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Posted 04.02.20

£500 Cash Progression Bursary for Short Course students starting a degree in 2020

By Phillip Buchan

We’re now offering a one-off £500 cash bursary to students progressing from one of our Short Courses to a three or four-year undergraduate degree in September 2020 at Plymouth College of Art.

Anybody who has completed one of our Short Courses since September 2015 will be eligible for the Short Course Progression Bursary, which is subject to successfully completing the university application process but is not based on household income.

Once an application through UCAS has been successful and a student has enrolled, the scholarship will be paid in one instalment of £500, in early March 2021, to eligible students that have met a minimum of 80% attendance.

If you have completed one of our Short Courses since September 2015 and want to apply for this one-off cash bursary, let us know as part of your UCAS application, either in the Personal Statement or the 'Activities in preparation for higher education' field of 'Additional information'.

The Short Course Progression Bursary doesn’t have to be repaid and will be available in addition to the BA Final Year Bursary, currently £300 in the final year of study to UK students (subject to household income).

If you’ve finished one of our Short Courses and have already completed undergraduate-level study, you’re already entitled to receive a 10% discount on both full and part-time MA and MFA fees with us.

Why continue your study at Plymouth College of Art?

Our graduates work as filmmakers for the BBC, design merch for the Rolling Stones and celebrities like Rita Ora, work as Creative Developers for Apple and Playstation and capture content for Nike and Adidas.

Did you know that a mature student is defined as anybody who is aged 21 or over at the start of their degree? According to UCAS, mature students make up around a quarter of all full-time undergraduate degree applicants in the UK. We welcome applications from mature students who may not have a traditional qualification profile but who have other forms of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.

Regardless of whether you’re planning to start a new career, enjoyed a Short Course and want to spend more time developing a skill that you feel passionate about, or are joining us straight from school, we’d love to help you continue your professional journey into the UK’s world-leading creative industries, the fastest-growing part of the UK economy. They contributed £101.5 billion in gross value added (GVA) in 2018 – greater than automotive, aerospace, life sciences and oil and gas sectors combined. In fact, there were 3.2 million jobs in the UK creative economy in 2018, with creative industries businesses now accounting for 11.9% of all businesses in the UK.

If you have questions about which degree may be right for you, funding your studies, or want to know more about our international industry connections, come to our next Open Day at our main Tavistock Place campus on Saturday 8 February 2020 from 10am to 4pm and meet our lecturers and students. Alternatively, drop-in for our next Campus Experience Day on Wednesday 25 March 2020 between 11am and 4pm, for a relaxed student-led tour of the college with short talks to bust some of the myths about university study.

You can also chat with our friendly Admissions team about personal tours and meeting our course leaders by emailing liaison@pca.ac.uk or calling 01752 203400. 

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