NEW DESIGNERS 2021 AWARD WINNER
BCU's Andrea Gonzales picked up the Habitat Future Design Award for her collection of woven and printed fabrics. Drawing on traditional designs and methods, the collection celebrates the craftsmanship of weaving that is still deeply rooted in Andrea’s Filipino culture.Read more
TEXTLE DESIGN CREATIVE SPIRIT 2021 AWARD WINNER
Mahawa Keita picked up the award for Creative Spirit following a unanimous decision by the Textile Design academic team. Her project, My Astute Mother, explores the connection Mahawa shared with her mother, and her impact on the family and her community.Read more
Why study with us?
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University.
We have links with international brands
We have excellent links with regional and international brands such as Burberry, John Lewis, Adidas, Karen Millen and Rab.
£260 million investment
Investing in your future
We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.
Historical Costume Design
A century of costume design
We have a history of costume design going back to the early twentieth century and an internationally significant archive of historical dress to study and use within your practice.
We offer the opportunity to showcase your final-year work to industry leaders at events such as Graduate Fashion Week.
Learn from the best
Our academic staff all have industry experience
We integrate this into teaching and researching our specialist subjects, ranging from trend forecasting to branding and international retailing.
Our graduates have taken up employment across the globe
Our graduates are working with leading brands such as Alexander McQueen, Liberty, Paperchase, Osborne & Little, Swarovski, John Lewis and many more.
National Student Survey 2021
92% of students are satisfied with the learning opportunities on our BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion course.
International Fashion and Textiles
You'll have the chance to visit international fashion cities such as London, Berlin, Copenhagen and New York.
Get £150 free credit
Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
97.8% graduates employed
Nine in 10 graduates are employed or in further study
We're committed to training employable graduates - 97.8 per cent of our 2017 graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
Top tips for putting together your portfolio
Wondering what to include in your portfolio for our undergraduate courses?
Take a look at our portfolio guidance video for advice on how to create the best possible portfolio for your application.