Open Days at Birmingham City University are the ideal way to find out exactly what it's like to study Visual Communication here.
They are a great opportunity for you to experience a little bit of life as a BCU student and come onto campus to find out more about what we have to offer.
We have an international reputation, and while we may offer a great deal of information on our website, there is nothing like an open day to show you how great your uni experience could be. Don’t believe us? Here’s five reasons why you shouldn’t miss our next open day:
See the campus
Take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and city centre campus, where you’ll get to see where you could learn and study, places to eat and chill, but most of all to walk around and get a feel of the place that could be your home for three years.
You will be based in our £57 million Parkside Building at our City Centre Campus, a creative learning environment to rival any other in the country. Parkside is home to numerous workshops, photography studios and spaces that will allow you to explore your creativity. Not to mention it's packed with so many other spectacles, including four TV studios featuring the largest fixed green screen in the UK!
We are at the centre of Birmingham’s Eastside district, an evolving and exciting hub for creative and digital industries.
Meet current students, past students, and lecturers
Find out about our expertise and range of course options from the people who know them the best! You’ll get unfiltered information and advice from students who can tell you what to do to succeed as well as what they’ve learned at Birmingham City University.
Make sure to come and meet the team and attend welcome and course talks at our Open Day to get a feel for the course you would like to study.
Meet new people
Everyone walking around on open days is in the same position as you… so get chatting! Discuss your thoughts and opinions about the uni, and you never know, they might be your course mates in a year. And don’t be a stranger – start engaging with Birmingham City University by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and see what our students and staff have been up to recently.
Have a go at something new
Visual Communication consists of a range of courses that celebrate innovation and allow you to realise your creative ambitions. Be inspired by the work showcased on the day and maybe even have a go yourself!
As a student here, you will have access to masterclasses, career advice and placement opportunities through our many industry partnerships, so you can expect to upskill across loads of different areas while you're here.
Explore the campus – and the city!
Join the walking tours of our campus accommodation buildings and see where you’ll be staying throughout the year (this is also a chance to show your parents where you’ll be living independently as a ‘responsible’ adult). Don’t just stop at our uni, make the most of the day and wander through the streets of one of the biggest cities in the UK. Experience the buzz of the Bullring and Grand Central, the culture of the art museums, the architecture of the Birmingham library, or even make it an outing and visit Cadbury World!
You can never leave a uni open day with less information than you started with and there’s no doubt you’ll be brimming with ideas and inspiration, so why not sign up now? See you there!