5 Reasons To Study With Us

Here are our top 5 reasons to choose the Birmingham City School of Fashion and Textiles for your undergraduate degree.

1. Learn from the best

You will work with award-winning academics and practitioners who have a wealth of industry experience. The jobs you want – they have done! They will share their extensive knowledge and specialist research, helping you towards your ambitions in the fashion and textiles industry. Staff experience includes Sainsburys, Debenhams, Arcadia Group, River Island as well as an array of PR and marketing agencies. Many have high-level academic credentials such as doctorates and post-graduate degrees.

2. Industry-standard facilities

Based in the Parkside Building (City Centre Campus) you will have access to state-of-the-art studios, workshops and rooms that are resourced with machinery and technology for all aspects of fashion and textiles production. The combination of digital and traditional skills and practice will enable you to develop a professionally relevant portfolio.

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3. Career success and industry links

Our graduates are employed across the globe, working with brands such as Alexander McQueen, Liberty, Adidas, Arcadia Group, Dulux, boohoo, Ikea and ASOS. Some become award-winning fashion and textile designers, major fashion house buyers and entrepreneurs in the fashion business industry. We have excellent links with national and international brands such as Burberry, Selfridges, John Lewis, Adidas, George Asda and River Island. As part of your second year you will have the opportunity to carry out an industry placement to gain valuable experience and networking skills.

4. Award winning opportunities

We offer the chance to showcase in person or virtually your final-year work to industry leaders at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) or New Designers shows. We are proud of our many award winners including the GFW New Media, Marketing, ASOS Communication and Menswear Design awards as well as the Kingfisher Design Talent Award.

5. A creative and collaborative community

Several fashion and textiles modules include explicit employer and industry engagement. These allow you to collaborate with employers and partners, working to industry-standard practices and facilitating connections with external organisations. You will also team up with students across the school and ADM to get a truly rounded experience. Our blog gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective with insights, experiences and top tips from our staff, students and graduates. You can join our group of contributors and become a blogger yourself!