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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)
£17,000 (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:
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

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • 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) Product and Furniture Design

Special entry requirements

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