The art of technology

Making the virtual real

Why study with us

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose Digital Technology at Birmingham City University.

Investing in your future

A £70 million pound investment in our new state-of-the-art facility, STEAMhouse, including access to large maker space workshops with a wide range of innovative equipment, to ensure you have the best possible environment for project-based learning.

Work placements

To help you to stand out in today’s competitive jobs market,  our courses offer a placement option.  Students have gone on placement to companies including: Disney, IBM, Focusrite Audio Engineering, MUSIC Group,  Philips Acoustics and Redditch Palace Theatre.

The Conservatoire

Our Music Technology students have access to the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, opened in September 2017, which includes seven industry standard recording studios, a dedicated jazz club and an outstanding 500 seat concert hall.

Outstanding media centre

Our cutting-edge facilities are housed in a purpose-built Media Centre and include the largest University TV studio, a green screen studio and broadcast-standard edit suites. Our studios have even been used for programmes such as The Gadget Show.

A global city

Birmingham has a growing digital technology industry, with BBC3 moving its base here in 2018. Nearly 37,000 people are employed in the digital sector in Birmingham and employment is set to rise further in the coming years.

Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Enhanced career prospects

We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad. 

Course Satisfaction

We’re ranked in the Top 15 for Student Satisfaction across our Computer Science courses by The Complete University Guide 2022.


We offer a wide variety of scholarships that are designed to support you throughout your studies. Discover more about each of  our scholarships   and  see if you’re eligible to apply.

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Brand new facilities at our new home

Our new state-of-the-art building, STEAMhouse, will become the new home for its School of Computing and Digital Technology from the start of the 2022 academic year. Based at our expanding City Centre Campus, this unique centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with people and businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Sound Engineering Vs Music Technology


Third year student, Adam chose to study Sound Engineering with us as he wanted to take what he had learnt in maths, physics and engineering and apply it to Sound.

Sound Engineering Course



Ewan is a final year student, who chose to study Music Technology with us as it was a perfect way to combine his favourite things: computing, electronics and music.

Music Technology Course


Our facilities


A £70 million pound investment in our new state-of-the-art facility, STEAMhouse, including access to large maker space workshops with a wide range of innovative equipment, to ensure you have the best possible environment for project-based learning.

Birmingham Conservatoire

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which opened in September 2017, includes seven industry standard recording studios as well as a dedicated jazz club and 500 seat concert hall.

Film set
Film set

Designed by a BBC Art Director and produced by industry set creators, our film set allows you to practice with a number of cameras and a variety of lighting kits and grip equipment.

Multimedia lab
Multimedia laboratories

Our labs feature industry standard software including Maya, 3D Studio Max, Javascript and Dreamweaver for the design and development of advanced multimedia applications.

Green screen studio
Greenscreen studio

The 159 sq m double height studio is features a three-wall green screen. It is acoustically treated and includes a MILO motion control rig.

Shape tomorrow’s digital world

We prepare our graduates to contribute to all industries in ever more innovative ways.

Meet BCU Sound Engineering and Production graduate Pete. After graduating, networking (anywhere and everywhere) really helped him kick-start his career. Now he’s being contacted by top local companies and enjoying a thriving career. Hear Pete share his insight on how to make the most of opportunities during and after your degree at BCU.

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