Please note this event will now go ahead as two separate sessions with limited numbers and continued social distancing and Covid-19 safety procedures, in line with the most recent government guidance.
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, Extended Diploma, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and Pre-Degree offering.
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.
The Open Day is split into two sessions, detailed below. When booking, please ensure you select the right session for the course you are interested in.
9.30am-12.30pm: Design and Communication
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
BA (Hons) Costume Production
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Interior Design and Styling
BA (Hons) Textile Design
1pm-4pm: Arts and Media
BA (Hons) Animation & Games
BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices
BA (Hons) Creative Technologies
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Film Studies
BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts
BA (Hons) Media & Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Museum Studies
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Sound Arts
Please note that the courses listed cover the Extended BA route also.
In line with current Government advice on the COVID-19 Road Map, we are currently welcoming visitors onto our campus. 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.
Your Open Day experience will include:
- Welcome talks
- Student Q&A's
- Campus Tours
- Accommodation Tours
- Workshops and Demonstrations
- Parents, Guardians & Supporters Advice
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
- Portfolio Reviews
- Application Process
- Fees and Funding
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.