Our stimulating pre-degree programme is delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn in a dedicated pre-degree campus, surrounded by creative inspiration and likeminded young people, all of whom are preparing for success in higher education and industry.
When you successfully complete this two-year course, you’ll gain a Level 3 Extended Diploma – equivalent to three full A-levels, or a maximum of 168 UCAS points.
This course will equip you to study on our BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication, BA (Hons) Textile Design, BA (Hons) Costume Production and BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices programmes or to gain a place on degree-level courses at other colleges and universities. At Plymouth College of Art we guarantee our Extended Diploma students a place on one of our BA (Hons) programmes if they achieve a Merit or higher in their final assessment and meet any additional entry criteria.
Alternatively, you may choose to look for employment; former student Anna Barnett was offered a work placement at Matches Fashion PR office in London while studying Fashion & Textiles with us, which lined her up a full-time job with them once she completed her studies.
In addition to the ongoing advice, guidance and support you’ll receive from your course team, the college has a specialist careers service that will help you make the right decision for your future.