Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Art and Design

This course enables the student to explore contemporary art and design disciplines; a redefinition of traditional practices and the ways in which hybrids of art and design have emerged is becoming a significant development within contemporary visual culture; the course supports creative individuals who are seeking a wider knowledge to develop interdisciplinary projects towards professional practice; the course provides an appreciation of research methods and techniques appropriate to art and design disciplines; the course equips students with the professional knowledge required to practice in their chosen field. Independent areas of study will be developed through the following indicative approaches, all acknowledging and supporting different cultural values and practices: contemporary fine art practice, graphic design, illustration, digital design, printmaking and 3D design.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a BA (Hons) Fine Art or Design or a related subject, equivalent qualification or prior learning, and/or professional experience.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced practice 1 and 2; research in practice; final project; option modules such as discourses in art and design.

Assessment methods

Individual study is central to the course which can be determined through the various art and design disciplines; students are encouraged to consider the full range of material offered in the arts based Master's programme; students are expected to complete extended essays for option modules chosen and this helps extends their range of research in relation to contemporary culture and current debate; the final Master�s stage submission is a major project based on the student's research and development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Art, Margaret Street Birmingham B3 3BX West Midlands

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Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595