Creative Industries expertise

Creative Industries We have an historic commitment to culture and creativity as a means to enhance lives, promote public good and stimulate the economy.

With nearly 6,000 of our 24,000 students enrolled on courses in music, theatre, writing, media, digital technology, and across art and design, we are one of Britain’s leading providers of graduate talent to the cultural and creative industries.

We transfer and exchange cultural expertise and practice, contributing significantly to the vitality of the West Midlands’ cultural programming, with an annual output of over 400 public performances, exhibitions and events spanning the arts, design and creative innovation.

Our facilities are a key part of the region’s cultural infrastructure, which has been enhanced with the introduction of our Parkside Media Studios. We enjoy active, innovative partnerships with a wide range of established arts institutions, creatingoriginal work and fostering the development of artists whose names are recognised the world over.

Expertise in media includes:

  • Alternative and independent media
  • Broadcast archives
  • Cultural history
  • Fandom and fan culture
  • Media for development
  • Media industries and institutions
  • Media performance and emotion
  • Media for social change
  • Media technologies
  • New media
  • Online music
  • Popular music culture and music industries
  • Radio studies
  • Reality media
  • Sexuality and identity
  • Urban culture

New Product Development

“At Glassdomain we are committed to using design to improve lifestyle. Through this KTP, Birmingham…

Burbidge & Son Ltd Design Project

The design project was aimed at third year students engaged on the BA Design Studies course at…

Denby Project

"Graham Powell (MA Product Design Course Director) really pushed us to come from a different point…

Hartman Outdoor (UK) Design Competition

Stemming from an ever-growing relationship with leading outdoor furniture company Hartman UK,…

Sony supporting Gamer Camp

"By supporting individuals with creative talent, drive and strong work ethics, we believe we create…

Trends 2014

“After six years of working with Birmingham City University on the trends showcase, we never cease…

Gamer Camp

 "I’ve found graduates' skills grow enormously as a direct result of working through a complete…

Student Design Challenge

"Our AGA design and marketing team set the MA Product Design students a brief to come up with 10…

Next Generation of Talent

"We have been recruiting students who have completed the Horology Course at the Birmingham School…

Accessories for Pashley

"I have really valued meeting the design students and having access to their fresh ideas and…

Internship at the BBC

“Supporting the development and supply of highly talented, creative professionals is central to the…

RNLI New Product Design

“Whereas last year we simply piloted the idea working with BA FRM Course Director and team at BIAD,…

Triumph Accessories

“This has been a great opportunity for a company like Triumph to help foster relationships with…

Sky Internship

“Our work with Birmingham City University has proved mutually beneficial in supporting future…

New Product Development

"The Natural History Museum have enjoyed working with the Birmingham City University students and…