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Unleash your creativity

Discover Your Artistic Future

Are you interested in art and design? At Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), we offer specialist pathway programmes that lead to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Birmingham City University (BCU). We can help you harness your creative skills and transform your passion into a career.

We are also based in the heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second-biggest city and a haven of inspiration for budding creatives. Check out the map below and explore the city’s artistic landmarks!

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Check out the Art Support Hub

Our dedicated Art Support Hub is here to help you build a strong portfolio and develop your artistic talent through workshops, expert guidance, and inspiration from successful BCUIC alumni.


Hear Emre's story

Emre studied Foundation Art and Design at BCUIC before progressing to BA (Hons) Architecture at BCU. Here, he tells us about all the workshop experience he gained at BCUIC – working with plaster, wood, metal, textiles, and screen-printing – and how it helped him during his degree.

The BCU Curzon Building

About Birmingham City University

With around 31,000 students from 100 countries, BCU is a large and diverse place to study. The main campus is in the centre of Birmingham, and there are additional campuses scattered across the city – including the historical Birmingham School of Art. As well as being a leader of creative education, with UK Top 30 rankings in numerous creative subjects, BCU is walking distance from Birmingham’s Creative Quarter – home to art galleries and studios, countless street murals, and an annual film festival.

Reasons to study at BCU
Students walking past some street art in Birmingham

Speak to Our Students

Want to know what it’s really like to study at BCUIC? Chat with our student ambassadors! They can tell you all about the classes, the city, the facilities, and making friends. Whether you’re curious about schoolwork or campus life, our ambassadors are here to help.

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