmes which have been designed to give you, the next generation of creatives, the skills and intellectual abilities to operate in the exciting and fast growing Creative Industries.
As a budding creative you will be introduced to a range of working methods and business models for studio and freelance working, with the opportunity to work on live briefs with industry professionals.
Our staff are all creative practitioners with expertise in a wide range of fields such as film making; illustration; acting; singing, music, dance; painting, graphic design, fashion, photography and costume.
Our Creative Community of Practice means that staff and students work together to experiment, take risks with our work and produce professional, industry-standard exhibitions and shows.
Our students have gone on to work as designers; art directors; artists; actors; West End performers; teachers; costumiers; arts administrators; illustrators and much more!
It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button.
Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.
Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.