About Us

With over 4,500 of our 22,000 students enrolled on courses in music, theatre, writing, media, digital technology, art, design, jewellery and architecture, Birmingham City University is one of Britain’s leading providers of talented professionals to the cultural and creative industries.

The vast majority of these students are part of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media – the driving force behind the creative provision at Birmingham City University.

Our internationally-renowned arts training provision includes a specialist music conservatoire and drama school, a leading provider of media training, and the UK’s largest regional centre for art, architecture and design education, incorporating Europe’s largest jewellery school.

Aspiring music, performance, art and media professionals are attracted by our combination of world-class teaching, excellent facilities and professional development opportunities.

From music to media and film to fashion, our students regularly win awards and gain national recognition for their achievements. You’ll see them on television and on stage, hear them in concert halls, jazz clubs and on CD, and see their works in galleries and on the high street.

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

Facts

  • Our impressive links with industry include such household names as BBC, Burberry, Goldsmiths, Harvey Nichols, Marks and Spencer and Saatchi and Saatchi.
  • Creative Skillset has accredited a number of our media courses.
  • We have the only centre in the Midlands approved by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) to offer their Advanced Certificate and Diploma courses.
  • We are the UK’s most successful recruiter for art and design in China and Malaysia, and we run courses in Hong Kong and Thailand.

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