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Undergraduate Pathway in Art and Design

Birmingham City University features dedicated schools for Architecture and Design, Art, Fashion and Textiles, Jewellery, Media and Visual Communication. Birmingham School of Art is located in the heart of the city’s thriving cultural quarter, alongside the Library of Birmingham, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£12,000 (two-semester)
£16,500 (three-semester)

£12,000

£12,000

£12,000

Location

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on qualifications upon entry)

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC Bournville Campus

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
BCU’s City Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

Click below for more information on each module

  • Creative Workshop*

  • Critical Thinking*

  • 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

  • Mass Communication*

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three semester programme.

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • BA (Hons) Art and Design*

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art*

  • BA (Hons) Film and Animation*

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication*

  • BA (Hons) Illustration*

  • BA (Hons) Photography*

  • BA (Hons) Commercial Photography*

  • BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design*

*This course is subject to final approval of the curriculum by BCU via the transforming the curriculum process. See below for more details.

Birmingham City University is currently going through a period of curriculum transformation which will finish in time for September 2017.This may affect programmes from September 2017 onwards.The aim of this review is to modernise BCU’s programmes and ensure the University reaches its targets of delivering practice-based learning that will deliver high-quality employability skills to our students. This may result in a change in the name or progression options for your chosen degree course. BCU and BCUIC will keep all students updated about these changes, and if you have any further questions, do please contact us.