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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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Animation and Beyond

March 26, 2015 @ 9:45 am - 7:00 pm

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Exploring the ever-growing parameters of animation through screenings, demonstrations and panel discussions, Birmingham City University’s new art school will host a day for industry professionals and those looking to make their way into the sector. Discussions will be chaired by Gary Thomas and Abigail Addison (Animate Projects). Registration (9:45am – 10:15am) Adverts vs Short Films […]

Ta-Co Workshop

March 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Prior to their first UK show later in the evening (see Time + Motion), Japanese audio-visual performance duo Usaginingen will be helping participants to produce their own miniature Ta-cos (the contraption that creates the visuals in their incomparable show). Very limited places. Advance booking only, with a £10 deposit. Deposit will be refunded the day […]

Studio Animators in Conversation

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

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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 […]