Birmingham School of Media

Birmingham City University School of Media offers leading UG and courses across media disciplines. At BCU Media, we #DoMediaDifferently.

Birmingham School of Media is part of Birmingham City University and is a renowned centre of media research and practice excellence. We are a proud community of creative collaborators. Our staff and students are collectively helping to shape the media landscape of tomorrow. We offer an impressive range of undergraduate BA (Hons) courses, connected to and recognised by industry: Media and Communica

Operating as usual

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30/09/2023

It was great to see so many potential students at today's Open Day (despite the train strikes!). We hope you had a great, but also informative, time on campus.

To book on to future open days see https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/open-days

25/09/2023

Well, week 1 went by at the speed of light. We hope it was a good one!

By the way, campus is lovely this time of year. Share any picturesque or autumnal snaps in the comments. 🍂

Freelancer Focus | NFTS 13/09/2023

Media students interested in freelancing! The NFTS series below is worth a look 👀

Freelancer Focus | NFTS The BBC and Channel 4 have partnered with the National Film and Television School to deliver two weeks of free online sessions aimed at freelancers working in t

11/09/2023

It's that time of year again! We are very excited to see new and returning faces during welcome week.

19/08/2023

POV: You're a Media student at BCU

Ieva recently graduated with a first-class degree in Media and Communications. SO PROUD! 🥳🥰

See yourself working in Marketing or PR? Or how about starting your own creative agency? Our media degrees give you practical and industry-ready experience that'll help you land a job after graduation.

Clearing places available in Media! 0121 331 6777

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18/08/2023

It was amazing to speak to so many people on our Clearing hotline yesterday! 🤩

Visit our campus for Clearing open days between Saturday 19 and Tuesday 22 August to take a look around your new home from home.

Book your place here 👉 https://bit.ly/3QEYjZF

If you're still considering your options, we have places available. Give us a call on 0121 331 6777

17/08/2023

If you've received your results and would like to apply to a course through Clearing, our hotlines open at 8am this morning, and are open until 10pm tonight! 

Our friendly advisors are on hand to support you, answer questions and assist with your application.

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/clearing

27/07/2023

“We did it as a community” - watch BCU Media Production graduate Skye Broad deliver her speech at this week’s graduation ceremony for the 👏🎓

17/07/2023

Mission accomplished! 🧨

A group of graduates from had a once in lifetime experience on-set during filming for Tom Cruise’s latest action thriller Mission Impossible – Death Reckoning.

Tasked with marshalling the multimillion-dollar production, five BA Media Production graduates saw Birmingham’s Grand Central Station transformed into a working replica of Abu Dhabi airport, as seen in the movie.

Abi Rayner, one of the graduates employed as a marshal during the filming, said: “When BCU offered us the opportunity to work with a film crew, I had no idea what movie we were going to be working on.

“During the filming I was a location marshal, which involved setting up all the locations that were filmed in Grand Central, making sure everything was ready for the cast and crew to start filming.”

The placement, arranged through Birmingham City Council’s Film Birmingham team and BCU’s Institute of Media and English, was an unrivalled industry experience for the recent graduates.

“We’re delighted that several of our former media students were able to experience life on a multi-million-dollar film set and help bring a Mission Impossible film to life,” said Vanessa Jackson, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University’s Institute of Media and English.

“It was no doubt a fantastic experience for them to be one of the crew for a major feature film and to learn from some of the best filmmakers in the world.

“I’m sure it helps their CVs stand out from the crowd - I’m just jealous I wasn’t one of them and can’t say I had the opportunity to work with Tom Cruise!”

24/06/2023

A busy open day today and lots of great applicants on campus finding out more about We hope you had a great day!

16/06/2023

The journalism industry must ensure strict guidelines are in place in newsrooms to combat the threat that Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, BARD, and DALL-E pose to diversity and editorial independence, three media experts from Birmingham City University have cautioned.

Read the full story via the link on our stories today.

22/05/2023

Birmingham Black Business Show - Volunteers Needed!
Are you interested in volunteering to support with the second annual Birmingham Black Business Show?
We're looking for enthusiastic students of all backgrounds to support on the pre-event day and the show day in various roles on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2023.
The buzz surrounding the show has been electric and we're looking for people interested in events experience to join us at the NEC Birmingham to help put on a successful event!
As volunteers, we’ll cover your meals and travel expenses to the NEC Birmingham. You'll also get a show t-shirt and access to the show for free!
What we’re looking for:
• Exhibition build & logistics
• Onsite show runners
• Welcome host and support staff
• Theatre and speaker support
• Press/marketing support

If you’re interested, apply with a short email to [email protected] with the subject: UKBBShow Volunteers. Deadline to apply: Tuesday 30th May 2023

04/05/2023

Congratulations are in order! Final-year Media Production students recently won a Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands Student Award in the factual category for their gambling documentary.

