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Postgraduate Pathway in Art

This pathway leads onto many Master’s degrees at Birmingham City University, including a range of Visual Communication courses (covering the creative disciplines of graphic communication, photography, illustration, and film and animation) which are accredited by Creative Skillset.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Pre-Master's Master's Degree

£12,000 (two-semester)
£17,000 (three-semester)

£12,300

Location

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on academic background)

Intakes

Stage 1:September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

OR School of Art

Stage 1: Pre-Masters

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

Click below for more information on each module

  • Creative Practice*

  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

  • Final Project

*three semesters only

Stage 2: Master's Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways:

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices

  • MA Arts and Education Practices

  • MA Fine Art

  • MA Visual Communication

  • MA Visual Communication (Film and Animation)

  • MA Visual Communication (Graphic Communication)

  • MA Visual Communication (Illustration)

  • MA Visual Communication (Photography)

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 Pre-Master’s must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.