Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Founded in 1908, the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design is a creative, diverse, and interdisciplinary community of students, staff and practitioners exploring sustainable and inclusive design with our city, region and beyond. We believe design has the power to create transformational change. Through our teaching, research, and strong connections to industry we empower our students to create ideas and actions to radically change the way we live, now and into the future.

You’ll be based in the £62 million Parkside Building – part of our City Centre Campus. We offer facilities which will reflect the work environment you will enter after graduating. Working with our expert technicians, you’ll be supported from concept through to completion.

Foundation courses

Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.

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Undergraduate courses

Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Design for Future Living and Product and Furniture Design.

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Postgraduate courses

Take a look at our postgraduate options at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design.

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About us

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design enjoys close relationships with professionals and industries, allowing us to have an influence on the region, and offer our students hands-on experience in re-shaping the city.

Open Days

The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.

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Our blog

Check out our blog where we share our experiences and visionary ideas with each other, the industry and the world.

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Our facilities

Take a look around some of the facilities, studios and workshops that you’ll have access to.

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Our staff

When you study your architecture or design degree with us, you will enjoy a wealth of expertise from those in your relevant field.

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Working with Industry

We see our school as a regional centre for innovative thinking to explore future design opportunities and instil the latest knowledge and skills.

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Preparing yourportfolio

To support your application you may be asked to submit, or bring in, a portfolio. We've put together a range of useful tips and guidance to help you build one.

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Find answers to a range of questions about joining BCU, from enrolment to getting set up with your access to BCU systems.

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Campuses and Maps

Explore the buildings on our campuses, from how to find your room to where to grab a coffee on the go.

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Student Contract

When you accept an offer of a place, you enter into a contract with the University which includes obligations on both sides. See our latest Terms and Conditions and what we expect of you as a student.

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