Birmingham School of Art

Birmingham School of Art uses knowledge and creativity to drive transformation; for our School, moving forwards is everything.

Being a student at Birmingham School of Art you will join a community of learners who are all creative thinkers and makers. This community is something at the heart of the School and which exists both within and outside of the individual courses through Night School, Film Club, Knitting Club, the Angry Margaret Protest Choir and the public programme of events which are organised by staff and students.

Our students and staff have access to the vast range of resources and opportunities that being part of Birmingham City University offers, from Student Union societies and clubs, to careers fairs and employability workshops.

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 Fine Art and Art and Design.

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Postgraduate courses

Take a look at our postgraduate options at the School of Art.  

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About us

Get to know the facilities at our Birmingham School of Art’s Margaret Street campus. From industry-standard machinery in metal, wood and print, to our studio spaces and media suite, everything you need will be at your fingertips from day one.

To check out the facilities for yourself, book your place onto an Open Day.

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 the latest exhibitions, work and events from the School.

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Round-up

Find out what's been going on in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media this month.

Round-up

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

Our staff at the School of Art are practicing artists, designers and writers.

Our staff

Birmingham's Art Scene

The city boasts numerous independent and high-profile galleries that you’d be able to interact, exhibit and build relationships with.

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Preparing yourportfolio

To support your application you will 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.

Portfolio tips

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Accommodation

Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Admissions

Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

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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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Coronavirus

For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

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