We are collaborative and transformative; an Art School for the 21st Century with over 175 years of history.
We remain rooted in the vision of our 19th century predecessor, the Birmingham Government School of Design, seeking to transform art and design both in industry and within the cultural fabric of the city itself.
We bring together two internationally renowned schools, with almost 130 years of heritage. Over four sites, the institute’s cutting-edge workshops and facilities create a dynamic culture for innovation and research.
Whether worn, carried on the body, or part of the environment, we design and make award winning objects and artefacts through old and new technologies.
Together we produce graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to carve rewarding careers in industry.
We produce talent that’s ready to go – critical makers who can contribute from day one. Our diverse range of courses cover everything from English Literature to Music Industries and our staff don’t just know the industry, they hail from it.
We are part of Birmingham’s economic and cultural renaissance, with a national reputation, and international links that open up a world of opportunities for students to learn the skills they need to be industry ready.
Founded in 1908, we are a wide-ranging design house which constitutes design through the scales.
The School embodies the concept of an Enterprise Education to equip students for life beyond graduation, through our extensive relationships with the professions and industries.
We blur the boundaries between academia and practice to ensure our graduates are confident, independent, and well-rounded citizens and professionals.
Our conservatoire is a world-class creative institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre professionals of the future.
With limitless collaboration opportunities available, we provide a stimulating learning environment with an international reputation that celebrates diversity.
Our courses focus on employability, and aim to help students meet the demands of today’s fast-paced creative industry whilst ensuring they are given the support they need to inspire them to achieve the extraordinary.
In 2019 we were ranked as one of the top 151-200 universities in the world to study Art and Design. This recognises the excellence in the internationalisation of our learning and teaching, research impact and global reach of our creative students and staff. Source: QS World University Rankings