Aaron Badhan, Dario Liguori, Abdul Jalfar and Mohammed Ahmed’s award-winning documentary is titled A Gambler’s Gambit. The stylishly produced film explores the little-known phenomenon of private, invitation only gambling evenings.

The documentary was also nominated in the Craft – Editing category.

Judges said it was a very close shout between the gambling documentary created for the group’s second-year TV Narratives module and Position Number 1, a film made by final-year Media Production student Scott Powell for his final major project, supervised by Media Production Lecturer Emily Rushmer.

Associate Professor Dr Vanessa Jackson said: "I hope that this award will inspire other students to tell original stories and create work demonstrating high production values."

BCU Chancellor Sir Lenny Henry commented on the strengths of A Gambler’s Gambit in his final address to the audience, which was played on screen at the awards ceremony.

Media Production student Aaron Badhan said: "It was an absolute honour to win such an amazing award, me and the team are so incredibly proud of the hard work we put in and we hope this is the first of many awards to come!"

Course Director of BA Media Production Dharmesh Rajput said: "I’m very proud of our Media Production students for their efforts and award win."

Pictured (left to right): Media Production Lecturer Emily Rushmer, Media Production students Abdul Jalfar and Scott Powell, Associate Professor Dr Vanessa Jackson, Media Production student Aaron Badhan, Course Director Dharmesh Rajput and Media Production student Dario Liguori.

03/05/2023

Welcome to all the applicants visiting us today to find out more about the courses they’re interested in starting with us this September…

03/04/2023

BCU has partnered with The Guardian Foundation to offer a fully funded bursary to an aspiring postgraduate journalist from an African and/or Caribbean background, as part of a drive to ensure news organisations are representative of a diverse range of experiences and perspectives.

“Our journalism courses place at their heart the value of telling stories which represent the diversity of our university community and the city of Birmingham,” said Sarah Wood, Head of the Birmingham Institute of Media and English at BCU.

We are really pleased that the Scott Trust has extended its bursary scheme to students at Birmingham City University - and particularly that the financial support and industry opportunities which it provides will enable the voices of students from African and Caribbean heritage to be heard.”

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BCU Media students were delighted to be invited to the unveiling of the new Digbeth Loc Studios today, the brainchild of Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight. The students rubbed shoulders with West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, posed with UB40 and quizzed Steven Knight about the prospects for graduating students wanting to work in the creative industries. The Studios promise to bring film and television productions to the region and provide the focus of a creative hub in Birmingham.

21/02/2023

BCU has launched an internal survey for undergraduate students to gather feedback on how things are going at uni.

Eligible students have already received an invite to the survey with their personalised link but it’s also accessible here: www.bcu.ac.uk/course-survey

All students who complete the survey can get a voucher for a free coffee at any of the BCU catering outlets. If your building does not have catering, the students can choose chocolate or sweets as an alternative. In order to claim the voucher or alternative, students need to show their completion receipt at the School Office, where their name will be logged and the voucher/alternative issued. Vouchers can be used up to 21st April 2023.

21/02/2023

has launched an internal survey for undergraduate students to gather feedback on how things are going at uni. Eligible students have already received an invite to the survey with their personalised link but it’s also accessible here: www.bcu.ac.uk/course-survey (linked in stories too).

All students who complete the survey can get a voucher for a free coffee at any of the BCU catering outlets. If your building does not have catering, the students can choose chocolate or sweets as an alternative. In order to claim the voucher or alternative, students need to show their completion receipt at the School Office, where their name will be logged and the voucher/alternative issued. Vouchers can be used up to 21st April 2023.

24/01/2023

Welcome back to semester two! Our students have already hit the ground running.

The second year group have designed our new social media logo, what do you think?

18/01/2023

students had the chance to assist with the production of BBC One’s last week.

It was a great opportunity for them to network and meet industry contacts and learn from professionals.

Watch a video from behind the scenes, linked in our stories and saved to our highlights 👆

Question Time at BCU 18/01/2023

Watch Media Production Students and graduates as they assist with the production of BBC One’s Question Time last week.

Get a sneak peek at how the students were involved during the build-up to the show and what it meant to them to be part of the crew. It was a great opportunity for them to network and meet industry contacts and learn from professionals.

The show was broadcast live from the City Centre Campus’ Parkside building, where it was transformed into the flagship political TV programme’s set with 140 people joining the audience firing questions at the panellists.

Question Time at BCU Join Media Production Students and graduates as they assist with the production of BBC One’s Question Time Get a sneak peek at how the students were involved...

12/01/2023

It’s only THE Fiona Bruce with our students!

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Jackson

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