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MA 3D Design Crafts graduate wins Future Makers award
Awards & Industry
Laura Quinn, MA 3D Design Crafts graduate, has won an Exhibition Support prize at this year’s Future Makers awards.
Join an Applicant Advice Session
If you're looking to study a creative degree in September 2021, come along to our series of talks for HE applicants.
UCAS Support for Parents & Carers
How to help your child complete their UCAS application, personal statement and references to gain a place in Higher Education.
Writing your UCAS Application
If you're applying to study a full-time BA (Hons) or Extended BA degree at Plymouth College of Art, you will need to submit your application through UCAS. Read our step-by-step to complete your personal statement, references and education history.
Your next steps after applying on UCAS
What are your next steps after selecting up to five courses on UCAS and sending your application? Find out how to make your decision to study a creative degree at university or college in 2021.
Getting a UCAS reference
A reference is part of your UCAS application required for applying to university.
Top tips: the best advice to prepare for your university interview
Looking for advice on preparing for your university interview? Our lecturers give their top tips on what they look for in a successful applicant.
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication lecturers release new Bloomsbury book exploring digital communication
Andrew Way, lecturer on BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, along with fellow lecturer Frédérique Santune and Neil Leonard, who has previously worked at the college, have published the paperback ‘Web and Digital for Graphic Designers’, now available for purchase via Amazon and Waterstones.
Painting, Drawing & Printmaking graduate wins Brownston Gallery Fresh Talent Award 2020
Awards & Industry
Graduate, Sianan Bunt, wins the Fresh Talent Award 2020 for her portrait series of her boyfriend, 'Life Goes On'.
Why Attend A Virtual Open Day?
As the world adjusts to more flexible and digital ways of working, networking and socialising, universities are offering a wider range of virtual experiences than ever before. Here are a few reasons why attending a virtual Open Day is a beneficial, engaging and useful experience.
Students design mobile billboards with environmental message
Students from BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking and MA Illustration courses have had their artwork blown up to billboard size, thanks to a competition by Yellowbird Media in Plymouth.
We'll pay your travel costs: Claim up to £80 when you visit us
Did you know we may be able to help out with some of your travel expenses when you visit us after making an application? Read on to find out how to make your claim.
UK Fashion & Textile Association's MADE IT Masterclass comes to Plymouth College of Art
Students from our fashion and textiles programmes recently took part in an online masterclass from UKFT on production and sourcing in the fashion industry, gaining valuable industry insights.
Five steps to building a successful personal statement
Your personal statement is an important part of your UCAS application, but it can be a daunting task to get started on, so we've pulled together a quick guide to help you create a personal statement that will stand out from the crowd.
Staff at the college make £1650 contribution to Christmas Present Appeal
Staff at Plymouth College of Art have been taking part in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal this year, raising £1650 to spend on toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.
Tracing Plymouth's history through Rajk inspired frottagés
Collaborating with students in Budapest and curators in New York, 'Drawing As Monument and the Material of Memory' was an exploration of László Rajk frottagés by our School of Arts + Media students.
BA (Hons) lecturer wins CICLA 2020 Original Illustration Exhibition Annual Prize
Awards & Industry
Caroline Pedler, BA (Hons) Illustration lecturer and MA Subject Tutor has won the Annual Prize at the 2020 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award (CICLA) Original Illustration Exhibition, in Shanghai, China
Christmas Gift Guide: Shop our Grads
Shop small and support local talent this Christmas - browse our hand-picked selection of unique gift ideas from a handful of our talented graduates.
Pre-Degree student publishes debut poetry book
Pre-Degree student Ciaran Perks has published his first poetry book, ‘Peacocks: Illusory Poems’, now available for purchase at Waterstones and on Amazon as well as being available internationally through Barnes & Noble and more.
Plymouth College of Art partners with Tate Exchange and Counterpoint Arts to present Beyond the Now
Plymouth College of Art is a key partner in a new social practice platform, Beyond the Now, in collaboration with Tate Exchange and Counterpoint Arts. Beyond the Now aims to open up new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world, by building a dialogue between everyday sensibilities, perspectives and ways of working.
BA (Hons) Game Arts graduate interns with King Games
BA (Hons) Game Arts graduate Liliana Pita has secured herself an internship role at King, the video game development company responsible for smash hit mobile games such as Candy Crush Saga.
Final year students take part in Graduate Fashion Foundation showcase
Awards & Industry
Graduating talent from our BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing courses has been featured in the Graduate Fashion Foundation's Class of 2020 showcase.
BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts alumni shows at Venice Glass Week
Awards & Industry
Plymouth College of Art alumni Benjamin Lintell, who graduated from Plymouth College of Art in 2017, has featured in an exhibition during the annual Venice Glass Week, held in September across the city of Venice, Italy.
Sunny Art Prize 2020 winner Richard Webb is new Subject Lead for BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking students at Plymouth College of Art are preparing to welcome the college’s newest appointment, incoming Subject Leader Richard Kenton Webb, who has been announced as winner of the prestigious international Sunny Art Prize 2020.
What's On: Plymouth Art Weekender
Plymouth Art Weekender is back! We highlight our top five must see events of the weekend.
Discover the future of creative practice: Plymouth College of Art’s Class of 2020
We introduce the Class of 2020 Landing Page, with each course's online expo. From digital portfolios and publications to film showreels and virtual galleries, there’s never been so much to explore from the comfort of your computer or mobile. Image: Reimagining Penguin Classics by Maha Taher.
Creative Extended Diploma students celebrate on Results Day
Extended Diploma students from Plymouth College of Art’s Palace Court Pre Degree campus are celebrating today as they receive the results of their qualifications.
The Box, Plymouth’s new £46 million invested arts & heritage space opens this September
The Box will open to the public on 29 September and is situated next to our city-centre main campus Tavistock Place. Plymouth's new interactive cultural centre will contain 13 new galleries and exhibition spaces, a striking elevated archive, learning and research facilities and a brand new public square.
Plymouth College of Art partners with Counterpoints Arts & OU to bring hip hop pedagogy to Tate
Plymouth College of Art partners with Counterpoints Arts, The Open University Citizenship and Governance SRA, Tate Exchange and Tate Archive at Tate Britain on the collaborative residency Hip Hop Pedagogy and Power: Re-Imagining the Archive, as part of the Who Are We? Tate Exchange programme.
Second year Graphic Communication student wins JDO Raw award
Second year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication student Emma Flintham has won first place in the JDO Raw award with her creation 'Algae Cacao'.