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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: disability@bcu.ac.uk

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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Build Your Own DCP

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

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*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 […]

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 […]

The Finnish Line

March 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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To coincide with The Amusement Park, we present a selection of short animated films made by the artists featured in the exhibition. Featuring festival award-winners including Joni Männistö’s creepy-crawly-insect-engulfing Swarming, and Niina Suominen’s Flatpack hit from a few years ago, A Finnish Fable 2011.