We have designed our art and design degree programmes to give you choice and flexibility, and equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the creative industries. Our BA (Hons) awards are validated by The Open University (OU) and are a hallmark of international academic quality.
Normally a first degree upper second class standard (2.1) in an Art, Design and/or Media discipline is required. Applicants with Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credits from previous qualifications and equivalent experience as a professional in creative practice (Accredited Prior Experiential Learning-APEL) are also considered as alternative fulfilment of the requirements. In all cases, prospective students must demonstrate their capability of studying at postgraduate level. Our Masters awards are validated by The Open University (OU) and are a hallmark of international academic quality.
Our Pre-Degree provision caters for all ages and backgrounds. We have a range of specialist and vocational courses, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress in your chosen creative field.
Young Arts provides creative activities for 4 - 18 year olds on Saturdays, evenings and holidays that are fun, inspiring and challenging. Young Arts is the ideal place to try a range of creative activity and to build an impressive creative portfolio for application to Foundation Diploma, A-level or BTEC courses at the college.
Short Courses provide creative learning opportunities for adults on evenings, Saturdays and holidays. Courses run at beginner and improver level, with intakes in September, January, April and holidays.
Short Courses are an ideal way to build up skills or a creative portfolio if you are considering studying on a degree. Enjoy being taught by experts in the specialist facilities of Plymouth College of Art.
If you would like to join our Short Courses mailing list to be kept updated with new course opportunities as they become available, please sign up here.
Masterclasses are an opportunity for practitioners to work intensively with national artists and designer-makers to develop specific skills.
Running throughout the year, in line with the Gallery programme, work with award-winning artists and designer-makers and leaders in the Creative Industries to enhance your existing skills. If you would like to receive news about upcoming masterclasses, please sign up here.
- + Continuing Professional Development
- + One Day Workshops
- + Photography, Digital and Studio
- + Film, Games and Animation
- + Glass, Ceramics and Jewellery
- + Graphic Design, Illustration and Printmaking
- + Life Drawing and Painting
- + Upholstery, Fashion and Textiles
- + Software Packages
- + Fab Lab Plymouth
Studio Access at Plymouth College of Art provides alumni with bookable access to our specialist facilities. Sessions are supervised by a technician who will be on hand to provide technical advice.
"We don't distinguish the decision you're making about your academic future from the one you're making about your life." ANDREW BREWERTON — Principal