The University of Bolton – School of Arts, Media and EducationBy Asian Correspondent Apr 25, 2013 8:18PM UTC
Billed as a local institution with international reach, the University of Bolton is an increasingly popular choice for students from Asia. The compact town-centre campus in Manchester, England is modern, though the institute itself has roots dating to the 1820s.
Rapid development and the introduction of new flagship courses make this an exciting place to be enrolled. Over the past few years, millions of pounds worth of investment have produced new, cutting-edge facilities, with plans for more on the way. The university is also well-networked with schools abroad, including academic institutes in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
School of Arts, Media and Education
Students enrolled through the School of Arts, Media and Education spend a great deal of time in the £10 million purpose-built Art, Design & Media facility. Cutting-edge studios, work placement opportunities and academic staff with strong professional backgrounds converge on one of England’s more competitive value-for-money educations.
The university’s teaching quality consistently wins top-level ratings from the government’s quality control agency. And with so many international connections, Bolton has the power to send students to all corners of the world through exchange and work study programmes. Creative industries students have recently enjoyed overseas visits to Tokyo, Toronto, Florence and New York.
A strong sense of momentum propels Bolton. Unistats attributes a student satisfaction rating above 90 percent to the School of Arts, Media and Education. Given the amount of funding driving the University of Bolton as well as the fact that graduates enjoy above-average salaries, it comes as no surprise that students are pleased. In short, ‘Bolton’ is a powerful headline for a 21st-century degree.
A traditional fine arts degree with a practice-led approach, this course focuses on studio experience and includes ample opportunity for public exhibition.
Students work with the latest software and gain industry experience by working for off-campus clients on real projects.
As part of this course, students are invited to participate in paid live projects through which they gain build industry experience and a portfolio.
Media, Writing and Production
Students learn to produce top-quality scripts and programmes in a professional context.
Students craft an individual plan for their course of study and work in recently updated studios.
Textile / Surface Design
This is a diverse programme encompassing digital design, ceramics, fabrics and a variety of other media.