Gosta Green, just five minutes’ walk from the city centre, is home to three of our Birmingham Institute of Art and Design's five schools:
- Birmingham School of Architecture
- School of Fashion, Textiles and Three-Dimensional Design
- School of Visual Communication
Gosta Green has extensive studio and workshop provision, reflecting the broad range of study opportunities on offer.
Fashion offers fully professional facilities for garment design and construction while the textiles area has a mixture of digital and traditional facilities including embroidery, print, weave and knit workshops. All workshops are supported by our team of skilled technicians. Fashion workshops and textiles areas are equipped for both traditional techniques and state-of-the-art computerised looms and printers.
Students benefit from excellent design studio and workshop facilities to prepare them for practice at the highest level. Students have access to Vicon 3D, an external tracking motion capture facility, and Gypsy, an exo-skeleton-based motion capture system, extend the possibilities for production of 3D animation and films. There’s also a comprehensive range of tools and machinery in the wood and metal workshops.
From October 2013, all courses currently taught at Gosta Green will move to brand new, purpose-built facilities at our nearby City Centre Campus at Millennium Point. Our Art and Design students will benefit from state-of-the-art teaching areas and facilities, and closer links with staff and students from our School of Media, Birmingham School Acting, and Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment.
Find out more about our City Centre Campus development
Ramped access is available at the main entrance on Aston Street, at the Viscom Building and at the Emma Jessie Phipps Building. All levels of the buildings, including the canteen and all workshop areas, are physically accessible via lifts, except for the Viscom Building above the first floor. Accessible toilet facilities are also available.
There are two car parking spaces designated for blue badge holders outside the Aston Street entrance and several other accessible bays situated within easy reach of the site.
The campus is accessible for most people; however, we recognise that individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties. To find out more about this site’s accessibility in relation to your specific difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team.