BCU art student press printing.
BCU Media TV studio.
BCU Jewellery student filing a piece.

Arts, Design and Media

Synergy and strength: We embody the University's strong creative and cultural offering and bring together our creative subjects. You can find a wealth of information about studying with us on our School websites.

School of Art

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.

Birmingham School of Acting

Birmingham School of Acting (BSA) is an exciting, contemporary place to train for your professional drama career in the theatre, community, film or TV. Founded in 1936, we're in the UK's top 10 for drama and dance courses.

Birmingham School of Architecture

We're one of the few Schools of Architecture offering RIBA-accredited courses at BA (Hons) (Part 1), MArch (Part 2) and PgDip (Part 3) level.

Birmingham Conservatoire

In the heart of England, Birmingham Conservatoire is a place where talent develops, individual creativity flourishes and successful careers begin. We educate and train musicians to the highest professional standards in solo performance, composition, chamber music, orchestral playing and jazz..

School of English

Studying English at Birmingham City University gives you a wealth of opportunities to combine subjects to suit your interests.

School of Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design

We are one of the most successful fashion, textiles, 3D and interior design education providers in the world.

Birmingham School of Media

Planning a career in media? We're a great place to start. We provide undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses for those pursuing a career in the media or creative industries.

School of Jewellery

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School was founded in 1890. This inspirational, award-winning setting is the perfect place to undertake jewellery related design courses.

NTI Birmingham

NTI Birmingham provides super-vocational, industry-backed postgraduate degree courses in video games development, digital marketing and film marketing and distribution.

School of Visual Communication

Our Visual Communication undergraduate degrees cover four main disciplines. Illustration, Photography, Graphic Communication and Film and Animations allowing our students to specialise while still experiencing the wider spectrum of visual communication subjects


Our art and design provision has had many names since it was founded in 1843 — most recently it was known as the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD).