Our expertise

Meet all our staff

All of our staff are practising artists, designers and writers, ensuring you will receive access to the latest thinking, activity and professional networks.

Stuart Whipps

Stuart is an expert in commercial architectural photography and works closely with galleries and artists to produce installation photography for a variety of publications.

He has exhibited in the UK and Europe, and was the recipient of the Observer Hodge Award in 2006, and the East International Award in 2009.

Steve Bulcock- expertise pageSteve Bulcock

Steve's research interests are concerned with challenging the notions and expectations people have in relation to their interactions with digital technology

Recent work has involved collaborations with artist Sean O’Keeffe as part of an interdisciplinary research programme at Vivid in Birmingham, which also toured the UK with the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition.

Mona Casey

Mona Casey co-ordinates Slice, which circulates work through exhibitions, publications and online.

She is also co-director of The Event, a bi-annual presentation of artist-led galleries and projects in Birmingham.

Business Links

We maintain excellent links with major city centre corporations and are members of the Colmore Row Business District. The School works with Savills, Capsticks, Associated Architects and Deutschse Bank, which also sponsors an annual award of £10,000 to support career development.
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Our Centre for Fine Art Research is rated 5th in the UK, and is in the top 20 internationally

Our PhD students work closely on projects with organisations such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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