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BA (Hons)Art and Design

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This art and design undergraduate degree course covers the practice and theory of contemporary design, art and craft media. You will work on studio and live projects to develop your own practice, whether photography, installation, print, digital media, sculpture, illustration, curatorial practice, textiles, drawing, sound, graphic design, public art and three-dimensional design.

This highly flexible, practice-based course gives you the freedom to explore a range of art and design approaches, and uncover your creative strengths and inspirations. Live, collaborative and professional practice modules encourage you to identify appropriate contexts for practice, as well as developing your networks, practical experience, and understanding of careers in the creative industries. There are also opportunities for placements, student exchanges and other experiential activities.

Our graduates have gone on to set up their own businesses, progress with further study, or work with known brands such as Channel 4, Doll and IKON. Others succeed in careers ranging from design and media, to sales and teaching.

Programme structure

First year

Teaching focuses on the acquisition of research and practical skills. This includes workshop induction, a broad range of projects and an understanding of the course focus on responsive practices both in the studio and beyond. It is important that students gain an understanding of a range of working methodologies in the studio and beyond. This is supported by an introduction to research and writing skills, with all students learning to develop their ideas through practice and research.
Second year

Second year involves the application of collaborative, live and experiential modules, which promote breadth and potential career research. In this year, students have recently worked collaboratively with Associated Architects, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Eastside Projects, Birmingham Central Library and Dudley Zoo. Students have also used the Professional Practice modules in this year to explore potential future careers, set up their own business or study abroad.
Final year

You will explore the synthesis of skills in a broad variety of media, applied to real and public contexts. Recent projects have included students working in a prison with issues of creativity and confinement, explorations into the demolition of Birmingham’s old central library and a fashion shoot/pop-up shop for the RSPCA in Birmingham City Centre.

Career opportunities

Recent graduates have progressed to various careers and roles including design, management consultancy, community arts officers, teaching, education assistants, curators in museums, galleries and art centres, exhibition design and interpretation, fashion and styling, display design, video production, web design and contemporary retail.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States