The School of Visual Communication has a rich history dating back to 1843, when the Birmingham Government School of Design was founded. We meet the demands of the economy now, just as we did when founded during the industrial revolution. When you study with us you’ll realise that the boundaries you perceive to exist between subject areas are more insignificant that you thought and breaking them will lead to unexpected and often magical outcomes.
We have a long-established national and international reputation. It consists of a range of courses that celebrate innovation and allow you to realise your creative ambitions.
Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.View courses
Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Photography, Illustration and Graphic Communication.View courses
Take a look at our postgraduate options at the School of Visual Communication.View courses
Studying a creative degree can open up a range of career opportunities. Hear how Ben’s Illustration degree was the first step in setting up his successful business.
The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.Book your place
Check out our blog where we share our experiences, stories and the latest news from the School.Read more
Take a look around some of the facilities, studios and workshops that you’ll have access to.Take a look
Our graduates have gone onto great things. Let their stories inspire you.Our graduates
Read about where our students have been on their placements and the things they learnt whilst there.Find out more
Working with industry
Our range of industry links mean you can expect to gain a wide variety of experience.Industry experience