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The Agency

Our in-house Agency is a space where external businesses and organisations pitch paid live projects and briefs for undergraduate students to work on.

Beyond providing direct industry experience, The Agency prepares students for a higher level of creative employment upon graduation, or to become independent practitioners within their field. 

The Agency is a distinctive, innovative and supportive creative platform, encouraging artistic experimentation, entrepreneurship and nurturing home-grown talent. Take a look at The Agency brochure below to see some of the work created by our students.




Projects can be as diverse as the student talent available, and can include branding, web design, print, film, animation, editorial, fashion, illustrations, photography, graphic design, home and lifestyle products and accessories.

In a reflection of the ethos of the college itself, The Agency also encourages a spirit of cross-disciplinary working; game arts students create 3D graphic illustrations and design concepts for physical products, commercial photography students collaborate with graphic design students, and illustrators work with animators.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design students Allie Couch and Jamie Wynn pitch designs for the Sherford Project.

We encourage our clients to consider us as a true creative partner, and so each interaction with The Agency begins with a conversation about the project you have in mind.

As a client you will work directly with a dedicated project manager who takes time to understand the project and identify the right talent from the Plymouth College of Art creative pool.

Our package includes professionally project managed student talent and a transparent pricing policy. 

Visuals from a project undertaken by The Agency for e-commerce start-up Beach Bath Bed.

Get in touch

If you'd like to submit a project brief for our team of creatives, or would just like to arrange a discussion with The Agency's professional Account Manager Kamal Gohil, please complete this form.

Student Testimonials

“Being part of The Agency allowed me to work and interact with real clients while still studying. Having the opportunity to engage and produce work for the outside world prepared me for the industry. Also having that experience really gives you an edge when you’re applying for that first job. It’s a fantastic opportunity that Plymouth College of Art provides!”
- Ash Henderson, BA (Hons) Graphic Design