Undergraduate Pathway in Media

Why study this pathway programme?
  • The School of Media’s facilities don’t just look like those in the industry – they’re used by the industry! The School’s permanent green screen studio is one of the largest in the UK.
  • If you want to study Media and Communication, you have the option of specialising within your chosen area: Music, PR, Radio or Television.
  • One of the degrees this pathway leads to is a two-year fast-track course in Video Game Development.

NO portfolio required!


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





As of September 2020, the University’s fees will be changing to £12,800 per year of study.



Stage 1: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation


Click below for more information on each module

  • Extended Media Experimentation

  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design

  • 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

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

  • BSc (Hons) Video Game Development

  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication

  • BA (Hons) Music Industries

  • BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media

  • BA (Hons) Media Production


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.