Inspired Festival 2017 highlights

Inspired Festival, now into its fourth year, showcases the exceptional creative talent of the students who study at Birmingham City University.

The Festival shined a spotlight on the artists, actors, designers, writers and musicians who are beginning their careers with us in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media. The Festival is a celebration of the wealth of creative talent being nurtured and developed in the region.

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

The School showcased the fantastic achievements of all our graduating students from the four disciplines that make up our School: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Product Design and Interior Design. The work demonstrates how we nurture a deep sense of enquiry with the world around us, developing innovative social and technological solutions to real world design challenges.

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Birmingham School of Art

Our Grade 1 listed building showcased a diverse collection of work including: innovative design, painting, drawing, sculpture, print, installation, film, photography, illustration, product design, fashion and digital media. Our shows helped celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students as they have developed as artists.

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School of Fashion and Textiles

A creative culmination of 3 years’ endeavour from the School of Fashion and Textiles, representing the individual and personal journey of each student. Some of the pieces on display have already been used in professional trade shows, exhibitions and events, demonstrating our belief in the value of working with industry.

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School of Jewellery

Our Vittoria Street based building transformed to showcase a diverse range of stunning and original work including: exciting precious and non-precious metals, timepiece designs, gemmological investigations and explorations of other unconventional materials.

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School of Visual Communication

Every piece of work displayed at the Inspired Festival demonstrates the progression, creativity and hard-work from our students. We exhibited photography, virtual reality, animations, illustrations and much more, all ready for the market place.

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