We have a world-class environment for art-based research with a rich diversity of exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops and events animating our Margaret Street building throughout the year.
Challenging and extending the potential of contemporary art to change the world.Find out more
Fostering new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts.Find out more
Interrogating and extending the boundaries of materiality within contemporary art.Find out more
We are currently working on a number of projects within the School of Art. View them all on our project page. You can also see our individual research groups to see a filtered list of projects aligned to our specialisms.View projects
Ready to make an exciting contribution to knowledge? Find out about how to apply to our PhD courses, our current opportunities and infomration on what our current PhD students are working on.Find out more
Birmingham City University is home to a wealth of knowledge and experienced staff who have worked with arts and culture institutions to further the medium.Find out more
Please complete this form to send your initial PhD enquiry to our Doctoral Research College. They will be your point of contact and will help you through the PhD application process from initial enquiry to final application.
The School of Art runs a variety of research seminars, conferences and more across its research centres. View our latest events and how our research impacts the wider world.Find out more
Centre for Chinese Visual Arts
If you have any questions or research enquiries for the Art Activisms research cluster, you can reach reach Professor Anthony Downey below.Email us
If you have any questions or research enquiries for the Material Encounters research cluster, you can reach reach Dr Catherine Baker below.Email us
Interested in a research collaboration or consultancy? Contact our team and we'll attempt to link you with an academic who's alligned with your interests.Email us