Studying at the School of Art places you firmly in the heart of city’s thriving cultural quarter, which includes the new Library of Birmingham, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Our Grade 1 listed building is a superb combination of Venetian Gothic architecture and modern workshops, learning and social areas, a specialist arts library, and public exhibition space.

As part of this creative network you will benefit from conferences and exhibitions, and work with professional artists and community groups dedicated to the highest levels of practice.

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Our fine art BA course gives you the support of professionals to choose your own creative journey and flourish as an artist, curator, teacher or working in other creative fields. Situated in our historic Grade I-listed art school, based in Margaret Street, you’ll enjoy the freedom, space and support needed to establish your own artistic voice.

There are no set pathways to learning and this means you’ll have genuine freedom to experiment in any media appropriate to your ideas, encouraging you to experiment in or across painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, installation, film and video.

For more information please visit our main website

Above: Images from the BA(Hons) Fine Art 2016 degree show.

BA(Hons) Art & Design

Our Art and Design course is a highly flexible interdisciplinary programme of study that encourages you to identify your own individual practices and apply them to a range of real world contexts.

After an initial diagnostic period, critical approaches and design methodologies will help your personal development through engagement with external facing ‘live’ projects, collaborative working with both university and other professional organisations, diverse workshop facilities, and a team of academic and technical staff who are all active in a range of professional fields.

For more information please visit our main website

Above: Images from the BA(Hons) Art and Design 2016 degree show