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Please note the front entrance of the college is temporarily closed for Summer works, to enter the building please use the back entrance on Regent Street. The college will also be closed on Saturdays for the rest of the summer. Open times are Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm. For further information, please call +44 (0) 1752 203434.

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"When I came up for an interview, I knew right then that I wanted to do my degree here." TOBY ALLEN — BA (Hons) Illustration

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Interested in creative study but haven’t found the right course for you? There’s still time to apply to us through UCAS.

Limited spaces are available for Undergraduate programmes starting in September 2018. Late applications are open now, so if you already have your qualifications or are a mature applicant, call our admissions team to discuss your options on 01752 203400.

Applications for Postgraduate study are also currently open. Find out more about the Masters programmes we offer here.

We also still have limited places available at our dedicated Pre-degree campus at Palace Court, for our range of creative post-16 Extended Diploma courses. See below for details on our GCSE Results Day drop-in events.

Pop in and chat to us...

Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August 2018, 8am-4pm at Tavistock Place
Drop in Event for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Foundation programmes

Saturday 18 August 2018, 10am-2pm at Tavistock Place
Drop in Event for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Foundation programmes

Pop into the main Tavistock Place campus and chat with our team if you have any questions, or you're unsure about your options.

You're welcome to bring along your portfolio for an informal chat, meet our student ambassadors, find out more about student finance and take a look at the accommodation options available with Clever Student Lets. Our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design team will also be around on the above dates if you're under 19 and can't quite decide on the course you want to do.

Plymouth College of Art's Tavistock Place campus.

Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August 2018, 10am-3pm at Palace Court
GCSE Results Day Drop In


If you're starting an Extended Diploma course with us in September 2018, bring along your GCSE Results to Palace Court on either of the above dates to confirm your place. If you don't quite get the grades you were hoping for, you can still come in and see us so we can chat through your options.

Alternatively, if you haven't decided where to study after your GCSEs, why not come along and visit our dedicated pre-degree campus at Palace Court, and find out which programmes and opportunities are available to you.

Palace Court, our Pre-degree campus

Join us to start your journey to an incredible career in the booming creative industries, with inspiring and stimulating creative study at our specialist, independent art school situated in a buzzing city by the sea.

Before making your decision, or attending one of the above events, don’t forget to take a look at our course pages for more information. You can also contact our admissions team at admissions@pca.ac.uk and on +44 (0)1752 203400 if you have any questions.

How can I apply?

Haven’t applied through UCAS yet? Don’t worry — you can still submit an application up until 30 June. Any applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

If you did not use all your choices in your initial application, you can just add another choice in Track, as long as it’s before 30 June, and you’ve not accepted or declined any offers. Remember, if you originally only applied to one choice and want to add more, you’ll be asked to pay the extra £11 application fee in Track.

If you included five choices on your application, have received decisions from all five, and weren’t accepted, or if you declined the offers you received, you will be able to use UCAS Extra.

UCAS Extra is the next step if you’ve already applied through the standard UCAS route but haven’t received an offer you’re happy with. It lets you apply to additional courses one at a time and is open from 25 February to 4 July. For more information and advice, take a look at the UCAS Extra website.

If you don’t hold any offers after 4 July, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing.

What happens next?

If your application is successful we’ll invite you to an interview, where you’ll get the chance to show us your portfolio of work.

Interviews are a great opportunity for us to find out a little more about you and for you to discover everything we have to offer. Take a look through our Portfolio and Interview Guide to get an idea of what we’re looking for, and what to expect from your interview.

You can also book onto one of our Open Days — they’re a great way to explore our incredible studios, quiz lecturers and staff, or take part in live demonstrations and workshops.

Can't make an Open Day?

We're more than happy to arrange a convenient time for you to visit us. To book your place and arrange a date and time that works for you, please email liaison@pca.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1752 203434.

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