Arts, Design and Media Archive

Welcome to Birmingham City University Arts, Design and Media Archive. We hold 40 collections covering the fields of art and design, photography, education, music, media, jewellery and fashion.

These are a free inspirational resource for students, staff, creative practitioners and the general public – one that we collect, preserve and document for future generations and plan to make as accessible as possible.


Check out our main collections on art, design, education, photography, jazz and media.

About Us

Learn about the history and legacy of the Birmingham Arts, Design and Media Archive.

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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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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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Open Days

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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