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With a collaborative community of artists, designers and makers, Plymouth College of Art is a long-established, independent and ambitious specialist arts institute. Study with us and you'll leave informed, inspired, and ready for a career in the UK's thriving creative industries.

Undergraduate Degrees

We know that choosing a university is a big decision, and before deciding where and what to study, it is important that you find out as much as you can about the place and the course you are interested in. Read on to discover what could make Plymouth College of Art the right place for you. 

Interested in applying for September 2019?
Call our Clearing hotline now on +44 (0)1752 203402 to find out about the places we have available, and how you can apply.

Would you like to visit us to find out more?
Come along to one of our Clearing drop-in events this summer.

  • Thursday 15 August, 10am-5pm
  • Friday 16 August, 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 17 August, 10am-2pm

1. Get a £1,200 bursary towards the cost of your degree

We give all of our eligible* home (UK) Undergraduate students at Plymouth College of Art up to £1,200 to help cover the cost of studying (this goes up to £1,400 if you are on a four-year degree programme).

As an independent art school, we don't want your creative practice to be restricted by your financial situation, so we have set aside money to support every student through each year of study. The bursary is intended to help pay for costs incurred during your degree - from class trips, to materials and equipment, this money is made available for all students, to help ease any worries about the cost of your degree.

Find out more about our Undergraduate Bursary here.

*The college bursary is only paid provided that you maintain good attendance (80% or above) each term.

2. Accommodation guaranteed for all first-year students

We're committed to ensuring that our students have suitable accommodation choices, and all first-year students are guaranteed accommodation within the city.

We work with Clever Student Lets and Host to bring you a wide range of accommodation choices for all budgets, finding a place to live that is best suited to you.

Find out more about our Accommodation offer here.

3. Our academic staff interview applicants face-to-face

We know that there's more to studying an arts degree than what can be captured on a form when submitting your UCAS application – and that's why we invite all of our successful applicants to an interview. 

If you are worried about travelling to see us, or you have already attended an Open Day, then we can offer you a face-to-face video interview on Google Meet, WhatsApp, or even over the phone. You’ll just have to email your portfolio or showreel to us in advance, and our friendly Admissions team can help you get your interview slot sorted.

We want to uncover your creative potential, explore your passion for your chosen course, and discover what makes you unique. Your interview is an opportunity for us to determine how we can support your creative journey, and for you to experience our inspiring creative campuses and meet specialist academic staff.

BLOG: Programme Leaders offer their advice on how to prepare for your interview.

Applying for all levels of study

You can find out more about the college and how to apply at one of our Open Days, which give you a chance to explore our creative campuses and find out what life is like at an independent art school.

If you 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 or call +44 (0)1752 203434.

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 and on +44 (0)1752 203400 if you have any questions.

Find out about our creative post-16 Extended Diploma coursesUndergraduate programmes and Postgraduate programmes at an Open Day or call our admissions team to discuss your options on +44 (0)1752 203400.