Before deciding where and what to study, it is important that you find out as much as you can about the place and the course you are interested in. At our Open Day, we'll have everything you need to know about our BA (Hons) Degrees.
Our Open Days are a chance for you to explore Plymouth and the college, and to get a feel of what life’s like at an independent art school in Britain's Ocean City. You can experience our state-of-the-art studios and workshops, explore our campus, talk to our programme leaders, visit the accommodation on offer and talk through any questions or queries you might have with our knowledgeable staff. We'll have representatives from Student Finance, Admissions, Student Support and the Students' Union on hand throughout your visit.
We have adapted our Open Days this year to ensure our guests and staff remain safe, so we are offering three set Open Day sessions throughout the day which will be around 2.5 hours long. These will be from 9am-11.30am, 11am-1.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm. We have limited places available, so book your place now.
Your Open Day experience will include:
- A Welcome Talk by our Principal Professor Andrew Brewerton who will give an overview of what Plymouth College of Art has to offer and how studying with us can prepare you for an exciting career in the creative industries.
- A Campus Tour of our state-of-the-art facilities with demonstrations in our workshops from our expert technical staff.
- A Course Overview Talk by our lead academics detailing the vast variety of courses we have on offer and showcasing the successful creative careers our alumni go on to. These talks will be split up into course areas which you will be able to choose from on the day. If you would like to go to more than one course overview talk, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise this for you.
There will also be the opportunity to have one-to-one chats with our academic, admissions, and student support staff as well the chance to find out what student life is like from our current students! The topics we can cover include but are not limited to:
- Course Information
- Student Life
- Accommodation (Accommodation tours will be available on request, see below)
- Portfolio Reviews
- Application Process
- Fees and Funding
In line with current Government advice on the COVID-19 Road Map, we will be welcoming visitors onto our campus from 26th April. Before you book a visit with us please read the following procedures we have put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and students.
ARRIVING ON TO CAMPUS - Please do the following when arriving on to our campus for your event.
Put on a face mask
Take your temperature
Sanitise your hands
Check in at reception
Maintain a 2m distance
MOVING AROUND THE CAMPUS - During your visit you will be escorted around by a staff member or Student Ambassador at all times. We have worked hard to ensure the campus is as safe as possible for all users, this includes one-way routes, social distancing and adopting good hand-washing and respiratory hygiene measures. We have an “open window” approach to ensure all our spaces are kept as well-ventilated as possible with fresh air, so bring some extra layers and be reassured that there are no recycled air ventilation systems used in our buildings.
FACE COVERINGS - Face coverings are one of a number of tools that we can use to help slow the spread of coronavirus, protecting the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of our community and guests. We understand that a limited number of people visiting the campus will be exempt from the need to wear face coverings.
ASYMPTOMATIC COVID 19-TEST - While the national vaccination programme is rolling out at a good pace, we have a responsibility to protect all members of our community and want to do everything that we can not to spread the virus. To help safeguard all members of our community, we advise that all visitors should book an Asymptomatic Covid-19 test and aim to have two negative test results, three days apart, before visiting the campus. The last test should be performed as close to the date of your visit as possible. If you are travelling from an area which is currently undergoing surge testing, you must have a test before you travel. If the test is positive, you must not travel until your period of self-isolation is complete.
SYMPTOMS - If you have Coronavirus symptoms, have tested positive for Coronavirus within the past 10 days or are awaiting a Coronavirus test result, please do not attend an in-person event. Contact us at email@example.com for help changing your booking. You will still then be able to visit us at a later date when and take advantage of our Travel Bursary scheme. The latest information on Coronavirus can be found on our website here.
WHAT HAPPENS IF LOCKDOWN RULES CHANGE? - Our team are continuously monitoring the government roadmap for the next few months and will always ensure all events are following recommended guidelines. Please note that all on-campus events are subject to being moved online if restrictions change. If this does happen all registered attendees will be notified.
SURGE TESTING - If you live in an area deploying surge testing please stay at home and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative date to visit. If you’ve recently spent time within one of the areas targeted for surge testing but do not live there, you should continue to follow the national restrictions and check with your local authority whether you should get a test. For more information on Surge testing please visit Gov.uk’s guidance page.
AFTER VISIT - If you display symptoms/test positive in the 48hrs after you visit us then please contact email@example.com.
TRAVEL - We strongly advise that you check government websites for the latest restrictions on travel. Travel restrictions may vary in different areas especially if you are coming from Scotland, Wales or Ireland.
Extensive measures have been introduced across each Plymouth College of Art building to prepare for reopening. When you arrive for your tour we will take your temperature using a scanner and ask for some basic contact details to support the Local Authority and Public Health England’s Track and Trace initiative. From protective plastic barriers and 2-metre distances between workstations to one way systems and sanitising stations - find out how we are protecting the safety of staff, students and the public.
Our halls and houses are safe, affordable and ideally located just a few minutes walk from the main campus. New starters enjoy no deposit and no additional fees, plus a guaranteed place in their first year!
If you would like to combine your visit with a personal tour of our Halls of Residence and privately-owned student houses please email firstname.lastname@example.org.