Our partnership


The Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Art (BIFCA) is a jointly run higher education institute based in China, and is one of only a handful of such partnerships to be given approval by the Chinese government.

BIFCA is a collaborative effort between Birmingham City University and Wuhan Textile University, combining the expertise of both institutions to provide a number of creative arts courses at the fantastic campus in Wuhan, China. BIFCA provides all of our talented and ambitious students with access to the state-of-the-art facilities, including the latest 3D design and media production equipment, contained in a completely refurbished 10,000m² building.

At BIFCA, our academic staff are among the UK’s leading professors and practitioners. As a student at the Institute you’ll be supported and taught by these highly qualified academics.

Study options

Students at BIFCA may study:

1All four years in Wuhan


2Two years in Wuhan,
two years at Birmingham City University

Theses study options open up many opportunities and give students a wealth of experience they may not otherwise achieve.

Regardless of which route they take, students receive a degree from both Birmingham City University and Wuhan Textile University.

As well as developing creative skills and experience, courses at BIFCA will be taught primarily in English, vastly improving student language skills and once more assisting with international career opportunities.

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Wuhan Textile University

Wuhan Textile University

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