MENU

Undergraduate Pathway in Art and Design

Why study this pathway programme?
  • Access your chosen degree at Foundation or First Year level.
  • 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)

 

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)
£17,000 (three-semester)

£12,000

£12,300

£12,300

Locations

Duration

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

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September

Study Location

Stage 1 and 2:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 3 and 4:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

OR School of Art

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

Modules

Click below for more information on each module

  • Introduction to Art & Design Practice 1: The Workshop

  • Introduction to Art & Design Practice 2: The Studio

  • Introduction to Art & Design Practice 3: The World

  • Introduction to Contemporary & Historical Contexts

  • Discourse

  • Practice of Graphic Communication

  • Practice of Illustration

  • Collaborative Practice 1

Disclaimer : This programme must have a minimum number of students enrolled to ensure a high-quality student experience.

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) Graphic Communication

  • BA (Hons) Illustration

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.

Special entry requirements

  • Students entering the two-semester Foundation or First Year must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.