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Welcome!

Our subject area page enables you to hear from subject academics, see our facilities and find out more about what our courses offer. It gives you everything you could expect during a visit to BCU.

Let third year Criminology student Shelby, welcome you to our Open Day. She'll tell you all about why she chose to study at BCU as well as giving you an insight into everything she has achieved here.

Art and Design

Based at our Grade I listed Margaret Street home, Birmingham School of Art uses knowledge and creativity to drive transformation, over and over again. We empower students to use their art in ways that impact the world around them, including our home city. As part of the University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, you'll be part of a community of students and staff filled with creative energy and talent.

Meet Steve

Deputy Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

Hear from Steve, digital media expert and Head of UG Studies. Steve will describe what it's really like to be an Art and Design student here at BCU. He'll also tell you everything you need to know about this subject, from the courses on offer to what and how you’ll be taught, plus our amazing placement opportunities and the many exciting career paths you can choose.

What you'll see at a School of Art Open Day

Our student Julia takes you on a tour of our Margaret Street campus, showing you what an Open Day at BCU is really like.

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See our facilities

School of Art, Margaret Street

Explore our Margaret Street building and the facilities we have to offer, including our studio spaces, print rooms, sculpture workshops and student workspaces. We have invested £340 million in our industry standard facilities and are proud to show you around.

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The Birmingham Art Scene

Birmingham has a vibrant art scene, from independent to high-profile galleries that you can explore. Students Hannah and Taiba take a look at the key establishments that are just a walk away.

More about Birmingham art

Hear from our students

Want to know what it's really like to be an Art and Design student at Birmingham City University? Jacob and Ollie share their experiences.

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Talk to us on Facebook

Join our community on Facebook! Our official BCU group for Art is the ideal place to meet people on your course and get excited to come and study with us in September.

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  • Preparing for the hotline

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Help Desk

We're always more than happy to help out when you get in touch. Contact us via Facebook Messenger to get your queries answered.

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Finance next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your student finance sorted.

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Accommodation next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your accommodation sorted.

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Preparing to call the hotline

Nervous about calling the Clearing hotline? Our guide will help get you prepared, so you have all the important info ready for you to secure your place.

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Return to Clearing Open Day

Head back to the main Open Day pages, so you can continue to explore BCU, Birmingham, and all we have to offer!

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