Working in industry

The College of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles works with local, national and international businesses to enhance student learning through placements, workshops, live briefs and guest lectures from industry professionals. 

Case Studies

Size? and New Balance

Fashion, Branding and Communication students teamed up with Size? and New Balance on a live brief, going on to pitch their brief to the two brands at the end of the event.

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As part of their course work, Fashion Branding and Communication students had the exciting opportunity to work with fashion platform SilkFred on a live brief. 

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Commonwealth Games 2022

Some of our highly talented costume design students recently worked on creating outfits for the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, Wondrous Stories.

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Read Jack's story

Jack proved himself wrong by coming to university, having struggled academically growing up. Now, his costume designs have been worn at the Birmingham 2022 Festival, where he showcased his proud Brummie heritage for the world to see.   

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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