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Painting Drawing and Printmaking BA (Hons)

Plymouth College of Art

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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

**By offering specialist technical and critical study in painting, drawing and printmaking, this programme is exceptional in the UK and aimed at students who are excited by the prospect of a rigorous materials-based and process-driven education in art practice. Studying materials and techniques, you’ll also develop and contextualise your own professional practice.**- Develop essential techniques in oil painting, water-based painting, drawing and fine print.- Experience freedom to pursue your creative voice and work in a group of like-minded students. - Work in your own creative space in our purpose-built studios.- Develop your professional practice through opportunities such as residencies, live briefs or international exchange; or find out about teaching drawing and painting in our own Creative School for 4-to-16-year-olds.- Exhibit and curate, with frequent shows throughout the programme and encouragement to develop your own gallery opportunities and connections.Based in 5,500 square feet of open-plan studios with double-height ceilings and north light windows, you will be encouraged to develop an ambitious working practice across all three disciplines. Your progress throughout the three years is driven by a comprehensive series of technical workshops. You’ll also gain a thorough, critical understanding of the key theories in contemporary art, and will have opportunities to take part in live exhibitions and projects. You will develop an ambitious working practice based on an investigation of the material and technical possibilities of your creative work, with drawing at the centre of all you do and make.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. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing. Our printmaking studios offer relief and intaglio processes, and our digital Fab Lab houses the latest laser cutting and 3D printing technologies, giving your ideas scope for diverse outcomes. The programme has a strong network of industry contacts, such as Winsor & Newton, Artmill Gallery, who host yearly exhibitions with our students, and Q-Art, which collaborates with students for its renowned Crit Club, most recently at Tate Modern.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

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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 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


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