Birmingham City University

With over 30,000 students from around 100 countries, we’re a large and diverse university set in the heart of Birmingham with a focus on practice-based learning.

BCU’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media includes four Schools and Institutes – the School of Architecture and the Institutes of Creative Arts; Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles; and Media and English. 

Our internationally renowned arts training provision includes a specialist music conservatoire, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and drama school, a leading provider of media training, and the UK’s largest regional centre for art, architecture and design education, incorporating Europe’s largest jewellery school.

BCU is a valued partner to BAFA in its ongoing Collaborative Doctoral Award on Arts Festivals at a time of Crisis, funded by Midlands4Cities.