Birmingham City University International College

Postgraduate Pathway in Art

Why study this pathway programme?
    • Birmingham City University has a strong international outlook – with former graduates now working in Shanghai, Spain, Malaysia, London, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Thailand and Taiwan, to name but a few!
    • The University's dedicated School of Art houses print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops, a specialist arts library and public exhibition space.
    • The School of Art is a Grade I listed Venetian Gothic building located next to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and is just a five-minute walk from the Library of Birmingham.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Pre-Master's Master's Degree

£15,500 (two-semester)
£19,500 (three-semester)




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


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


Click below for more information on each module

  • Creative Practice*

  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

  • 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


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