Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has two main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. It is the second largest of five universities in the city, the other four being the University of Birmingham (which is the largest), Aston University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges, and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.
- City Centre Campus, located is the home of Birmingham School of Acting and the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment inside Millennium Point. The Parkside Building, adjacent to Millennium Point and connected to it via a bridge, opened its doors in 2013, housing Birmingham School of Media and design courses from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media. The Curzon Building houses the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences and the School of English, as well as the library, Students’ Union and other support services. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, moved to the City Centre Campus in 2017.
- City South Campus is based in Edgbaston. The main hub is the Mary Seacole Building on Westbourne Road, home to the university’s health, education and life sciences courses, and a moderate amount of student accommodation.
- Vittoria Street in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, home to Birmingham School of Jewellery.
- Margaret Street, home of the School of Fine Art, formerly home of the Birmingham School of Art.
- Bournville, home to Birmingham School of Acting.