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Facilities Guide

Open Days

The Ruskin's next Open Days will be on 27 and 28 June 2018, and then on 14 September 2018. We look forward to meeting you! Booking will open in the spring of 2018 We do ask that all accompanying parents, carers and teachers do not take a seat unless invited, so that we can ensure as many prospective students are able to attend as possible.
The Project Space, Bullingdon Road Photograph: Will Scott Photography

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


Undergraduate Open Days Information

The Ruskin takes part in three undergraduate University Open Days each year and the next opportunity to visit the School will be on 27 and 28 June 2018 and 14 September 2018.   

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.  

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 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 for entry in 2018.

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.


While booking for Open Days isn't compulsory, we cannot guarantee you a place without a reservation. Booking will open in spring 2018 at the University of Oxford's Online Stores.

Doors open 30 minutues before each tallk. We request that you arrive and are seated 15 minutes before the start of the talk you have booked for, after which spare places will be released to anyone waiting.

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. 

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 in the afternoon.  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 Admissions pages.


Studio space at Bullingdon Road, Photograph: Will Scott Photography ,

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