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VENUE: BCU Parkside

Birmingham City University’s Parkside campus is the newest edition to the Eastside area and is connected to Millennium Point. The impressive building houses various departments, including Arts, Design and Media, and boasts state-of-the-art studios, production spaces, lecture theatres and an acting school, as well as a huge atrium exhibition space.

The campus is largely wheelchair accessible. For any specific questions about campus accessiblity you can contact the Disability Support Team at BCU: [email protected]

Did You Know… It’s only been called ‘BCU’ since 2007, but has existed as an educational institute since 1971. It can be described as a ‘plate glass’ university, which refers to the group of universities established/expanded during the mid-20th Century – just as other universities established in the late-19th Century are called ‘redbricks’.



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Some Past Events


Studio Animators in Conversation

March 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In partnership with Animate Projects, we’re joined by BAFTA-award winners Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson (The Making of Longbird), master of mutating mashups Cyriak, Birmingham-based animator Chris Randall (Second Home Studios), and Irish animator and producer Eimhin McNamara for an informal discussion focussing on each of their studios and how to make the transition from […]

Build Your Own DCP

July 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*NB: this workshop is free but booking is required (refundable deposit of £10 to secure your place). Very limited places.* As we continue to mourn the ousting of celluloid from our cinemas, we must also embrace the introduction of digital and celebrate the freedom it gives filmmakers and exhibitors. And so, in our bid to help […]

Communicating with Puppets: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

March 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Cartoon d’Or winners Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels lead a two day workshop in which participants explore the intricacy of micro-acting with puppets. Very limited places. Advance booking only, with a £10 deposit. Deposit will be refunded the day after the event, provided that you attend.