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Thinking about creative study?

We have a limited number of places still available for Autumn 2019... 
  • Call our Admissions Team now on +44 (0)1752 203402 for all Clearing enquiries, or Whatsapp us on 07722744184.
  • If you want to, you can arrange to visit us on campus, and take a bespoke tour of our industry standard facilities, studios and workshops.
  • Complete the form below to register your interest for our last few Clearing places. 

What is Clearing?

Clearing matches applicants to university places that are yet to be filled. It’s available to anyone who has made a UCAS Undergraduate application and doesn’t hold any offers. Running from 5 July, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if:

  • you apply after 30 June
  • you are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to
  • your place is not confirmed after exam results are published

Clearing is an opportunity for those who have missed their conditions or had a last minute change of heart about the university or course they want to study. We have a limited number of places available for courses of creative study starting as late as October 2019, from fashion, film and fine art to graphic design, game arts, and animation. It’s your choice to make.

Supporting Late Arrivals

At Plymouth College of Art we are committed to excellence. We know that some students may start with us later than others and we have therefore designed a series of dedicated activities to support a smooth integration into our programmes. Usually, new Undergraduate students are able to enrol with us up to the 21st October 2019 and please contact us if you need more information. We review all later starts on an individual case-by-case basis.

Our dedicated Student Experience and Retention Officer oversees all later starts and works in partnership with our Students’ Union and Admission team to ensure a positive and successful experience. This includes: supporting enrollment, helping with accommodation, timetabling, organising tours, and an introduction to our Students’ Union. They can also suggest great places to eat and the quickest way to find the sea, we’re pretty close!

Importantly, we know that the first few months of study are key to settling into a programme , meeting new people and integrating into the college. As a small specialist arts institution, we are proud that every Wednesday, students from all years and programmes get the opportunity to work together as part of our interdisciplinary Workshop Wednesdays. 

Our crit sessions offer friendly and informal ways to share ideas, and our open-access programme baserooms afford a great place to explore one’s practice. With so many people living, making and creating work, one quickly becomes part of our growing community of creative practitioners. If you have any questions about starting a little bit later with us, please contact us on or call our friendly Admissions Team on +44 (0)1752 203402.

We have limited places available on the following programmes:

BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising and Editorial
BA (Hons) Costume Production and Associated Crafts
BA (Hons) Digital Media Production
BA (Hons) Fashion
BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Marketing
BA (Hons) Film
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Game Arts
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design and Surface Pattern
BA (Hons) Textile Practices

We know it’s a big decision to make, so we’re happy to make a contribution to your travel costs to get here and check us out; and there’s no need to worry about accommodation - yours is guaranteed.

Complete the form below to register your interest for Clearing 2019 at Plymouth College of Art.

(Please note, this form is easiest to use on desktop browsers.)

Studying in Plymouth

Based in the heart of a culturally thriving coastal city, our campus is a close-knit community of artists, designers and makers – kitted out with both the latest technologies in digital design and world-leading studios in traditional making.

Not sure if you're ready for degree-level study?

If you want to pursue a creative undergraduate degree but have limited experience of hands-on making, or lack the relevant academic qualifications, our Extended Degree programme will prepare you to enter one of our BA (Hons) undergraduate programmes. Find out more here.

If you're just not too sure what to study have you considered our Foundation Diploma? It's an intensive, ten-month course that prepares you for degree study in the creative arts. Find out more here.

Next steps:

If you already have your results or if you are a mature student, we can talk through the options available to you – and whether you could become part of our creative community. 

Call our Admissions Team to discuss how we can help on +44 (0)1752 203402 or email

If you're contacting us about your Clearing application, there are a few things we'll need from you:

  • UCAS personal ID number, if you've already applied to us through UCAS.
  • Clearing number, which will be displayed in UCAS Track. 
  • Your qualifications and the grades you achieved. 
Visit us:

Want to explore our campus? It's not too late - we're happy to arrange a meeting for you with one of our Subject Leaders. Contact us on +44 (0)1752 203402 or to arrange.

We're open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday if you want to come in and talk to us about making an application. You are welcome to bring along family, friends or any support you may need.

We can offer support with your UCAS application and you’ll be able to find the answers to any finance questions you may have. You can also find out about our accommodation options and how we can help to kickstart your creative journey.

What we're looking for:

If you're energetic and inquisitive, with a flair for art, craft, design or digital - then we want to hear from you.

We're interested in seeing your work and hearing about your experience. Although many of our students achieve top grades, we don't just look at your results - we want to see your passion and your creativity.

Our Admissions Team can advise you on who we're looking for and talk you through your options. To talk to us and secure your place today call +44 (0)1752 203402 or email

It's your choice to make – let us help you make it.

Useful information:
Where will your creative journey take you?

See what our graduates get up to once they leave - check out our Alumni Short Films with Sad Ghost Club Founder Lize Meddings, award-winning photographer Andy Ford, ceramicist Jessica Thorn and jewellery maker Fern Robinson.