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Birmingham City University: School of English

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media

Our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media offers internationally-renowned arts training provision, with world-class teaching, excellent facilities and professional development opportunities. The Faculty is home to a number of Schools and a specialist music and acting conservatoire:

The Faculty is internationally recognised for its creative education, with a history dating back to 1843. Our links with industry include Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Cartier UK, Saatchi and Saatchi, the BBC, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Microsoft’s Rare Studio and Rockstar North.

Our courses
We offer a wide variety of creative degrees, spanning Acting and Voice, Architecture and Design, Art, English, Fashion and Textiles, Jewellery and Related Products, Media and Multimedia Technology, Music and Visual Communication. Some of our courses offer start dates in both January and September, and many offer a part-time route.

Inspired Festival 2021
The Faculty is very proud to showcase exceptional graduate work each year via the Inspired Festival. Celebrating exciting new talent emerging from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, the 2021 Inspired Festival offers a virtual window into the future of the creative industries. Take a look at our Inspired 2021 website to see the kinds of work you could be creating as an Arts, Design or Media postgraduate.

Professional placements
Many of our courses offer you a professional placement route which gives you the opportunity to undertake a six-month placement in industry, meaning you qualify with valuable experience.

Our staff
We remain at the cutting-edge of new ideas by challenging both staff and students to excel in research and studies. Our staff are experts in their respective fields and many of them continue to practise in industry, ensuring that you receive access to the latest thinking, activity and professional networks.

We can help you find information about scholarships, loans and other funding options open to you. When it comes to funding, it’s important to start early. Once you’ve found a place on a course, visit our postgraduate funding pages to find out the funding options open to you.

Find out more
If you are thinking about embarking on a degree at postgraduate level, why not attend one of our upcoming open day events to find out more? You will have the opportunity to hear from course tutors and find out why Birmingham City University is the perfect place to study your postgraduate degree. Visit our website for details of our upcoming events.

Get in touch
For further information, visit our website at If you have any questions about studying your postgraduate degree at Birmingham City University, please do not hesitate to email us: Alternatively, you can call our Course Enquiries Team on +44 (0)121 331 5595.



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