“Long before it was fashionable or even discussed, the University of Bradford was demonstrating a commitment to the value of the Arts as an essential element in the development of the rounded, creative and innovative thinking that is now acknowledged as so essential.”
Anamaria Wills CEO CidaCo ‘Creative Capital Assessment’
This wide ranging programme of work is run by experts in their own field called Fellows (or Artistic Directors) whose role is to create, innovate and challenge as well as to support a social engagement through the arts.
Fellowships in the Arts have played a central role in the University’s educational fabric since it was founded 50 years ago encouraging selfreliance, interaction and a broader understanding of community among the student body.
As well as offering the opportunity to watch, make and show, Arts on Campus offers a wide range of casual employment for students.
M@BU : Music at Bradford University
Bradford has a wealth of diverse contemporary music that the M@BU programme taps into as well as bringing new and challenging music to the city. Members of Bradford University Music Society use the Tasmin Little Music Centre on campus as a hub to meet and find out about what’s going on musically around the University and in the local area. It’s also used as a rehearsal space for members, hosting performances, workshops, open groups and ensembles.
Gallery II plays a key cultural role on campus and in the city through themed exhibitions, events, partnership projects and artist residencies. Its visual arts policy is committed to promoting excellence, research and education and aims to reflect the University’s and city’s diverse communities amongst whom it regularly works. Gallery II also manages the display, loan and hire of the University’s permanent art collection.
Theatre in the Mill
The Theatre in the Mill is one of the most important small-scale venues in the North of England, offering support and opportunities for innovative artists to make new work, investigate that within a social context, andconnect it to the wider world. The theatre is an important national player and has increasing international connections. Central to the development of all its work is that the audience inform and enlighten artists as they create, offering a totally unique opportunity for students at the University of Bradford.
An ident for Arts on Campus at The University of Bradford. Created by Team Animotem Shabz, Becky, Ryan & Trea, students from the Department of Creative Technology at the University of Bradford (Design for Industry module, Computer Animation)