Open Day

Sat 23 March

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Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose Birmingham School of Art.

Art State-of-the-art facilities
State-of-the-art facilities

Utilise our spaces

From day one you will have access to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops and industry-standard software, alongside assistance from our experienced technicians.

Take a look around

Art Steeped in history
Steeped in history

Grade-I listed building

A superb combination of Venetian Gothic architecture and modern workshops, learning and social areas, a specialist arts library, and public exhibition space.

Read about our history

Art In collaboration with key institutions
Key collaborations

Benefit from our excellent links

We have links to a range of national and international institutions including Tate Liverpool, Ikon Gallery, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Art Gain industry exposure
Gain industry exposure

First hand work experience for your CV

You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through live projects, guest lectures and work placement opportunities.

Art International Project Space
International Project Space

Internal and external exhibitions

The IPS will offer you the opportunity to exhibit your work to external audiences. Select national and international artists will also be showcasing their work.

Art Overseas experience
Overseas experience

Understanding art on a global scale

Overseas trip opportunities in many of our courses and links with key European institutions as part of the Erasmus scheme.

Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018 or 2019, we’re giving away at least £150 work of credit to spend in a host of ways.

Art Learn from the best
Learn from the best

Staff prominent in the art scene working with you

Enthusiastic and supportive staff team with whom you’ll have extensive contact time with throughout your course.

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Top Tips for Putting Together an Art Portfolio 

If you’re applying to one of our undergraduate art courses you will be asked to create a portfolio as part of your application.

Take a look at School of Art Lecturer Stuart’s top tips for putting a physical portfolio together.

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What you can do at one of our Open Days

Get your hands on our kit

Try out our state-of-the-art facilities yourself as you take a tour at our Open Day and find out how we’re investing £260 million in our campuses.

Embarrassing parents

Embarrassing parents

Your parents won't miss any opportunity to embarrass you, and university Open Days are one of them.


The first thing you’ll want to see when you visit us is where you might be living and what your new pad could look like – so take one of our tours!

Explore Birmingham

Make the most of your trip to Birmingham by discovering what the city has to offer – you’ll be spoilt by restaurants, shops, theatres and more!

Tales of the unexpected

Tales of the unexpected

Campus tours are a given part of Open Days. But sometimes random things happen that aren't on the programme. Date anyone? We've heard it all.

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