Why study this pathway programme?
The University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media features nine dedicated schools, including the historic Birmingham School of Art.
Birmingham School of Art boasts links with a range of prestigious institutions including Tate Liverpool, Ikon Gallery, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The International Project Space offers the opportunity to exhibit your work to external audiences, giving you valuable professional exposure.
Birmingham City University is #24 in the UK for Art (The Guardian, 2018)
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Stage 1: University Foundation
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.
Extended Media Experimentation
Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design
Media Experimentation in Art and Design
Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design
* Additional four modules in the three-semester programme.
Birmingham City University Degree Pathways
BA (Hons) Art and Design
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) 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.
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.