Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Arts

Introduction

Birmingham Institute of Fashion & Creative Art

You can now gain a prestigious British degree while completing all or part of your studies in China, thanks to a new collaboration with a leading Chinese university.

Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Arts (BIFCA) is a joint venture between Wuhan Textile University and Birmingham City University, combining the expertise of a leading Chinese university with a British institution established in 1843.

The UK is recognised as a world leader in the creative arts and BIFCA offers a superb opportunity to gain a prestigious British degree, with the option of studying either all four years here in China, or two in China and two in the UK.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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BSc

BSc (Hons) Digital Media Technology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham China Wuhan + 2 more

Adding a good dose of business understanding to technical competence and creative flair, this digital media course explores web and rich internet application development, animation, three-dimensional modelling and video production. You acquire a broad range of cross-disciplinary skills that will make you an attractive candidate for current and emerging web and multimedia technology roles. [+]

Adding a good dose of business understanding to technical competence and creative flair, this digital media course explores web and rich internet application development, animation, three-dimensional modelling and video production. You acquire a broad range of cross-disciplinary skills that will make you an attractive candidate for current and emerging web and multimedia technology roles. What's covered in the course? During the first year you will explore design methodologies and production tools, alongside fundamental design principles, including use of colour, typography and photography. You look at the creative process, animation, and image creation and manipulation. You are introduced to web standards, mark-up, scripting languages and associated authoring tools and environments used in the development of interactive interfaces for web and multimedia applications. In year two you consider production management techniques, finance and entrepreneurship. You gain video production, and 3D modelling and animation skills. You investigate audio and visual technology, media compression and distribution technologies, and learn to apply scripting to create rich interaction applications. In the final year you go on to explore how physical interfaces connect multimedia artefacts with the real world, and learn post-production techniques for digital media production. You will also explore advanced techniques of digital image processing and development of web applications. You have the option of a year-long work placement, and a media technology project allows you to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in a specialist area of your choice. Why Choose Us? You will embrace a combination of creative and technical disciplines that will enable... [-]

BA

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham China Wuhan + 2 more

Learn how to create vibrant exterior environments with our accredited Landscape Architecture degree course. The course will change the way you see the world around you as you’re encouraged to think about design in all aspects of your life. [+]

Learn how to create vibrant exterior environments with our accredited Landscape Architecture degree course. The course will change the way you see the world around you as you’re encouraged to think about design in all aspects of your life. Strong connections with the region’s best landscape architecture practices and global firms such as Atkins give our students unrivalled insight and networking opportunities. That’s why our graduates go on to secure roles in industry with the likes of Arup, Atkins, Fira and Camlins. What's covered in the course? Covering all aspects of landscape architecture, our course is fully recognised and accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) and supported by a leading design team in its field. You’ll work in a design studio culture, which mimics real-world creative practice for landscape architects and prepares you for your future career. Experience on live local sites and project briefs in landscape studios will develop your design creativity and hone your professional practice skills. Placements and competitions will give you fantastic opportunities. There are also chances to compete for industry connected awards. You’ll have the chance to be part of collaborative architecture and design initiatives within the School of Architecture that give you the chance to work on a diverse variety of live projects. Past examples include: Explorations in timber construction in the Wyre Forest, communicating with the public about what they really want from design for Stirchley High Street in Birmingham and implementation of a viewing structure to observe wetland ecology at Henbury Ponds.... [-]

BA (Hons) Visual Communication - Graphic Communication

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham China Wuhan + 2 more

The Graphic Communication pathway Communication will enable you to realise your potential as a creative practitioner and a problem-solving designer. You will gain professional knowledge of design, brand identity and advertising, user experience, motion graphics, expressive design and web design. [+]

The Graphic Communication pathway Communication will enable you to realise your potential as a creative practitioner and a problem-solving designer. You will gain professional knowledge of design, brand identity and advertising, user experience, motion graphics, expressive design and web design. You are taught in studios and workshops developing live briefs. We offer studio visits, professional portfolio advice and one to one tutorials. We aim to provide you with a varied and professionally designed learning experience using state of the art facilities. Many of our graduates are now working with leading design groups and advertising companies. Our graduates are creative visual problem solvers, design mavericks and thought leaders, feeding employment markets in the creative industries and the third sector on international and regional platforms. What's covered in the course? You will receive an introduction to all four Visual Communication routes – graphic communication, illustration, film and animation and photography – before studying the graphic communication pathway in more detail. Graphic Communication is taught from a ‘media neutral’ perspective, where you will work in negotiation with your peers and academic staff to define your own unique place within the creative industries and beyond. You will be exposed to a vibrant and dynamic visual culture, exploring the discipline of integrated advertising, brand design, corporate communications, publishing and editorial design, typography, web, motion graphics, information design and wayfinding. Our end-of-year awards are sponsored and presented by high profile names, with most award winners offered placements which have led to permanent employment. The course balances... [-]