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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**This programme explores contemporary art-making in its broadest sense, encouraging an ambitious, critically engaged approach, characterised by its focus on the development of individual practice-based study, within the supportive context of an independent specialist art college.**- Gain an understanding of the creative sector and the potential for future employment within it.- Benefit from expert staff, national and international events, impressive industry links, and an inspiring programme of visiting artists and speakers.This programme encourages diversity in thinking and making, based on the potential in both material and conceptual exploration, collaborative working and cross-fertilisation of ideas, while investing in the rich relationship between practice and theory.Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. You will engage with a range of processes including 2D, 3D, 4D and hybrid practices, and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, video, sound, printmaking and critical writing. You’ll learn to work to a brief, explore creative ideas singularly and with peers, and manage independent projects to conclusion. You will develop a professional understanding of the creative activity of external partners, including galleries and practising artists. You will be able to place your work within the wider context of contemporary fine art practice, preparing you for your career or further study.Alongside dedicated studio workspace, you can access bookable ‘project spaces’, Mac suites, drawing studios, workshops for fine art printmaking, ceramics, glass, wood and plastics, our Fab Lab and Equipment Resource Centre.The college’s public exhibition space, The Gallery, draws a range of international artists and shows; you will have opportunities to attend artists’ talks, workshops and screenings.You will also have opportunities to engage with organisations, galleries and museums including KARST, Ocean Studios, The Box, Spike Island, Tate galleries and Newlyn Art Gallery.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112 - 120

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarily essential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talented artists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formal qualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio and discussing your creative experiences as we are in seeing your grades.


University information

Arts University Plymouth

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 87

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    138 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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