We're passionate about giving school students of all ages opportunities to explore, learn and get enthused about studying the Arts at Bristol. Find out more about the activities we offer below:

Visiting your school

Arts speaker talks

The School of Arts offers taster workshops on Anthropology and Archaeology, Film, Music, Philosophy and Theatre for pupils attending state schools. These talks are aimed at Year 11, 12 and 13 students who are interested in pursuing an Arts subject at university. 

Insight into Philosophy

Through an eight week after-school course, KS3 pupils are introduced to broad philosophical topics such as: identity over time, what makes us human, happiness, freedom and responsibility, and fairness and society. The programme is delivered by reseach staff and Student Ambassadors from the Department of Philosophy and culminates in our annual Philosophy taster day.

Music composition workshops

Student Ambassadors from the Department of Music offer composition support workshops for pupils attending local state schools. In addition to composition support, pupils are offered an insight into undergraduate life as a Music student.

Visit the University

GCSE Music Set Works Concert at the Victoria Rooms

As part of our lunch-time concert series, in partnership with Bristol Plays Music and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Department of Music hosts an annual GCSE set works concert for local pupils to attend in the Victoria Rooms.

GCSE analysis is supplied alongside live performances of pieces that feature in the GCSE set works curriculum, providing students with a superb opportunity to enrich their understanding of pieces that feature on the exam syllabus.

Theatre Collection set texts workshops

Although rooted in theatre history, the diverse nature of our Theatre Collection includes cross-curricular material that can enhance the following subject areas: 

Primary: Art and Design, D&T, History and Geography and support key Language and Literacy skills.

Pre-16: Art and Design, D&T, English, Drama and Theatre Studies, Citizenship, History and Geography and support key Language and Literacy skills.

Post 16: A range of A-Level subjects including Art and Design, D&T, Design and Textiles, Drama, Performing Arts, English Literature and Language, Creative Writing, Citizenship Studies, History of Art, History and Geography as well as BTEC Diplomas in Art and Design and Performing Arts.

We offer a range of activities including bespoke curriculum-led workshops designed to enrich GCSE and A level pupils’ understanding of their set texts for English and Drama. Our workshops can be tailored for pupils of all ages and are suited to class size groups. 

Outreach contact

For information on how to to take part please contact Georgia Price.
Email: georgia.price@bristol.ac.uk

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