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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.

Who are we?

Birmingham City University's Faculty of Arts, Design and Media has been a pioneer in education and research since 1843.

Largely based on an impressive £260m campus in the centre of the UK's second biggest city, our ten schools provide outstanding degree and postgraduate courses in creative and performance subjects.

Birmingham School of Art

Portal art

Studying at Birmingham 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 Architecture and Design

ADM Architecture

We offer RIBA courses at Part 1 - BA (Hons) Architecture, Part 2 - MArch, and Part 3 - PgDip in Architectural Practice, alongside courses in Landscape Architecture and Product and Furniture Design.

Birmingham Conservatoire

Conservatoire students on stage

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 and actors to the highest professional standards.

School of English

ADM English

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

School of Fashion and Textiles

ADM Fashion

We are one of the most successful fashion and textiles education providers in the world.

Birmingham School of Media

ADM 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

ADM 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

ADM Vis Comm

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