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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University.

Fashion Links to the fashion industry
Industry links

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.

Fashion £260 million invested
£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.

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Fashion Historical Costume Design
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.

Fashion Graduate Fashion Week
Graduate Fashion Week

Profile opportunities

We offer the opportunity to showcase your final-year work to industry leaders at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week event in London.

Fashion Learn from the best
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.

Fashion Career success in the fashion industry
Career success

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.  

Fashion Satisfied Students
Satisfied students

National Student Survey 2017

We scored 93% in the NSS for our BA (Hons) Textile Design course and 91% for BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion.

Fashion Overseas trips
Overseas trips

International Fashion and Textiles

You'll have the chance to visit international fashion cities such as London, Berlin, Copenhagen and New York.

Fashion Get £150 Free Credit
Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.

Fashion 94% of Graduates Employed
94% graduates employed

Nine in 10 graduates are employed or in further study

We're committed to developing graduates with the skills employers need - 94 per cent are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2014/15).

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.

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Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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