Business Services

Interested in working with our students?

We welcome opportunities from industry and offer a range of services for external employers and organisations in the UK and internationally. From promoting internships to commissioning our students and gaining access to our outstanding Facilities + LABs – find out how we can help your company flourish.

For more information please contact +44(0)1752 203434.

Employer Opportunities

If you have an internship or work placement opportunity, want to advertise a job vacancy, or are interested in sharing your industry experience with our students, we would love to hear from you. Our talented students are always on the lookout for creative opportunities to demonstrate their skills and gain experience. Specialisms range from animation, illustration and graphic design to film, photography, fashion design, and more.

We also run a mentoring scheme and would welcome professionals from industry who would be interested in nurturing students. Mentorship from real-world professionals raises aspirations and provides great personal development, plus you'll gain special access to our facilities and discount on courses.

We advertise full-time, part-time, freelance, internship and volunteering opportunities to our many students and graduates and have a high success rate of matching the right candidate to the right position.

Let us know about a student project or work opportunity by contacting careers@pca.ac.uk or +44 (0)1752 203434

Fab Lab Plymouth

Fab Lab Plymouth is a digital 'fabrication laboratory' based in the heart of our city-centre campus for use by students, businesses and the public.

Our Fab Lab, part of the international Fab Lab network, is filled with the latest in digital design technology; from a range of 3D print technologies, 3D scanners, laser and waterjet cutters to the CNC milling machines, CNC router, and the vinyl cutter. We are an Autodesk accredited academic partner, and the Fab Lab team are highly skilled in a range of digital design software platforms.

We can support commercial business activity such as research and development, prototyping, and full product development.

Visit fablabplymouth.org or contact fablab@pca.ac.uk for more.

Digital Print Bureau

The Digital Print Bureau is a professional printing service open to Plymouth College of Art staff, students, and alumni. Our dedicated team of print specialists are on hand to advise and guide you through a diverse range of print processes.

The Digital Print Bureau is home to a range of industry-standard printers from Giclée, transparencies and reprographic to reactive direct to fabric, dye-sublimation and more. The team works across our LAB’s to support a variety of processes.

We are committed to educating students on how to optimize their work through digital print, giving them the confidence and skills they need to succeed in the creative industries.

Email digitalprintbureau@pca.ac.uk for more information.

Projects & Partnerships

As a European Art College situated by the sea, we're always looking to the horizon for inspiration, opportunity and progression. Through our ambitious international development programme, we are partners in a number of Projects and Partnerships with businesses, education institutions, local authorities and community organisations across the UK, EU and beyond.

Our portfolio of projects takes in subjects as diverse as soft skills and creative entrepreneurship training, video and projection mapping and large scale 3D animations as well as digital design, fabrication, manufacturing and making.

Thanks to the success of our crafts conference and research platform Making Futures, we are connected to a truly international network of artists, designers, makers, academics and industry experts across 26 countries worldwide.

We welcome and value partnership and are always interested in new and innovative opportunities with new and existing partners.

Short Courses

If you'd like to provide your employees with some creative training in a specialist environment, why not contact us about our Short Courses?

From ten-week programmes to seasonal masterclasses, we offer a diverse range of courses, as well as one-day experiences, across a variety of specialist disciplines.


Get in touch

To discuss an idea or request more information on any of the areas listed, please contact +44 (0)1752 203434 or email enquiries@pca.ac.uk