Working in industry

Our Art and Design courses are proud to work with stakeholders, businesses and artists across Birmingham to enhance their student experience and employability.

Case Studies


AGA Rangemaster plc, parent to AGA, the cast iron cooker company, set MA Product Design students at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) a challenge - to design a concept AGA cast iron night storage radiator in one week.

AGA Rangemaster plc

Midlands Arts Centre

Art and Design with Creative Technologies students were given the exciting opportunity to work with the Midlands Arts Centre on a live brief to design a creative workshop for the Culture Club.

Midlands Arts Centre

Floodgate Arch

Art and Design with Creative Technologies students we given the opportunity to work on a live brief, set in the heart of Birmingham’s Digbeth district, with multiple clients and stakeholders.

Floodgate Arch

Signify: Philips Lighting

Product and Furniture Design students were tasked with a live brief involving Signify and Philips lighting.

Signify: Philips Lighting

Amelia's story

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design student Amelia has overcome an incredible number of personal challenges to get where she is today. Despite everything, she’s managing to be an over-achiever and has high hopes for the future. Amelia is living proof that you can overcome adversity and follow your dreams no matter what life throws at you.

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From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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