Painting in the studio texture blue pink plymouth college of art

BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Course Duration

3 years; full-time
4 years; full-time Extended BA route
6 years; part-time
7 years; part-time Extended BA route

UCAS Code

Course: WWDF
Institution: P65

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop the key professional, transferable skills for employability in the creative industries and work in partnership with other sectors locally, nationally or internationally.

We have an impressive roster of visiting artists and professionals who can give you the benefit of their industry experience. The programme has a strong network of industry contacts, such as art suppliers Winsor & Newton, Art Mill Gallery, who host yearly exhibitions with our students, and with Q-art, who frequently collaborate with students for their renowned Crit Club, most recently at Tate Modern.

You will have the chance to show your work right from the beginning of your first year, in a professional exhibition open to the public, organised, curated and produced by your group.

Our strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.

Graduates can become:

  • painters
  • drawing artists
  • visualisers
  • fine printmakers
  • studio-based artists
  • illustrators
  • art therapists
  • public artists
  • gallery owners
  • lecturers
  • teachers
  • arts entrepreneurs