Applicant taster days

Applicant Taster Days are designed to give you a flavour of what studying at Birmingham City University is really like. During the day you will be able to find out more about your course as well as meet with tutors and students.

Applicant Taster Days are designed to give you a flavour of what studying at Birmingham City University is really like. During the day you will be able to find out more about your course as well as meet with tutors and students.

Dates and booking

*Please note - some dates will not host Applicant Taster Days for all courses. Please check the timetables in the schedule below for exact course details.

  • February 06 Wed
  • February 16 Sat
  • February 27 Wed
  • March 09 Sat
Book your place

You should have received an email with details on how to register. You will need the username and password from the email to book.

If you haven't received an email invitation and have been offered a place, please let us know.

What to expect on the day

An applicant taster day is more in depth than an Open Day and gives you a more tailored experience. Here's some of the things you'll be able to see and do on your visit. See a schedule of the day.

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In-depth information

Get in-depth information about your chosen course.

Experience student life

Learn about the student experience here and where your course will take you.

Explore the campuses

See the equipment that you’ll be using on your course.

Meet the experts

Meet the experts

Talk in person to your future academic tutors.

Chat to students

Speak informally to our students to find out what it's really like here.

Tales of the unexpected

Get all the info you need

Find out about finance, accommodation and all the support on offer to students.

Why come to a taster day

Attending one of these days is the best way to find out what it’s like to study Art at Birmingham City University. Even if you've already come along to one of our Open Days, the Applicant Taster Day provides you with that extra level of detail to inform your choice. It is also an opportunity for us to find out about you and what drives you to explore your subject interest.

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Schedules

  • Morning session

  • Afternoon session

Welcome

You’ll be greeted to the School with a welcome talk a key academic member of the School. In the welcome talk you’ll hear about the wide range of activities available during your time as part of the School. From industry projects, what our new partnership with Tate Liverpool will mean for you, to how you can make the most of your time here.

Tour of the School

When you study at university the facilities will play a key part in developing your creative vision. From industry-standard machinery in metal, wood and print, to our studio spaces and media suite, everything you need will be at your fingertips from day one. You’ll receive a tour from a current student and get first-hand insight into how you can shape them to define your work.

Meet the artists – a rolling discussion panel

We will be offering a rolling discussion panel that include academics, current students and alumni. The talks will cover a range of topics and give you the opportunity to ask questions to everything from studying here to where our graduates go on to work.

These panels will be informal, allowing you to go to your portfolio review without missing anything. The speakers will be confirmed on a day basis.

Portfolio review

Upon registration you’ll be given a time for your portfolio review with one of our academics. The review is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and your work. It’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about studying here. Click here for our guide to acing your portfolio

Foundation applicants do not to submit a portfolio as part of the application process.

Instead, you will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive session where you can get a taste of what being a student on the course is like. This is designed for applicants to Foundation courses from Birmingham School of Art and the School of Visual Communication.

There’s loads more to find out about the University on the day

Thinking about accommodation? Looking for some advice from our Student Support team? They’re here too! You’ll be able to tour the accommodation and meet members of the Student Support team and admissions.

Book your place

Welcome

You’ll be greeted to the School with a welcome talk a key academic member of the School. In the welcome talk you’ll hear about the wide range of activities available during your time as part of the School. From industry projects, what our new partnership with Tate Liverpool will mean for you, to how you can make the most of your time here.

Tour of the School

When you study at university the facilities will play a key part in developing your creative vision. From industry-standard machinery in metal, wood and print, to our studio spaces and media suite, everything you need will be at your fingertips from day one. You’ll receive a tour from a current student and get first-hand insight into how you can shape them to define your work.

Meet the artists – a rolling discussion panel

We will be offering a rolling discussion panel that include academics, current students and alumni. The talks will cover a range of topics and give you the opportunity to ask questions to everything from studying here to where our graduates go on to work.

These panels will be informal, allowing you to go to your portfolio review without missing anything. The speakers will be confirmed on a day basis.

Portfolio review

Upon registration you’ll be given a time for your portfolio review with one of our academics. The review is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and your work. It’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about studying here. Click here for our guide to acing your portfolio

Foundation applicants do not to submit a portfolio as part of the application process.

Instead, you will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive session where you can get a taste of what being a student on the course is like. This is designed for applicants to Foundation courses from Birmingham School of Art and the School of Visual Communication.

There’s loads more to find out about the University on the day

Thinking about accommodation? Looking for some advice from our Student Support team? They’re here too! You’ll be able to tour the accommodation and meet members of the Student Support team and admissions.

Book your place

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