Partner Universities:

University of Southampton, a World’s Top 80 University, is a research led British University in which teaching and learning take place in an active research environment. UOS is committed to the advancement of knowledge through critical and independent scholarship and research of international significance; the communication of knowledge in an active learning environment involving staff at the forefront of their disciplines; and the application of knowledge for the benefit of society, both directly and by collaboration with other organizations. It has over 22,000 students and 5,000 staff, and 23 academic schools and research centers.

The Winchester School of Art (“WSA”) is part of UOS in the Faculty of Business, Law and Art. It is an international centre of learning and excellence in art, design and related subjects, and offers a unique range of disciplines. Its top priority is the creation of a stimulating environment for the study of Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Textile Fashion & Fibre and advanced design with management programmes.

Birmingham City University, BCU (formerly university of Central England) is one of the largest modern and comprehensive universities in UK, with its history dates back to 1843. It is located in the second largest city in UK; it has a number of more than 25000 students. The school provides language, preparatorycourse, bachelor, master and doctoral level of education, its specialties is widespread, and the teaching method is high quality. In terms of subject area, it consists of management, architecture, art and design, media and technology, environmental science, computing, engineering, education, law, social science, music and others. As a result of its outstanding teaching quality, the university has been awarded as excellence by QAA for different Programmes.

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) is one of the longest established, largest and most significant centers for jewellery, art, design and architecture education in the world. Ranked in the UK top 10 for its research during the last Research Assessment Exercises, BIAD has a consistent focus on excellence in practice and collaboration partnerships. It is founded in 1843 with a mission to serve industry and culture in and around the city of Birmingham.

Majors:

Graphic Design

Fashion Design

Fine Art

Jewellery Design

Duration: 4 Years

*Progression from 2 year art foundation at XIC onto programmes at UoS/BCU is subject to meeting all entry criteria set in agreement.