BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

We are the School of Fashion and Textiles and we inspire self expression that enriches the development of individuals and the industry. It’s a belief that began through our involvement in the need for art and design during the industrial revolution, and continues today through our close connections, proximity and integral role in the sector.

This means our students get to explore and experience the rich variety and breadth available. From high street to high end, simple to sumptuous, practical to performance, fashion textiles to textiles for interiors, mastering traditions to experimenting with new, understanding retail to perfecting promotion. It’s why we nurture people as we do, why every student experience and journey is different, and why our courses are designed to stretch, challenge and redefine how we think about fashion and textiles.

Whatever your journey, you’ll be part of Birmingham’s flourishing influence on the world’s fashion and textile stage, and ready to thrive in the direction you choose.

Courses

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion degree course enables you to explore a range of roles within the fashion industry, beyond the making and production of clothing.Guided and supported by a knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff team, you will gain an education across the different fashion sectors and develop skills in order to undertake a number of industry roles, including Buying, Marketing and PR, Trends forecasting and Event Management.

Our BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice degree course will prepare you as a designer practitioner within a breadth of performance genres. Develop a range of career-specific skills within costume design and practice in a city culturally rich with dance, theatre and the creative arts. You will develop a range of skills applicable to a career within costume design and practice. Birmingham is a city culturally rich with dance, theatre and the creative arts, and collaboration with many of these creative partners is encouraged and embedded within course content. Staff delivering the course are both practitioners and researchers who continue to contribute to their discipline.

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the fashion industry and have the chance to take part in exciting work placements, with companies such as Ted Baker, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Topshop and River Island. You will learn to work with different design systems alongside staff who have valuable industry experience with a range of recognised brands. Each year, a selection of our final-year students showcase their final year work to industry leaders at events such as Graduate Fashion Week in London.