Postgraduate Pathway in Art

General

Program Description

Why study this pathway programme?

  • The University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media has been placed 151-200 in the world for Art and Design! (QS World University Rankings 2019 by Subject).
  • Birmingham City University has a strong international outlook – with former graduates now working in Shanghai, Spain, Malaysia, London, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Thailand and Taiwan, to name but a few!
  • Birmingham City School of Art is a Grade I listed Venetian Gothic building located next to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and just a five-minute walk from the Library of Birmingham.

Birmingham City University is #24 in the UK for Art (The Guardian, 2018)

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Stage 1: Pre-Masters

Portfolio requirements

You will need to submit a portfolio for an Art and Design programme if:

  • you want to enrol onto a 2-semester art and design programme*
  • you have no academic background in art and design
  • you have a Level 5 qualification (such as an HND or a Dazhuan).

* Providing your academic grades meet our minimum entry requirements.

Modules

  • Creative Practice*
  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study
  • Final Project

*three semesters only

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

  • MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices
  • MA Arts and Education Practices
  • MA Fine Art
  • MA Visual Communication
  • MA Visual Communication (Film and Animation)
  • MA Visual Communication (Graphic Communication)
  • MA Visual Communication (Illustration)
  • MA Visual Communication (Photography)

Special entry requirements

Students must submit a portfolio if they are entering the two-semester Art and Design programme. Students must also submit a portfolio if they do not have an academic qualification in Art and Design.

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

BCUIC is a direct pathway to Birmingham City University for international students. We offer Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s entry points, depending on your level and the degree you want to st ... Read More

BCUIC is a direct pathway to Birmingham City University for international students. We offer Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s entry points, depending on your level and the degree you want to study. Read less