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Welcome!

Our subject area page enables you to hear from subject academics, see our facilities and find out more about what our courses offer. It gives you everything you could expect during a visit to BCU.

Let third year Criminology student Shelby, welcome you to our Open Day. She'll tell you all about why she chose to study at BCU as well as giving you an insight into everything she has achieved here.

Visual Communication and Digital Marketing

The School of Visual Communication offers you the space to create, freeing you to imagine, think and do. We help you to meet the demands of the economy now, just as we did when we were founded over 175 years ago during the industrial revolution. You'll be at the heart of a thriving creative community in our City Centre campus, enjoying the benefits of outstanding resources and industry partnerships.

In Digital Marketing you'll be immersed in real-world, professional advertising and marketing communications. You'll benefit from using our state-of-the-art resources and working with and learning from experienced industry mentors at the top of their field. Our employment-led approach will equip you with a diverse range of practical skills and knowledge, highly sought by today's employers.

Meet Nathan

Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

Hear from Nathan, passionate photographer, lecturer and lover of contemporary art and music. Nathan will describe what it's really like to be a Visual Communication student here at BCU. He'll also tell you everything you need to know about this subject, from the courses on offer to what and how you’ll be taught, plus our amazing placement opportunities and the many exciting career paths you can choose.

What you'll see at a City Centre Open Day

Our student Shelby takes you on a tour of our City Centre campus, showing you what an Open Day at BCU is really like.

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See our facilities

The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Explore our Parkside building and experience the industry standard facilities it has to offer. We’ve invested £340 million in our facilities and are proud to show you around.

See Visual Communication facilities

Industry links

We encourage students to take part in placements, competitions and industry briefs. Our range of industry links means you can expect to gain a variety of experience by working with professionals across the creative sector.

Your industry opportunities

5 reasons to study Visual Communication in Birmingham

Birmingham is based in the heart of the action and home to numerous arts organisations and creative festivals. Find out why it’s a great city in which to study your degree.

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Talk to us on Facebook

Join our community on Facebook! Our official BCU group for Visual Communication is the ideal place to meet people on your course and get excited to come and study with us in September.

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More information

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  • Preparing for the hotline

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Help Desk

We're always more than happy to help out when you get in touch. Contact us via Facebook Messenger to get your queries answered.

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Finance next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your student finance sorted.

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Accommodation next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your accommodation sorted.

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Preparing to call the hotline

Nervous about calling the Clearing hotline? Our guide will help get you prepared, so you have all the important info ready for you to secure your place.

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Return to Clearing Open Day

Head back to the main Open Day pages, so you can continue to explore BCU, Birmingham, and all we have to offer!

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