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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

**Would you like to work in a museum or gallery, managing events and exhibitions that explore history or celebrate heritage? From arts archiving andproject management, to curatorial practice and visitor experience - you could play a pivotal part in connecting audiences with artefact.**BA (Hons) Museum Studies at Plymouth College of Art will equip you with the skills and competencies used by museum professionals to explore the diverse roles that museums play in contemporary society. You’ll also uncover historical contexts and the cultural role of objects and their power to communicate collective experience. This degree is designed to provide an initial broad introduction to the practical skills required to work in museum and heritage contexts with a mixture of lecture based instruction and hands-on activities. The course provides a wide range of opportunities to explore new thinking about museums and heritage, preparing you to enter an exciting and changing field. You will learn about the applications used to provide digital access to museum collections with our staff expertise in digital technologies, whilst critically exploring heritage in relation to debates about social justice, where a commitment to diversity involves the recovery of neglected or obscured histories. Learning is also enriched by exciting national and regional relationships, including with Tate Modern, The Box, Plymouth, and other major regional museum centres. Plymouth College of Art is also home to The Gallery, an on-campus venue hosting a vibrant programme of contemporary art, media and design exhibitions, including major touring exhibitions like the British Art Show, which Plymouth will welcome back as host city in 2021.You will be taught by our team of highly experienced academic staff, all of whom are active makers and researchers in critical and cultural practice. You’ll also benefit from their knowledge and experience of professional practice and they will encourage you to explore and test concepts, media and environments.Our interdisciplinary art, design and media facilities are open to all Plymouth College of Art students, meaning you’ll have unrivalled access to; drawing studios; workshops for fine art printmaking, ceramics, glass, wood and plastics; the Digital Print Bureau and Equipment Resource Centre; open access computer suites; and our specialist and well-stocked library.Graduates can specialise further In postgraduate research or become: - Curators- Art preservation specialists- Museum professionals- Art critics- Heritage and arts management

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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UCAS Points : 112

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


University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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