Applicant taster days

Book your place

Take a look at our dates and booking details, and see what you can expect on the day.

View your schedule

View your schedule for the day and find out what you’ve got to look forward to.

Dates and booking

Available dates can be found below - just click the link for your preferred date to book your place. Only one date can be booked for each course you have applied to, and please be aware that places are limited.

Don't forget to view your schedule for the day to find out what you've got to look forward to.

Unable to find a suitable date?

You can also meet us at our Open Day on Saturday 23 March 2024 - you'll still be able to find out more about studying with us, meet our staff and students and tour our campus.

Register your interest

What is an Applicant Taster Day?

An Applicant Taster Day is more in-depth than an Open Day and gives you a more tailored experience. You’ll find out more about your course and hear about the student experience through taster sessions and opportunities to meet academic staff and current students. You will also have an opportunity to view our accommodation and chat to our support services.

If you have already been to an Open Day, this is your chance to explore your course and subject area in more detail and if not, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to studying here.

What to expect on the day

Here are some of the things you'll be able to see and do during your Applicant Taster Day:

In-depth information

Get in-depth information about your chosen course.

Learn about student life

Hear about the student experience at BCU, and where your course will take you.

Explore the campus

See the facilities that you’ll have access to on your course.

Meet the experts

Talk to your future academic tutors.

Hear from our students

Our current students will tell you what it’s really like to study here.

Get all the info you need

Find out about finance, accommodation and student support.

Schedules

Select your course and take a look at the schedules below

Which day are you planning to attend?

---- Sessions

If you have booked a ---- session, please select the ---- schedule.

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Architecture and Design: Creative Practice

During this session, you will get the experience of what it is like to learn on our courses. You will be introduced to a new design skill and be given time to get hands-on in applying it across the activity.

Working in our dedicated studio spaces, you will learn, make, and explore in an environment that mimics the collaborative nature of the studio learning experience and craft something that reflects your chosen discipline and your creative style.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your work with course tutors throughout the session, so that you leave with newfound inspiration that you can reflect in your future creative work.

12pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

12.45pm

Tutorial: Get Inspired - 60 mins

For the second session of your taster day, you will have the chance to be inspired by our academics and other students. We will break out into small groups in a tutorial-style session, looking at the work from the morning session, reflecting how you'll be taught if you choose to study at BCU.

Our academics will work closely with you to understand your unique approach and provide feedback on your work and ideas, allowing you to develop further as a creative individual.

If you'd like to, please feel free to bring a piece of your creative work from school or college, or work that has inspired you to this session for additional feedback and discussion. Examples of what you could bring include:

  • Digital screenshot or link to your favourite Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok account.
  • A physical object or item.
  • A physical piece of school or college work – such as sketches, drawings, designs etc.
  • A page from your sketch or ideas book – this could be something you have done at home or in school/college.
  • A photograph – this could be shown as a physical photo or on your phone.

If you are unable to bring something on the day, please don't worry as we will have items and ideas for you to choose from at the event to inspire you in your session.

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

Travelling to your Applicant Taster Day

We're currently offering a range of discounts to help you to travel to your Applicant Taster Day.

By bus or coach

Once you've booked your place, look out for your confirmation email as it will include details of how to claim free bus travel in the West Midlands and free national coach travel (valid for you plus one guest).

By car

If you're travelling to us by car, you'll also be able to claim free parking at our City Centre campus and close to our City South, School of Art and School of Jewellery campuses.

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