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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 can also visit 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 department 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.



Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

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



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


Play & Ensemble Skills

Working as a theatre-making company is a key focus of the Applied Theatre course. In this session, you will explore some of the ensemble performer essentials, looking at approaches to creating dynamic connections between actors, sharing a sense of 'complicity' in the act of performance.



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.


Show don’t tell: Physical & Visual Theatre

This session introduces a range of image-based devising approaches that inform many of the theatre-making projects within the Applied Theatre course. Physical theatre exercises and techniques lead to simple improvisations to identify the dramatic ‘hot-spot’ of scenes.


Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

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



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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