Birmingham City University Margaret Street

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Birmingham City University Margaret Street

BCU Art wall display.

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.

Graduate employers include Barefoot Books and Friction Arts, offering positions like Freelance Artist and Arts Teacher.

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.

Each year we welcome undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students from around the world to study art.

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  • BCU Art student screen printing.

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.

Floating mezzanine levels, glass lifts and cutting-edge specialist workspaces sit comfortably beside the original stained glass windows and mosaic floors of this glorious purpose-built art school. We’re right in the city centre, perfectly placed next to the city’s museum and art gallery.

Campus Accessibility

All levels are wheelchair accessible via lifts. There is also an accessible toilet.

There are a number of parking bays for blue badge holders and some longer-stay bays within public cark parks located close to the site.

The campus is accessible for most people; however, we recognise that individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties. To find out more about this site’s accessibility in relation to your specific difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team.

Visitors with hearing loss

If you are visiting the University and have hearing loss which means that you may have difficulty hearing the fire alarm in the event of an emergency evacuation, please request a Deaf Alerter pager from the main reception of the campus you are visiting. You will be able to keep this pager with you for the duration of your visit to alert you if the fire alarm goes off.