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Open Days

The University-wide Open Days for 2018 are now over. Dates for our 2019 Open Days are Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September.
BFA Finalists 2017 Photograph: David Tolley

For information about the Graduate Open Day,
please go to the relevant page on our website here.

There is no requirement to visit the Ruskin prior to applying, but you may find it useful to view our facilities, meet staff and students, and learn more about what we offer. 

Undergraduate Open Days Information

The Ruskin takes part in Oxford University's undergraduate Open Days each year; there are no more University-wide Open Days in 2018. 

The next opportunity to visit the School will be on Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September.   

Tutors speak about the BFA course, the facilities available at the Ruskin and provide information about the admissions process.   Talks start at 10 am and 2.30pm and each is followed by a Q&A session.  You will also be able to take home a folder with further information about the Ruskin (including the Description of Facilities PDF, which can also be downloaded from this page).  There will be opportunities to meet the staff and students and tour the buildings.

Please see the BFA section in the Study pages of this website for updates about applying in 2018 for entry in 2019.

Please Note: It is not possible to review any portfolios during an Open Day or any other visit to the Ruskin.  Visits present an opportunity to see the facilities, hear about the course and understand more about the admissions process.

Booking

While booking for Open Days isn't compulsory, and we will try to accommodate all prospective candidates on the day, a reservation is recommended. Booking will open on Monday 19 March at the University's Online Stores.

Due to space limitations, only prospective students can be admitted to the talks; and also priority will be given to candidates during the tours of the studios. 

Doors open 30 mins before each session, and we request that those who have booked arrive in time to take their seats 15 minutes before the start, after which spare places will be released to anyone waiting.

This event is always over-subscribed, so due to space limitations, we regret that only potential candidates can attend the talks and tours, and we are not able to accommodate accompanying family, carers and friends (except by special arrangement - see below).  We thank you for your consideration and understanding that our priority is to include all prospective students who may be applying in October.

Accompanying family and friends can drop in to the Open Day Information Centre in the Examinations Schools next door, where there will be information desks about studying in Oxford, as well as talks.  Otherwise there are plenty of cafes nearby.

Candidates travelling from over 70 miles away to attend an Open Day may be able to book accommodation in an Oxford college; please see this page for details of those colleges which offer Fine Art.  Further information is available on the University of Oxford's Open Day pages.

 

Studio space at Bullingdon Road, Photograph: Will Scott Photography , Willscottphotography.com

Travelling to Oxford + Parking

Travel directions to the Ruskin are available here

For travel advice that is specific to Open Days, and that includes updates on parking and bus timetables, please refer to the webpage provided by the University.

There is no parking available at the Ruskin, and limited local parking. Street parking in the city is largely for 2 hours only.  Please refer to the Oxford City Council's website for information on car parks and the city's park and ride service that can each provide longer parking options.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Ruskin office on 01865 276940. Alternatively, send an email to info@rsa.ox.ac.uk