Why do arts matter? We will be asking staff, students and alumni this question, sharing their stories of learning and research, and shining a spotlight on the Faculty of Arts at Bristol.
Arts Matter blog
Find out more about our academic community and their research in the Arts Matter blog, featuring interviews, think pieces and more.
What would a world without the arts and humanities be like? Without music, drama, literature, history, the visual arts? The arts and humanities give us the tools to learn about other cultures, other people, other ideas. They help us to understand who we are and where we come from. They also give us ways to appreciate and value things that we don't understand.
The arts are an intrinsic part of what it means to be human – they're threaded through everything we do and everything we are.
Stories from our community
Why arts matter
Professor Sarah Hibberd shares her views on the value of arts and humanities, opening a window to her research and teaching in the Department of Music.
The Brigstow Institute researches ways of living as seen through the arts and humanities. A one-day institute showcase was held in 2017. View the film to find out more.
Being an arts student
Joshua Greenidge joined us via the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities and is now studying Anthropology with Innovation. Read his story.
Redefining research in the arts and humanities
Find out about our Faculty Research Centres and Research Clusters
Study with us
Like what you see? We offer a wide range of programmes from online and foundation programmes to postgraduate degrees by research.
From working in the creative industries to teaching, law and public service, arts graduates' transferrable skills are sought after by a wide range of employers.
Read Emma's story - With a BA Art History, she's now Conservation and Engagement Manager at the National Trust.