About the School of Art

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  • BCU Art student screen printing.
  • BCU Art student with white fabric.

Studying at the School of Art places you firmly in the heart of city’s thriving cultural quarter, which includes the new Library of Birmingham, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Graduate employers include Barefoot Books and Friction Arts, offering positions like Freelance Artist and Arts Teacher.

Our Grade 1 listed building is a superb combination of Venetian Gothic architecture and modern workshops, learning and social areas, a specialist arts library, and public exhibition space.

Each year we welcome undergraduate, Master's and PhD students from around the world to study art.

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As part of this creative network you will benefit from conferences and exhibitions, and work with professional artists and community groups dedicated to the highest levels of practice.

Our expertise

All of our staff are practicing artists, designers and writers.
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Facilities and Campus

High quality and purpose-built studios, workshops and exhibition spaces.
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Our City

A vibrant city packed with contemporary art, music and cultural events.
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Our History

Over 150 years as a centre of creative learning in art and design.
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What our students say

Find out why our students love the School of Art
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Creativity and Culture

We produce more graduate talent in the area of culture than anywhere outside London.
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