Why study with us?
Here are our top reasons to choose the School of Visual Communication.
A school with deep roots
Our origins date back to 1843. We are a school with a huge amount of knowledge, history and stories behind us. And a fantastic future ahead.
Agencies on your doorstep
..as well as studios and arts organisations!
You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in live project briefs, masterclasses, guest lectures, trips and more.
Earn while you learn
Earn while you learn
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
Live Project Partnerships
A fantastic opportunity to work with Industry leaders
Previous live projects have included Moonpig, McCann Erickson, The Times Newspaper Group and Cogent Elliot.
Get £150 free credit
Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
Second City location
In the heart of the city
Birmingham has one of the biggest media and creative arts communities outside London, with many of them based in the city’s Eastside district, home of our City Centre Campus.
Online Portfolio Promotion
Showcase your work
Our home-grown and independent talent pool allows you to showcase your work to potential employees throughout your study, in addition to your final degree show.
Top Tips for Putting Together a Visual Communication Portfolio
Thinking of creating a physical portfolio for one of our School of Visual Communication courses?
Take a look at what staff and one of our graduates from the School think makes a great portfolio.
The Space To Create
Watch what happens when our students are given the space, the ability and the confidence to create.
A group of Visual Communication students, along with their tutor, took their project to a different dimension when they experimented with VR. See what you could create when you join us.