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10 Reasons To Study With Us

 Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the Birmingham School of Art.

1. State-of-art-facilities

Located next to the city centre’s Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the School is just a five-minute walk from the new Library of Birmingham and Ikon 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. You will also have access to the facilities at the city centre’s Parkside and Curzon buildings.

2. A Grade 1 Listed Building

The School of Art’s Margaret Street building is inspirational and functional, a superb combination of Venetian Gothic architecture and modern workshops, learning and social areas, a specialist arts library and public exhibition space. The building has won numerous awards for the restoration of its spectacular architecture.

3. Key Collaborations

We have links to a range of national and international institutions including Tate Liverpool, Ikon Gallery and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These connections give you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the work that goes on with industry. A number of these gallery and exhibition institutions return year-on-year to award prizes at the Graduate Show.

4. Gain Industry Experience

In your second year you will develop live /collaborative projects and participate in professional placements. The course includes regular talks from visiting professional artists, designers, curators, craftspeople and entrepreneurs to maximise your employability prospects.

5. International Project Space

Birmingham School of Art is home to the International Project Space (IPS), an exhibition space integral to your time here as a student. The IPS houses the majority of all external exhibitions, student exhibitions and events throughout the year.

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6. Erasmus - Study Abroad

Erasmus provides you with the opportunity to take part in life-changing experiences while studying for your degree. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to complete part of your study abroad in one of many European countries that take part in the scheme.

7. Active School Blog

Get behind-the-scenes and find out what is going on around Birmingham School of Art’s Margaret Street home, from exhibitions to workshops.

8. £150 Free Credit

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018, we’re giving away £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and a range of learning materials.

9. Industry Standard Staff

You will have extensive contact time with staff who are prominent in the art scene working with you throughout your course.

10. Second City Location

We are a part of Birmingham’s economic and cultural renaissance. A city with an international reputation that could help you get to wherever your imagination desires. Its friendly population is what makes Birmingham a dynamic, multicultural city – and also one of the largest cities in Europe offering a heady mix of galleries, music, restaurants and bars.