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Visual Communication facilities and campus

Our degrees in graphic design are housed in the state of the art £57 million Parkside Building, a new development on our City Centre Campus within Eastside. It is also home to the Birmingham School of Architecture, School of Fashion, Textiles and Three-Dimension Design and School of Visual Communication. 

The new building has added an extra dimension to the School. Our campus has extensive studio and workshop provision and cutting-edge equipment reflecting the broad range of study opportunities on offer. The building has been designed to actively promote shared space opportunities, for students to engage with other students across the faculty as part of the learning experience.

Our students make use of facilities such as Vicon 3D, an external tracking motion capture facility, and Gypsy, an exo-skeleton-based motion capture system. Both of these systems extend the possibility for production of 3D animation and films.

There is also gallery space for

  • exhibition
  • digital and analogue photographic facilities and studios
  • dark rooms
  • editing suites
  • an animation suite
  • theatre

You will enjoy access to cutting-edge provision such as digital print centres and our Hollywood standard MILO unit. We were the first School of Visual Communication in Europe to offer MILO motion capture technology, now one of only two owned by Universities in Europe. The unit offers nine axis of portable, precise, rigid and completely repeatable camera motion. It is the same technology used by the award-winning Aardman Animations, makers of Wallace and Gromit.