Birmingham School of Art

Floating mezzanine levels, glass lifts and cutting-edge specialist workspaces sit comfortably beside the original stained glass windows and mosaic floors of this glorious purpose-built art school. We’re right in the city centre, perfectly placed next to the city’s museum and art gallery.


You’ll find light and airy studios, gallery and installation spaces, a fine art library and workshops for wood, metal, plaster, fibreglass, ceramics, digital media, print and photography.

Industry-standard resources and equipment include soldering hearths, polishing machines, other bench-mounted powered equipment, lathes and milling machines.

The building has won numerous awards for the restoration of its spectacular architecture.

Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street boasts:

  • Specialist fine art library
  • Bookable installation and viewing spaces
  • Gallery
  • Digital suite
  • Workshops – for wood, metal, plaster, fibreglass, ceramics, digital media, print and photography
  • Faculty archives
  • Café

Building accessibility

All levels are wheelchair accessible via lifts. There is also an accessible toilet.

There are a number of parking bays for blue badge holders and some longer-stay bays within public cark parks located close to the site.

The campus is accessible for most people; however, we recognise that individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties. To find out more about this site’s accessibility in relation to your specific difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team.

Visitors with hearing loss

If you are visiting the University and have hearing loss which means that you may have difficulty hearing the fire alarm in the event of an emergency evacuation, please request a Deaf Alerter pager from the main reception of the campus you are visiting. You will be able to keep this pager with you for the duration of your visit to alert you if the fire alarm goes off.