Birmingham School of Media Applicant Visit Days

How to prepare for the day

Download the Applicant Visit Day Guide to find out how to get the most out of your day. This includes registration times, directions, maps and a range of information that will help you prepare effectively. When you join us on the day, you will be given a programme with a timetable of events.

This guide, along with the email that you'll receive when you register, will cover:

What to bring

Please ensure you are fully prepared by downloading and reading the ‘Applicant Visit Day’ guide.

Day's activities

You can also find an overview of the day's activities in the 'Day's activities' tab.

Getting Here

Travel details and directions on how to get to the University including a map of our campus.

What to Bring

A portfolio of your work (unless advised otherwise)

Portfolio Guidance

We would like you to bring along some of your work which demonstrates your abilities and interest in the media. This will provide valuable support for your application and enable tutors to make a prompt decision. However, do not worry if the work you bring is not media-related as we are also looking for potential, creativity and enthusiasm.

We require you to bring the following:

  1. An example of written work (e.g. an academic essay or report. This does not have to be media related)
    AND
  2. An example of your interest in the media (e.g. details of any work experience you have undertaken in the media industry or a media-related hobby)
    OR
  3. An example of any practical media work (e.g. a video, website, article, some design work, radio work, photography or scripts you have produced).

Please ensure that any work you bring along is clearly labelled with your name and UCAS number.

Please note:

  • You may bring your portfolio on a memory stick providing the memory stick itself is well marked with your name AND the work on the memory stick is organised into a folder labelled ‘Applicant Day’.
  • Photographs MUST NOT be submitted on memory stick; all photographs must be printed and brought in to the Applicant Day as part of your portfolio.